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Re: New Mill for me!!!
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2016, 02:10:28 PM »
Hey Dick, if you ever want to get rid of your Bridgeport...My garage is pretty big:-)


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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2016, 04:14:07 PM »
Was thinking the same thing .... just need a forklift to move it !
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Re: New Mill for me!!!
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2016, 09:40:33 AM »
I also have a HF mini lathe and and old craftsman table top lathe. I need to sell both of them and upgrade big time.

I might know of a decent size Sheldon with complete and I mean complete tooling for a real good price if it's still there. It may be 3 phase though.
If you run across a Heavy 10 up your way please let me know, my 9" isn't quite big enough in the through hole.

As long as its not to big to power in a home shop, you can always run the 3 phase motor off a VFD and have precise speed control from the control panel on the VFD.  I'm running a 5HP 3phase Hurco KMB1 spindle on a VFD in my home shop.  The thing is a beast, but it will eat thru steel like a beaver through a tree only faster.  You may need to be comfortable tracing things out depending on how its currently setup.  I completely retrofit the controls on my KMB1, but it was worth it because I bought the machine pretty darn cheap. 

I would add that I would NOT run the whole machine off the VFD.  Just the 3ph motor.  VFDs do not like anything being switched downstream.  All switching should be on the AC input side.  It would be easier to run the whole machine on a rotary phase converter, but a VFD is much more efficient and much quieter (silent).  The path you take should be dictated by your comfort level with electrical systems. 



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Re: New Mill for me!!!
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2016, 08:25:27 AM »
Hey Travis, how long did it take from ordering the G0759 to getting it delivered?

Yes I am getting one:-)



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Re: New Mill for me!!!
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2016, 11:25:27 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2016, 11:27:48 AM »
Thank you, any advice before I pull the trigger?


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Re: New Mill for me!!!
« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2016, 11:32:55 AM »
you need R8 collets
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2016, 11:36:05 AM »
Already ordered an R8 ER40 collet holder for my increasingly unruly large set of er40 collets.


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Re: New Mill for me!!!
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2016, 04:53:58 PM »
Congratulations Sir!!
Can't wait to see what you make with it

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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2016, 06:24:41 PM »
Thats nice Travis
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