Thread: Taking the plunge again!!!
:naughty: Ok Im looking to buy another mill to convert, Ive decided my Boxford 260 vmc is almost ready to go.
Im looking for one similar to the picture below, New OR Second Hand, if you know of any similar mills on the net. please post the link, or if you have one let me know..
Im looking for Cross travel: > 150mm & Longitudinal travel: > 420mm
I would like an R8 taper (but would consider others) as I will be converting to ATC.
RickAlways bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
OK here is the pricing i Have so far...
The picture above is from SPG Tools
SPG 2217-lll LV Milling/Drilling MachinePrice:
£760.00 (UK Delivery £50.00)
so can anybody find better for the money....
I really do need some opinions with this..... please...:idea:Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
out of those, spg 2217-30 or spg 9525. Preferably the 9525, but i still worry about the depth of the pillar and its strength.
12-08-2011 #4Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other - Abe Lincoln
i'd remove the gearbox anyway and drive via toothed belts
I've not seen the machine in the flesh, but it maybe possible to "beef up" the pillar.
Well as i said there is a shed load of pictures on this site and the complete SPG 2217 (well its equiv anyhow) CNC Conversion...
It really is a very entertaining and detailed conversion. I suspect i will do the same on here as soon as i make the decision.
without looking fully through the pics, there isn't a lot of metal where the pillar connects to the base. I would look at adding another base below the original that extended behind the pillar, and add support plates either side of the pillar from the extended base.
Maybe even making a thick plate full length shroud around the pillar that could be fixed to the extended base.
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