View Full Version : Summitt V348 mill

11-16-2004, 11:13 PM
Can anyone give me any info on this 10 year old mill. I am going to look at one
thanks John

11-17-2004, 05:27 PM
Pretty standard taiwan bridgeport clone, I think.
Call Summit, and ask about parts availability.
Looks like it has been replaced in their line by the V350, with 2" more travel, but it is probably pretty much the same mill.
I have heard the variable speed heads in taiwan mills use a plastic bushing, and it will wear out with heavy production use. Makes noise when it goes, so check it running, and make sure the head is quiet.
But it looks pretty standard. Taiwan makes decent mills for the money. Check with summit for what a new one costs, so you can bargain from a position of knowledge.