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jfnewell1965
01-09-2005, 05:24 PM
At the risk of beating a dead horse here....

Could I get a simple "Round" , "Square" or "Knee" comment from everyone concerning what type of mill they have?

Thanks,
Jim

3 Phase Lightbulb
01-09-2005, 05:26 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by jfnewell1965:
At the risk of beating a dead horse here....

Could I get a simple "Round" , "Square" or "Knee" comment from everyone concerning what type of mill they have?

Thanks,
Jim</font>


Bridgeport Knee

-3Ph

egpace
01-09-2005, 05:38 PM
I have a CM Drill Mill, R8 with a Round column. It is what it is, a poor man's entry into milling.

If I had the means or room I'd a Moore #1 Jig bore & a Bridgeport for my home shop.

Arcane
01-09-2005, 05:54 PM
BP clone.

John Stevenson
01-09-2005, 05:56 PM
Bridgeport 9 x 42 Knee mill
Bridgeport 14 x 18 CNC knee mill
Beaver 10 x 52 CNC knee mill
Victoria U2 10x 42 universal knee mill
Arboga 6 x 18 round column - gib lockable.
Taig 4 x 12 bed mill, sounds grand but that's what it is.

John S.

motorworks
01-09-2005, 06:04 PM
Here is what I "mill" on:

First (b/p copy) knee mill 9"x42"

Bridgeport Boss CNC 12"x18"

Aciera F3 (Swiss hor/vert)

Dave Opincarne
01-09-2005, 06:12 PM
Round, 110v. I'd like more but I rent and don't have any hope of having a permanent shop space anytime soon.

Bill Cook
01-09-2005, 06:16 PM
Cincinnati Toolmaster

Knee

bc

threeboys
01-09-2005, 06:20 PM
BP knee mill

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rockrat
01-09-2005, 06:27 PM
Home,
Bridgeport Boss
Knee

Work,
Tree cnc - Knee
Manual / cnc - Kondia, Laugn
Manual - Cincy Toolmaster, Excello, Servo, Bridgeport

rsr911
01-09-2005, 06:31 PM
BP 9x32 Knee mill
BP CNC Boss 5 Knee mill

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-Christian D. Sokolowski

billyboy
01-09-2005, 06:37 PM
ive a tom senior M1 square column, not as high or weighty as a bridgeport but an excellent all round hor/vert mill, if you ever get one offered,,snap it up,


bill

cliff69
01-09-2005, 06:44 PM
Bridgeport 9x42 knee
Shizouka 11x58 knee
Cincinati 20x40 bed

hoffman
01-09-2005, 06:49 PM
Gorton 1-22
knee mill
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Hoffman in Warner Robins Ga

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Stanko
01-09-2005, 07:13 PM
Stankoimport Knee Mill
Taiwan RF20 round coloum Hobby cnc'd

larry_g
01-09-2005, 07:13 PM
Index 40 Knee
DuFour HZ/Vert Knee
BFH
lg
no neat sig line

.RC.
01-09-2005, 07:31 PM
BP Knee improved clone...is tiny bit heavier than real bridgeport and square slide on y axis..

Also got a round column geared head mill but is going to be sold...

toolmakerjim
01-09-2005, 07:39 PM
first-turret/knee

roberlt
01-09-2005, 08:13 PM
RF45 mill drill with dovetail column.

Could have got a B'port for the same money BUT it will not fit in my (small) space.

Oh well.

Rob

lenord
01-09-2005, 09:05 PM
The order goes like this, (argueably) and by price, unless you get a deal somewhere.

mini mill
round column
dovetail column
knee
bridgeport clone
BP
CNC

All options above beat a hand drill with an end mill in it.

IMO
FWIW
Lenord

cliff69
01-09-2005, 09:07 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by lenord:

All options above beat a hand drill with an end mill in it.

IMO
FWIW
Lenord

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rotflmao



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Jim Bass
01-09-2005, 09:12 PM
Bridgeport clone knee mill & Bridgeport Boss 8 CNC knee mill

5axis
01-09-2005, 09:31 PM
Any one else play with some larger stuff?

Work: 5axis FPT, 40,000 capacity table Fidia control Aprox. 120"X 80"Y
Home: no way, I spend too much time at work!

PolskiFran
01-09-2005, 09:39 PM
Chevalier (bp clone) vertical- knee
Cincinati Contour Master- knee type, only heavy duty
Sajo horizontal- about bp size 9x42 table

Frank

darryl
01-09-2005, 09:46 PM
RF-20 looking, no name on it anywhere, none at all. Round column. Converted for power feed on x and y axis, not cnc. Original handwheel markings accurate within a horseshoe's thickness, and original downfeed markings accurate within a pint or two of totally ****faced.

J Tiers
01-09-2005, 10:07 PM
My answer probably shouldn't count, as it is a horizontal with a vertical head accessory. But it is knee and column.

If I were buying a mill, I would not buy a round column except under duress. I am too spoiled by the knee.

For round column problems I already have a drill press. More trouble I do not need.

Evan
01-10-2005, 10:30 AM
SB9 lathe with milling attachment. Currently building a CNC mill. If the weather would ever freekin warm up I might actually get some work done.

