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chrisinestes
11-30-2014, 06:28 PM
To make a long story short, I finally got my hands on an old US Machine Tool Co. MillRite MV Vertical mill. All manual feeds with a #9 B&S taper spindle, a few collets, and I get to go shopping for tooling in the previous owner's tool box. I'd post some pics, but I must be new enough here that I'm not yet permitted to do so... totally understandable.

I've never had a vertical mill, and I've got maybe 1 hour of supervised time on a friends' mill. I've had lots of experience with other power tools and machines, so that'll help with the learning curve.

I'm now working on making sure it's trammed properly. I think I have that process figured out, and I have the right tools to do it.

Chris

PS. Hey Admin, when will I qualify to post pics and/or links?

iMisspell
11-30-2014, 06:33 PM
Congrats on the machine...

Im not the Admin, but this forum* does not host and pics, you need to use an out-side source... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/62262-Posting-Photos

You should be able to post links though.

Good luck with your machine.

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chrisinestes
11-30-2014, 06:56 PM
Congrats on the machine...

Im not the Admin, but this forum* does not host and pics, you need to use an out-side source... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/62262-Posting-Photos

You should be able to post links though.


Good luck with your machine.

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OK, I'll put those pictures on Photobucket. I think I was able to create a couple albums here and upload some pics, but I've never seen anything like that and I'm not sure I was actually able to do it, and how long they'll be up.

Thanks!
Chris

Toolguy
11-30-2014, 07:47 PM
Hi chrisinestes-

A friend of mine has a Millrite. It's a pretty decent home shop mill. I think you will like it. It will definitely upgrade what you are able to do with metal! If you have questions this forum is a good place to get answers.

boslab
11-30-2014, 08:02 PM
Looks a nice lump of iron, loads of fun to be had with that, think this is the one but not sure
http://youtu.be/gwg5TNgDQIA
Mark

KiddZimaHater
11-30-2014, 08:05 PM
I too have a MILLRITE, and I love it
It's like a 'mini' Bridgeport (Or any other full-sized mill for that matter).
Enjoy your new toy.

Mike Amick
11-30-2014, 09:35 PM
Yea .. !!! another chance for a another shameless plug for MY millrite ..
http://www.mikeamick.com/millrite_project/

Mike A

chrisinestes
12-01-2014, 05:05 PM
I too have a MILLRITE, and I love it
It's like a 'mini' Bridgeport (Or any other full-sized mill for that matter).
Enjoy your new toy.

Wow... Fancy! Mine will never look like that unless I win the Mega Millions or Power Ball!

Chris

Ohio Mike
12-01-2014, 09:46 PM
Good machines. Don't be afraid of straight shank tooling. B&S 9 taper can take a 3/4" collet which is comparable to R8. Straight shank tooling (drill chucks, boring heads and even ER collet chucks) are plentiful and very versatile.