View Full Version : Rotary Table Gloat

04-07-2010, 09:51 PM
I got what I think is a pretty good deal on a Rotary table. I didn't measure but I think its about a 10" for $250.



04-07-2010, 09:58 PM
Looks like a monster! Hope you're picking it up in person...and bringing Mongo with you to lift it! :D :eek:


04-07-2010, 10:09 PM
Yes I did pick it up in person. It is a monster but luckily I have a small walk behind forklift for moving it.

04-07-2010, 10:10 PM
Ha ha, Anagram for Mongo!

That is a big looking table. It also looks as though it can be adjusted for an angle as well.

Nice score.

04-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Yes it rotates as well as tilts. Everything seems to work very smoothly. Has a strange top on it with lots of tapped holes.

04-07-2010, 11:08 PM
Toward the end of this video, Sol shows one use for the drilled plate. Work locating and holding.


Davo J
04-07-2010, 11:10 PM
That is what they call a fixture plate. It will come in handy holding all different shaped objects down.

04-07-2010, 11:16 PM
Awsome rotary table. Worth more then my chinese mill new. :(
the top plate is a cool bonus too, looks like it has a normal 6 slot bottom under it, but the top plate will let you do some fixture work or just let you bolt your clamps in anywhere insted of just in the 6 slots (kinda annoying)

04-09-2010, 02:45 AM
$250 well spent for sure...

04-09-2010, 11:06 AM
Yes it rotates as well as tilts. Everything seems to work very smoothly. Has a strange top on it with lots of tapped holes.

Yes, but it appears to be fastened to a standard t-slotted table.

04-09-2010, 04:39 PM
Looks like a good find ! However I wouldn't want to be the one to have to lift it onto the mill table. I didn't think the Jap stuff went back that far. It looks to be of older vintage. Well made for sure.


Alistair Hosie
04-09-2010, 05:06 PM
I shudder to imagine what one of those would cost new many thousands for sure a great machine if not a heavy one.Well done if you can use it it's abeauty.Alistair

04-11-2010, 08:00 PM
Well here is my plan for the rotary table. Comments are welcome. I am partners in a company that sells industrial bandsaws. The most common small bandsaw I work on it the Hyd-Mech S-20. Excellent machine but the one weakness it has is it wheels. They tend to wear causing blade tracking issues. When the get bad I take the 16" wheels of and have a shop true them up then regroove them. My 13" colchester lathe isn't big enought to turn them. The plan is bolt the wheel to the table with a pin that fits into the center of the rotary table to center it. Run an endmill around the circumference then put the coolant grooves back in with a slotting cutter.