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07-06-2011 03:45 PM
jss ok since I am a total dummie with milling machines I ask u to help me understand what to buy to allow me to use this

first thing is I dont understand if u look at the machine I want to buy is that the r8 collet?


forexample this kit
how does this

fit into this



I know the endmills go last but how does it secure to the bridgeport etc?
07-06-2011 12:38 PM
jss
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notlad1
I bought 5 Bridgepots new back in 1978 (10,000 dol. w/ basic tooling and 2 axis DRO) when I was starting up a new shop. I have since sold and retired and even though I replaced all the Bridgeports with CNC equipment , I kept all of them. I could possibly get a manual if you buy it. That is an older machine as it is not varable speed spindle. One of the best manual mills in the business. The mill can be set up w/ dro,dividing head, rotary table and horizontal cutting. A great machine that most rodders would love to own.

Weight- 2000 lb
Foot Pad- 3 ft x 5 ft
Height- 6 1/2 ft.

Don
3x5 just the base? huge eh
07-05-2011 06:33 AM
trees There are 4 speeds selectable by moving the drive belt. To get the additional 4 speeds, you switch internal gearing in the head to get the 8 speeds listed. Of course, these speeds may not be the same with the new motor, which may not be the same operating speed as the original. I missed the power feed attachment. Would be nice if it were working, but not a show stopper either way.

Trees
07-04-2011 10:56 PM
jss so ur saying its not "varable speed spindle"

is this not a bad thing?

sorry I don't know much from milling machines.

so far my lathe is my best friends hoping this will be my next
07-04-2011 08:51 PM
heathj1 Do both high and low gears work in the head? Does the power feed work?
07-04-2011 07:44 PM
oldred
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyK81
Man, you haven't been on eBay in awhile have you?
The trick is to stay away from the "buy-it-nows" and search "auctions only". I have recently bought a Niagara 1" rougher end mill for $8.92 with shipping and this was for a new end mill. Not long ago I bought four new OSG 5/8" and one 1/2" end mills for (with combined shipping from the same seller) less than $4 each. About six months ago I got two six flute OSG TiN 1 3/8" mills for less than $10 each and those things were over $125 each at MSC!



t
07-04-2011 07:28 PM
JohnnyK81 Where abouts in ontario are you?
07-04-2011 07:04 PM
mmopar0521 You can get pretty much anything you need on line from either MSC or Enco. MSC is a little higher price. I use Enco for most of my needs, and have bought some big stuff from them too. Reasonable in both cost and quality. Great deal on the Bridgeport if the table is in good shape. Spindles are rebuildable.
07-04-2011 06:10 PM
Notlad1 I bought 5 Bridgepots new back in 1978 (10,000 dol. w/ basic tooling and 2 axis DRO) when I was starting up a new shop. I have since sold and retired and even though I replaced all the Bridgeports with CNC equipment , I kept all of them. I could possibly get a manual if you buy it. That is an older machine as it is not varable speed spindle. One of the best manual mills in the business. The mill can be set up w/ dro,dividing head, rotary table and horizontal cutting. A great machine that most rodders would love to own.

Weight- 2000 lb
Foot Pad- 3 ft x 5 ft
Height- 6 1/2 ft.

Don
07-04-2011 05:47 PM
jss good to know thanks guys. I here these units are really huge anyone know the size of the bridgeport?
07-04-2011 05:30 PM
JohnnyK81 Man, you haven't been on eBay in awhile have you?
07-04-2011 03:34 PM
oldred
Quote:
Originally Posted by jss
btw where do u get endmill assc etc online?

E-Bay!!! I get fantastic deals on high quality end mills like Niagara, OSG, etc along with about every other accessory you would need (and you would need a lot!).
07-04-2011 01:13 PM
JohnnyK81 You're in Ontario? Ten bucks says I grab it first? (Just kidding, don't worry).

Depends what kind of quality you need.. I know McMaster sells them, but never bought anything from them.

If you're looking for hobby quality, which is what I use, just go down to your local Busy Bee.. They're cheap, they work.. my mill is small and snaps the bits anyways, so I'm not investing large sums of money in consumables.
07-04-2011 11:55 AM
jss btw where do u get endmill assc etc online?
07-04-2011 09:11 AM
jss thanks alot for the info. just waiting on reply from seller.
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