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12-24-2008, 10:55 AM
Is this the same mill as yours?
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Supermax-CNC-mill_W0QQitemZ380087602519QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_Mi lls?hash=item380087602519&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

12-24-2008, 11:43 PM

12-24-2008, 11:53 PM
Sure looks like it. Nice it already has the 30 Taper Spindle.

The only real difference between that one and mine is my Z axis is on the knee. This is really rare as it requires an air balancing cylinder to do it right.

The mill model is a YCM-16VS

Looks like a good price. Box ways on the knee and Y axis. 3HP spindle motor. Fan cooled head. 30 Taper tool holders are about $30 to $40 each.


12-24-2008, 11:58 PM
Jerry (?)...LOL! Now I know why you scoffed at my thinking of a small mill. The pic of your machine...wow...that thing is a brute huh?
Is the CNC control on the Ebay one I showed the same as yours?

12-25-2008, 12:30 AM
My mill came with an old Tera controller. Worked good but the software was on a proprietary format floppy that I could not copy. So I built a new control using Mach3. 15" Touchscreen. Used the original control cabinet and made a new face and everything. The front panel was powder coated with my cheap old HF powder gun and a infrared propane heater.

The build log is here:


Anilam makes a good control.

Whats nice about this machine is the extra amount of Y axis. It really comes in handy.

I have been really happy with the machine. Made some good money with it this summer between jobs.