View Full Version : buying ball screws

10-05-2014, 12:51 PM
hi all, I`m starting on a mini mill conversion and at present building up a "shopping list" first off Ballscrews, I`ve been given a link (cheers clive) to linearmotion and want to know my options, who else is out there? anyone got any feedback for L moition and is there an import duty. machining the ends to size is not a problem or manufacturing end plates unless its not cost effective. the conversion is for an X2 plus and I`m not as yet decided on which route to take the Z axis, so any and all feedback is welcome .cheers:thumsup:

10-05-2014, 03:28 PM
You won't find much cheaper or better than Chai at Linear motion and he's well proven so if your buying from China he's your man 100% trust worthy.
Wouldn't bother machining them your self as it's not cost affective for what they charge.

You will be Charged VAT on the order amount WRITTEN ON PAPER WORK ?(Nudge nudge wink wink) plus Admin fee by shipping company for processing and that's it no other duty's.

10-05-2014, 03:57 PM
thanks for that, just been measuring up space for Z axis, all looks intriguing.