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Set Of 'must Get' Mill And Lathe Items

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Warloch, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Mar 22, 2021
    Howard Eisenhauer

    Howard Eisenhauer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have one, they do work nice :)

    I also picked up a dividing head kit from India for it cheap on Amazon, not recommended. :(
     
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  2. Mar 23, 2021
    Madeline3b

    Madeline3b Optimized for analog

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    Grizzly industrial is usually not bad for inexpensive offshore stuff, I have also had decent luck with Shars. As far as cutters and such KBC tools is also ok. Again, buyer beware!
     
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  3. Apr 17, 2021
    teletech

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    This reminds me to mention old CNC equipment. I picked up a CNC mill for about $600 a while ago, cost me another $1500 and some hair-loss to get it running but it really is amazing what you can get for almost nothing in the old NC market.
    As a result I have a small manual mill I get to enjoy for the tasks it's good at and the other stuff (shapes, angles, etc.) goes on the CNC.
     
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  4. Jun 13, 2021
    norms love machine

    norms love machine New Member

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    I'm a machinist for 40 years + looks like you got a lot to learn , so enjoy the ride , I run a VTL that was made 1912 so old machine don't die ,lots of good suggestions here but you tooling needs will never end , get a numbers and letters stamp set and stamp on the things that you make (made in the USA)
     
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  5. Aug 6, 2021
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    Finally an update on my mill I ordered in February.. it shipped from PA this week and is due sometime in the next week or so. Was in Indiana as of today.

    Specs on what I ordered:
    PM-727M-w/3axDRO PM-727M Milling Machine, 7x27" Table, with:
    1. Chip Tray
    2. R8 Spindle Taper
    3. 110V Single Phase Power
    4. 3 Year Warranty
    5. 3 axis DRO Installed
    Stand Sold Separately

    STAND-STEEL-PM-727M/V Stand for PM-727M and PM-727V Milling Machines

    R8-11Pc-ULTRA Ultra Precision, Heavy Duty R-8 Collet Set, 1/8"-3/4", 11Pc, Made in Taiwan

    52PCCK-1/2-12mm 52 pc Clamping Kit, for 7/16", 12mm & 1/2" T Slots (Fits PM-25MV, PM-727M, etc)

    KDCR8-13 High Precision Keyless Drill Chuck, with R8 Taper, 1/2" Capacity, +/- .001" Runout (.0019TIR)

    BOR-SET-2-HSS 2" Precision Boring Head, R-8 Shank, with .0005" Graduations, Includes 5 Pc. HSS Boring Tool Set

    VISE-4in-HIGHPREC 4" High Precision Vise, Anglock Type, 4" Jaw Width, 4-1/4" Opening, High Precision, .0006" Tolerance

    ENDMLST5Pc2FL Precision HSS End Mill Set, 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" Sizes, 2 Flute, Center Cutting 2F

    ENDMLST5Pc4FL Precision HSS End Mill Set, 1/8", 3/16", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" Sizes, 4 Flute, Center Cutting 4F

    Most of the options were based on what was available at the time of order.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2021
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Great news, I have something I started making a month ago for you, I will get it finished and sent in the next couple of weeks!!
     
  7. Aug 7, 2021
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    Thanks - I appreciate any help I can get.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2021
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    So - it has arrived :D


    It will be tough to say if this is going to get setup before my surgery. I hope to unpack it at least prior to not being able to do things.
     
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  9. Aug 15, 2021
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member

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    Definatly unpack to make sure. Nothing is damaged.
     
  10. Aug 15, 2021
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    Broke it open to check it out. Things look to be in good shape. The Truck driver (Saia Freight) who delivered it wanted to know more about the company. He says 3/4 of the Grizzly items he delivers, he picks up as they are so damaged in shipping due to not being packed right.

    They did a good job packing things, the only issue is the wood crate has been soaked and muddy. Smelled of mold when I took the wrap off. We pulled the wood crate, the mill was in plastic and just fine, but you could see it was wet and raining when it was crated - foot prints in mud on the inside of the panels.

    I'll try to get some pics later in the week when I can - got good and bad days with the back...

    Its sad that I can't wait to get cut open and get this fixed. Its really putting a dent in my play time.
     
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  11. Aug 22, 2021
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    Well - I got the mill unboxed and set on its stand in a "temporary" spot. Not sure it will stay there long term, but its where the Drill Press was and next to the bench is probably the best option.


    Now I just need to do some refreshing on how to use these things. I've not touched a Mill or Lathe in over 35 years.

    Still plan to get a Lathe - when getting them don't take 6 to 9 months...
     
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  12. Aug 22, 2021
    Mcruff

    Mcruff Earlycj5 Machinist

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    Chuck if you are right handed, cock the mill about 30° from the wall with the left side of the table pointed toward the wall, better yet a corner. This way your chips are directed in the direction of the wall, much easier to clean up your mess. Your chips will go all over but better directed toward a wall or corner to help control it.
     
  13. Aug 23, 2021
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member

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    Thanks, I'll do that. My Granddad had a piece of tin he had built and angled over there on his home made setup with a little tub under it. Never dawned on me why.
    I'm debating about it there, or in the other corner... but that requires moving the bolt bins - and more planning than I'm capable of at the moment :confused:
     
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