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loose nut
05-04-2008, 09:48 PM
I finally have my new ZX-45 mill that I bought 2 weeks ago wired up and running, still making the mounting brackets for the digital scales/DRO. I have tried a few trial cuts and it seems to be sturdier than the old round column mill/drill I had.

The green colour on the power feed unit is so yesterday I may have to get one that doesn't clash.:rolleyes:

I was at the store were I bought it yesterday to get a few things and they raised the price on that model $200.00, looks like I dodged another bullet.

I might motorize the milling head movement, cranking it up can be a chore, and it might work for power feeding a boring head if the machine proves to be stable enough.
Not as loud as I was lead to believe but still a bit noisy, the power feed is worse.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q153/loosenut_bucket/DSC00069.jpg

Ken_Shea
05-04-2008, 11:43 PM
Very nice set up, looks to be a quite sturdy mill for the size, that should make for a very useful and capable piece of equipment.

I am with you on the green !

Ken

loose nut
05-05-2008, 10:20 PM
Just joking about the colour of the power feed, even if it sucks I can live with it, it was a feeby.