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  • What are the opinions on this mill?

    Would like to know the good, bad, & ugly or opinion on this mill I am considering buying from Grizzly http://www.grizzly.com/products/9-x-...th-Stand/G0484
    Any info is appreciated.
    Bill in SE Idaho
    Bill in SE Idaho
    With enough time & motivation anything can be fixed

  • #2
    hello bill

    I have a variant of that mill I brought here in australia..

    I have had no problems with it and in my opinion it is a good upper lower class unit. Its sturdy and bloody heavy. I find the gearbox a bit sticky but I have been assured that it will "come good"

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    • #3
      1500 rpm max on the spindle can be restrictive if you are going to work in Al and/or with small diameter cutters.

      Phil

      Originally posted by bvd1940
      Would like to know the good, bad, & ugly or opinion on this mill I am considering buying from Grizzly http://www.grizzly.com/products/9-x-...th-Stand/G0484
      Any info is appreciated.
      Bill in SE Idaho

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      • #4
        I have a similar one, very rigid and far superior to the round column type.

        The dovetailed head solves the alignment problem and an in general the milled finish on parts is much better then the round column type, less vibration of the head.

        The table work area is much larger than the G3102 type of mill that are common.
        The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

        Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

        Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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        • #5
          Originally posted by loose nut
          I have a similar one, very rigid and far superior to the round column type.

          The dovetailed head solves the alignment problem and an in general the milled finish on parts is much better then the round column type, less vibration of the head.

          The table work area is much larger than the G3102 type of mill that are common.
          Do you have any issues with the speed ranges working Alum.?
          Bill
          Bill in SE Idaho
          With enough time & motivation anything can be fixed

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          • #6
            looks good, new is nice. better than some old beater with holes dilled in the table. you can do that yourself.

            I like new myself.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bvd1940
              Do you have any issues with the speed ranges working Alum.?
              Bill
              Actually I just did some AL (type unknown) this week and the finish was perfect, I put the mill in it's highest speed with a 1" end mill (I figured that using an oversized end mill would help balance out the lower than optimal RPM's and it would seem to work) to clean up the edges of a piece of 3" x 3" plate. The mill was perfectly trammed as purchased (and I won't tilt the head as long a it stays that way) and the power feed on the X axis gave a uniform finish.

              I use to have a round column type mill and the square column dovetailed models are so much better. Rigidity, vibration and alignment issues that I had with the old mill are all gone. In particular, before, my boring head was useless because it would just pull the head back and forth no matter how hard the tightening bolts were done up leaving oval holes. On the new mill it works great.

              These mills are a good fit if you want something bigger than a Micromill/Seig type mill but can't have a full sized Bridgeport type mill
              The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

              Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

              Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tattoomike68
                looks good, new is nice. better than some old beater with holes dilled in the table. you can do that yourself.

                I like new myself.
                Got the t-shirt
                The shortest distance between two points is a circle of infinite diameter.

                Bluewater Model Engineering Society at https://sites.google.com/site/bluewatermes/

                Southwestern Ontario. Canada

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                • #9
                  Well thank you for the feed back, I will get one on order Monday.
                  Just gotta figure out how to get it trough a garage door to the back of the shop, door is only 93" high & mill pkg. is 80" so cant back the truck into shop.
                  Oh well it will be nice to have a mill again.
                  Bill in SE Idaho
                  With enough time & motivation anything can be fixed

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                  • #10
                    fignoggle.com has some detail about how they pulled one apart and moved it.

                    http://www.fignoggle.com/machines/rf...first-look.htm

                    I'm about to buy one of these also, so if you get any delivery/stock info I'd like to hear it. Need to order before she comes to her senses
                    Chris
                    Merkel, Tx
                    http://raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod

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                    • #11
                      Is that the same machine looks a bit of a smaller model I don't know???Alistair
                      Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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