View Full Version : Cool lil Grizzly mill...

02-15-2012, 08:18 PM
Kind of a neat little piece. Too bad the spindle is so fast. DC motor tho...could be slowed down more???? Or changed out...

02-15-2012, 08:39 PM
This off shore stuff Grizzly is selling is kinda neat really, they keep comming up with different, sometimes better designs, i always find this stuff interesting.

02-15-2012, 08:44 PM
Yup...it's pretty neat! Would certainly expand the capabilities of a small mill.
Course...I'm kinda biased towards horizontal mills now after having a couple.

02-15-2012, 08:48 PM
Re: Kinda biased:

I think that's the first time i've seen a Biased remark posted here!!:rolleyes: :D :D

02-15-2012, 08:58 PM
LOL! Good to be a pioneer!

02-15-2012, 09:12 PM
That very (Sieg) mill was discussed here recently.

I find it very attractive as it suits my shop and the small work I do (DEFINITELY not "production") as my other mills are vertical square column types and that mill would fill some gaps as a horizontal mill.

As I recall, Sieg is coming out with a newer larger but similar model with a Sieg SX3 drive which suits me too.

It will need to have an MT3 spindle taper for me.

I think that John Stevenson is best advised on this and the future/next model.

I can wait.

02-15-2012, 09:14 PM
Cute,but 6 1/2" max overhead room isn't much space. Better buy a LOW vise,or clamp work to the table.

02-15-2012, 10:09 PM
I too think its cute, but cannot get over two things on these machines - plastic handles and cheap castings. Definitely interesting to see they added accordian way covers tho.

02-15-2012, 11:03 PM

It is an interesting offering and it made me think about getting one for a bit. But, I would wish for it to be a bit bigger with a 1 1/2hp to 2hp motor and slower speeds. But I view it as more useful as a horizontal rather than a vertical.

And those cheap plastic handles and castings are part of why it is priced under $800.


02-16-2012, 05:57 AM
Yep...it could stand to be bigger for sure. The 3" of cross travel dampened my enthusiasum.

02-16-2012, 06:17 AM
Haha nice typo. 31 1/16" travel, Yea, Im sure :)

I don't mind plastic handles that much, It would be nice if they would bother to counter balance them however. (What would that take, drilling 3 holes and adding some nuts/bolts?)

I think you'd have to do a motor transplant (Or at the very least, new pullys) to slow it down and still have any kinda torque.

02-16-2012, 06:21 AM
Looks easy to add a riser under the column. Probably get a couple more inches of headroom. I think mimimal loss of rigidity from the knee off the bottom of the vertical ways.

BP J head way too big but how about adapting an M head or similar?

02-16-2012, 08:52 AM
I find it interesting that someone thinks the small/home machining
market is big enough to make it worth coming out with new
products --- and importing them into the US. It runs counter to the
notion that the US is nothing but a nation of TV-Watching-Couch-Potatoes.

Now if we could just find a US manufacturer to make these machines
at prices appropriate to the market (maybe get it on the Obamanator's
in-shoring agenda :-)


02-16-2012, 09:01 AM
I dunno... $1000 for a small horizontal seems a bit steep when full size ones can be had for $200. I still want one though.... :o

02-16-2012, 03:22 PM
I dunno... $1000 for a small horizontal seems a bit steep when full size ones can be had for $200. I still want one though.... :o

Me too. I'm holding out for a nice Burke #4.
(I'm in DFW TX - anybody?)

02-16-2012, 04:24 PM
I dunno... $1000 for a small horizontal seems a bit steep when full size ones can be had for $200. I still want one though.... :o

That and if you tried to mount a Dividing Head on one end of the table the mill would tip over

02-16-2012, 04:35 PM
Rex,a #4 Burke was my 2nd. mill,and it was a good machine that would actually mill steel. My 1st. was an Atlas. It would mill brass o.k..