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Old 04-29-2005, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default large mill at a yard sale....

its 700 pounds, 30 inch verticle bed travel and 32x32 size bed or thereabouts.
it has endmills, a vise, and various collets. belt driven
i dont know the brand unfortunatly.

will it work for small stuff too? he didnt know how much travel was in one turn of the crank. the scale was in thousandths.

its on sale tommorow at 9am and i want to be there and know if i can use it for rc stuff.
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its 700 pounds, 30 inch verticle bed travel and 32x32 size bed or thereabouts.
it has endmills, a vise, and various collets. belt driven
i dont know the brand unfortunatly.

will it work for small stuff too? he didnt know how much travel was in one turn of the crank. the scale was in thousandths.

its on sale tommorow at 9am and i want to be there and know if i can use it for rc stuff.
It'll work for R/C parts, I've made tiny parts on huge mills before.

As long as the dials are in thousanths, it should be fine. The fact that it comes with tools, vice and collets is a bonus too.
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32" vertical travel is huge....

700 lbs is actually lighter than most, somethings not adding up here

Hmmm, wonder what brand it is...


Small parts can be made on big equipment. The other way around is harder!
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Nope,it won't work at all. Wheres it at though so I can go look at it It would work for me for other projects
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its a central brand mill
9spd, 220 volts

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Central Machinery is a Harbor Freight brand. Make sure the hand wheels are in standard graduations instead of metric and you should be golden. Check out their website at: www.harborfreighttools.com . You can search under mills and maybe match it up to a pic on there. Then, you can get a better idea for what price is reasonable for you.

Edit: Also, make sure that it's single phase 220V, or you'll need a three phase converter. Those converters are pretty pricey too, unless you can find someone who has the plans you need to make one.
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if it is three phase then the guy thats selling it has the converter. thanks for the info wrmorrison! im checking it out now. he also has a mini lathe from HF im thinking of getting
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