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  • Husky H/V mill ...anyone know anything?

    As it says. I've just been offered an older Husky H/V mill. Looks like a belt drive head, fairly simple machine. Thanks!
    Russ
    I have tools I don't even know I own...

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    chriss
    posted 06-19-2002 10:28 PM
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    I have one on my Husky Mill and am quite satisfied. Like my red display. The company was courteous and prompt. Packaging is fine and everything arrived in good order. It certainly saves a lot of time and cuts down on backlash/brain fade errors.
    Chris
    Barry Milton

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    • #3
      Here (hopefully) is a pic of this mill.

      I've searched and can't find any info on this.
      Russ
      I have tools I don't even know I own...

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      • #4
        Just going by the picture, it looks as though it would be a dandy home milling machine. Big enough to be solid and able to handle good-size work, but not too big to reasonably fit in a home shop. And the horizontal/vertical feature would be wonderful.

        Some of the machine details bear a passing resemblance to my Jet JVM-840, although that's a vertical mill only. I have no idea if there is any actual connection -- at all -- but if the Husky is of comparable quality to that, it ought to be fine.

        Incidentally, it appears to be missing the rubber chip guard that shoud extend from the vertical column to the back of the table; the bar to hold it is visible, I think, just below the horizontal spindle, and there should be a comparable bar across the back of the table. A sheet of rubber about 12" wide x long enough to reach from one to the other with the table fully forward should go there, to keep the chips off the Y table ways. Not a big deal -- you can buy a piece of 1/16" Neoprene from MSC and put it on, for not much money, if you decide to replace it.


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        • #5
          SGW...Thanks for pointing that out. I wonder how long this cover was missing? I think this is an import of some kind.
          Russ
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          • #6
            Almost 100% guaranteed to be an import. If there is in fact a family connection to the Jet JVM-840 and my memory isn't failing me (no guarantee there...), it may have been made by Kao Fong. It looks like a slightly better machine than the Jet, actually, although of course it's hard to judge from a picture.

            Absence of the chip protector is no big deal as long as the Y ways are okay.

            Does it have a two speed, 3-phase motor? If so, a VFD would solve the 3-phase problem for you.

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            Try to make a living, not a killing. -- Utah Phillips
            Don't believe everything you know. -- Bumper sticker
            Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
            There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. - Josh Billings
            Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
            Don't own anything you have to feed or paint. - Hood River Blackie

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            • #7
              Russ, I dont see any power feeds,X or Y. But they can be added as nessesary. I hope the price is right. Doug

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              • #8
                I kinda like it....how big is the table? Looks to be 6 x 24 or so.

                I suspect that the table you might find annoying. It looks to have one center slot, and a surrounding "coolant tray" opening.

                I have a mill with a single slot, and its a pain a lot of the time. If I had a chunk of table cut away for the coolant tray "feature" I think I would be really annoyed.

                That said, you can work with that, and having "real" vertical head AND a horizontal would be super cool. H-spindle looks to have drive lugs, is it a 30 or 40 taper? If so getting arbors will not be too tough.

                Down in that box looks like there is some other stuff painted that color. One item looks like it could be the arbor support to go on the overarm. Hole looks small, but it does have what looks like a corner of a dovetail to fit.

                Edit: Looking again, it isn't...doesn't mean an arbor support isn't in the pile someplace, though, better check.

                Over-all, I think I would jump on it myself, unless there were some big problems that can't be seen in the photo. Assuming price is halfway reasonable, of course.



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                • #9
                  Guys! Thanks for the other points. I never even noticed the single slot. No, there are no power feeds and he says a dovetail support for the horizontal spindle is missing. It is #30 taper....that's good. $3500 asking and probably $1000 shipping, that's bad. I'm going out to Calgary soon and will probably buy a BP clone with a horizontal adapter. I can buy a new one for a little over $1000 more, for $2000 more, with powerfeed and EVS motor (1 ph.
                  Russ
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