View Full Version : Excello Mills Made in USA??

02-27-2009, 11:24 AM
I thought Excello mills were made in Ontario, Canada, but I just noticed this 602 on Ebay with what looks like the original machine nameplate.
Really bad Ebay paint job, but at least it's not Blue Rustoleum :)


Did Excello out-source some of the 602's to the US?? Anyone know anything about "Atlantic Tool Works" in Connecticut?

By the way, notice the very stout shop-built end-cap. Adds to the mystery on my other thread :)

Just Bob Again
02-27-2009, 11:49 AM
Atlantic was a division of excello. They made some stuff like jig borers but I didn't think they made mills there. Now a division of Textron.

02-27-2009, 06:20 PM
Did you ever solve your problem with your Excello?

Rob :)

02-27-2009, 06:29 PM
I found a set of ungraded (non-precision) 7204 (angular contact) bearings. 14 mm x 2 is 3 mm short of the bearing pocket, so I'm going to try to sneak into the shop tonight and make a 3 mm preload spacer to put between the two bearings, and then an end-cap to close-off the bearing pocket. As someone mentioned on the other thread, the preload is set on the Excellos with a pair of jam nuts on the left side of the table.

To complicate matters, I'm installing a Servo Dynamo power feed on the right side, so the bearing cap has to clear the powerfeed head. I might have to bore a circular pocket in the back of the powerfeed itself, which will be amusing since the mill doesn't have an X-axis handwheel :)

02-27-2009, 06:37 PM
Cool. IRC you got the mill with no power feed at all?

Rob :)

02-27-2009, 07:28 PM
Cool. IRC you got the mill with no power feed at all?

This mill is a real mystery to me: it's literally brand-new. Someone mounted a Sony Magnescale system on it, but they didn't debug the X- and Y-axis, so i'm going to have to re-mount the x-axis scale for clearance in the back (along the column).

After an extensive cleaning, I found no chips in the mill -- either in the table, saddle, or knee.

The mill had the factory stock powerfeed, but someone took it off, along with the DRO head. By the way Wierd -- these are the beveled hand wheels you mentioned by PM:


As far as I can guess, this machine was bought, and then canibalized for parts for another machine.

02-27-2009, 07:47 PM
Robert is understating how nice that machine is. I was in on hauling it and it is a beautiful chunk of iron. I am just waiting for the estate sale.

02-27-2009, 07:57 PM
Thanks (again) for the rigging services Mike :)

We need to get together with Roy and post the pictures from the big Colchester/Millrite/Excello move :D

02-27-2009, 09:34 PM
Ah yes,those are the funky tapered dials.I did find the long axis screw,it's ruined,leaky roof in that shed.Same findings here the left end controls everything.