PHiers
01-10-2005, 11:10 AM
Wholesale Tools dovetail column mill. (RF45 clone)

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Paul in NE Ohio

JCHannum
01-10-2005, 11:15 AM
Rockwell Delta knee.

panchula
01-10-2005, 11:24 AM
`52 Bridgeport round ram knee mill. Jhead 9x42.

-Mike

Mark Hockett
01-10-2005, 11:25 AM
BP clone 9x42
Milltronics CNC knee mill 10x54
K&T 2H horizontal 10x50
Mark

Paul Alciatore
01-10-2005, 11:31 AM
Round

Grizzly mill drill

Paul A.

Gator
01-10-2005, 11:39 AM
Round Column RongFu RF40 Mill/Drill, it has its uses.

Enco 9x42 Knee Mill

Larry

StephenK
01-10-2005, 11:39 AM
I have a Burke MillRite knee mill.
Got it out of the second story of a barn. It paid for itself many times over.

StephenK

Bob-O
01-10-2005, 11:43 AM
B/P clone now. Previous mills were #6 Van Norman & before that, a Hardinge TM with MilwaukeeMatic head. Darn shop is too small for more than one!
Bob

cliff69
01-10-2005, 11:51 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by StephenK:
I have a Burke MillRite knee mill.
Got it out of the second story of a barn. It paid for itself many times over.

StephenK</font>


I imagine that was a FUN rigging job!

Mike P
01-10-2005, 12:03 PM
'46 Round Ram M-Head Bridgeport

Mike P

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sjensen30
01-10-2005, 12:39 PM
Bridgeport knee mill

IOWOLF
01-10-2005, 05:19 PM
wells index knee,damn good machine.

dvideo
01-10-2005, 05:25 PM
Is this dead horse beat enough? Is beating dead horses OK with the ASPCA?

jr

jfnewell1965
01-10-2005, 09:17 PM
It's beat!

Thanks y'all.

Paul Gauthier
01-10-2005, 11:20 PM
Bridgeport knee mill.

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Paul G.

kap pullen
01-11-2005, 06:11 AM
Bridgeport 9x36
Enco 12x48
Bridgeport Boss5 cnc
Cinncinatti Contourmaster Tracer.

All Knee Mills.
kap

wierdscience
01-11-2005, 07:26 AM
Excello 602
Excello 602 vs(not running)
K&T 2h horizonal
Cinncinatti #3 horizonal(not running)

All are dovetail knee types.

Wish I had a B-port in a bed type with a 96" long table http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

Michael Moore
01-11-2005, 09:36 AM
approx 1990 Tree 325 Journeyman rigid chassis CNC knee mill, which replaced a Samson Taiwan-clone of a Bridgeport 9x42 knee mill.

cheers,
Michael

ttok
01-11-2005, 07:20 PM
Enco bench knee mill and an old RF-40 size round column mill-drill used mostly as a heavy drill (above 1/4" is heavy drilling for me!). (Also three Delta Super-hi Precision drill presses with Mastercraft X-Y tables only for light drilling). A.T.

3 Phase Lightbulb
01-11-2005, 07:27 PM
This dead horse is beginning to smell.... Can we bury it now? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

-3Ph

andy_b
01-11-2005, 08:03 PM
i got here late and don't care if it's starting to smell.

old horizontal B&S No. 2 Universal and old B&S No 0 Omniversal, both with vertical head attachments. of course, both are also still in the "cleaning up" phase. i can still kick myself in the arse for not getting the old round-ram B-port for $500. the ways and leadscrews were tighter than anything i've ever felt. i mean literally there may have been 0.002 backlash. i am serious.

andy b.

BillH
01-11-2005, 10:52 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~billh308/deadhorse.gif
Hehe, any excuse to post that image, I will.

BillH
01-11-2005, 10:59 PM
Andy B, the round column bridgeport I went to look at, had no thrust bearings on the screws, so turn the handle a few rev then it made a clunk clunk clunk sound. Maybe I should of bought it for 100$ and taken it to the scrap dealer and made a nice profit.

3 Phase Lightbulb
01-11-2005, 11:20 PM
http://www.members.aol.com/theslippeddisc/DeadHorse.gif

http://home.fuse.net/vanRijn/deadhorse.gif

http://joanongovernment.homestead.com/files/beat_deadhorse.gif


It's dead already...

-3Ph

JS
01-11-2005, 11:26 PM
Work : BP 9 x 42
BP clone 12 x 49

speedy
01-12-2005, 03:29 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb:


http://www.members.aol.com/theslippeddisc/DeadHorse.gif

http://home.fuse.net/vanRijn/deadhorse.gif

http://joanongovernment.homestead.com/files/beat_deadhorse.gif


It's dead already...

-3Ph</font>

So what is the pleasure in beating or "flogging" dead meat?? There must be a name for such a fetish http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

I have the fabulous RF20 mill/ drill .

cheers, Ken

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Thrud
01-12-2005, 03:56 AM
I like the smiley one the best ROFLOOMACOAL-TOOISSTDS! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

I have a Maximat-7, I would rather have an Okuma CNC 5 axis lathe and mill

Or, I would settle not having to worry about peeing my pants - being numb from the waist down is handy when you Rhoshambo for beers, but not good if you can't waddle fast enough to the head...oopsie! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

audrey
01-12-2005, 07:50 AM
Bridgeport Knee Mill. 1941 vintage. Serial number 370 Completely rebuilt and I love it.