View Full Version : Chester tools champion 16v milling machine conversion

25-02-2010, 08:50 AM
Hello again,

Does anyone have any experience of converting a "Chester Tools Champion 16V " milling machine to cnc ?

If so I'd love to hear from you.

Many thanks,


John S
25-02-2010, 09:25 AM
Yup, doing one at the moment and got another to do next month, they are a bitch as regards the X axis.


25-02-2010, 03:49 PM

Nice to hear from you John ! And so fast too !

Whats the hastle with the X axis ?

I anticipated the problem would be with the Y axis ( fore and aft )

What size Steppers did you use ? I think 6Nm for the Z axis and 4Nm for the X and Y ?

I'm thinking of using routout cnc's 10A kit, and a new 16v, and 16mm ballscrews from Zapp so I estimate the cost at about 1500 all up does that sound right to you ?

Do 16mm ballscrews and nuts fit ?

Any thoughts or pictures ( even better ) much appreciated

I could just convert my Centec 2B wich is gathering dust in a corner but I thought I'd start from scratch !!

Any help much appreciated


26-02-2010, 08:29 AM
Oh I also meant to ask, is the 16V rigid and powerful enough to machine steel components or is it restricted to light alloy and brass ?

Thanks Nick