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    Hi,

    I'm going to buy a small mill and lathe for the shop, and wanted to ask for opinions on what accessories I should pick up along with them. Advice on the Mill and Lathe would be welcomed as well.

    My uses will be for small parts production, such as R/C parts, nothing in paticular at this time.

    These are the 2 I'm most interested in.

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/9-x-...ch-Lathe/G4000

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-21-Mill-Drill/G0619


    I'm interested in what I should get to go along with these, I've been picking out tooling and such,a vise for the mill, various end mills and centerdrills, but I'm not exactly sure I've got everything. Should I get a collet system for the mill?- a quick change toolholder for the lathe?

    Any help with what to get to get started would be appreciated,

    Thanks

    Ben W

  • #2
    If you can swing a few extra bucks the 10 X 22 ( http://www.grizzly.com/products/10-x...al-Lathe/G0602 ) might be a better lathe choice as it gives you a larger spindle bore, higher spindle RPM, larger tail stock taper, and its a much more rigid machine. My friend just bought one and is very happy with it.
    The Mill you are looking at should be great for what you want to do.
    Mark Hockett

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    • #3
      Originally posted by binfordw
      Should I get a collet system for the mill?- a quick change toolholder for the lathe?
      Start out with R8 collets.

      A quick change toolholder for the lathe is a must have.

      Buy the other accessories as the need arises.

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      • #4
        The G0602 is a good suggestion. I have a 9x20 and it's a decent machine after tweaks. You'll want a quick change tool post and accessories for sure (Phase II AXA) and a decent 5~6" 4 independent jaw chuck. You'll also want a tumbler reverse most likely and that you'll have to fabricate. For the mill, a good selection of R8 collets and a maybe a 6" rotary table. Glacern makes very good vises and is having a really good sale right now.
        Chris
        Merkel, Tx
        http://raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod

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        • #5
          If the 10x22" model is a better machine I'll pay the few $100 difference for it. I just dont plan on working on too large of parts and wanted to keep the size of the machines within reason as I have limited space to work with.


          Is this the correctly sized quickchange setup for the 10x22" lathe suggested above?

          http://www.grizzly.com/products/17-P...ost-Set/T10166


          As far as the collets for the mill-

          http://www.grizzly.com/products/12-p...llet-Set/G1646

          http://www.grizzly.com/outlet/R-8-Qu...-Collets/H2689

          http://www.grizzly.com/products/R-8-...5-pc-Set/G5774



          Would the quickchange collet set be the better option? And, would I still want to use the endmill holders listed above or would the collets work ok for those as well?



          Thanks for the help so far!

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          • #6
            Where are you located?
            If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something........

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            • #7
              http://www.grizzly.com/products/12-p...llet-Set/G1646 would likey be my first buy.
              Theres some impressively sized mills for only $2100.. you never know when you will need that extra room/rigidity.
              https://www.machinetoolswarehouse.co...2&bestseller=Y
              Not saying you have to or should, but it is something to consider before buying. this is about the biggest mill you can get for $2100 afaik.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bill Pace
                Where are you located?

                SE Indiana here



                I've worked with mills for the past 7-8 years, and spent a little time on a lathe or two, but that was all CNC equipment, and owned by my employer. I didnt have to buy any tools, so I really dont know what I actually "need", and what would just be overkill for my uses.
                Last edited by binfordw; 12-17-2009, 02:41 PM.

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                • #9
                  Tool Post

                  Here is a video on the quick change tool post that may help


                  http://www.machinist-guide.com/lathe-tool-post.html
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                  • #10
                    the mill does not seem to bad but that lathe has goto go

                    might i sudgest the following items

                    http://busybeetools.ca/cgi-bin/picture10?NTITEM=B2227L

                    http://busybeetools.ca/cgi-bin/picture10?NTITEM=CT129N

                    when is comes to the build quaility thoes grizzly things scare me and there not to ridgid either as compared to the busy bee stuff ,

                    the spindel bore on the busy bee lathe is like 1 inch its auctually a tiny bit bigger at least mine is , and no i never modded mine,

                    but if you want the bang for your buck and your going to go import then id go the busy bee stuff for sure, cant beat it ..

                    my lathe is also the b2227l and its got well over 40,000 hours on it and no failer i did mess up my tail stock sleeve once but that was my fault 40bucks for a new one was a good deal and never messed it up again,

                    anyhow my 2 cents worth Correction on the hours on the lathe its 25,200 and counting messed up on the calculator lol
                    Last edited by airsmith282; 12-17-2009, 06:28 PM.

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                    • #11
                      40,000 hrs.????

                      Pete

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by uncle pete
                        40,000 hrs.????

                        Pete

                        sorry messed up on the calculator its 25,200 hours and counting on the lathe.. i dont do this stuff just on the weekends like alot you guys do,iam at this 7 days a week 365 days a year 12 to 14 hours a day

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                        • #13
                          14 hrs. a day x 365 =5,110, 25,200 divided by 5,110 =4.931 years or 1799.99 day's, Your lathe in your video looks brand new, Wish I could keep my equipment looking like that.

                          Pete

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by uncle pete
                            14 hrs. a day x 365 =5,110, 25,200 divided by 5,110 =4.931 years or 1799.99 day's, Your lathe in your video looks brand new, Wish I could keep my equipment looking like that.

                            Pete
                            hi pete thanks i do try to take care of my stuff , my mill looks awesome as well and its getting a fair bit of use as well these days,,

                            you should see my socket kits and wrences they get tons of use and still look sweet..

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by binfordw
                              If the 10x22" model is a better machine I'll pay the few $100 difference for it. I just dont plan on working on too large of parts and wanted to keep the size of the machines within reason as I have limited space to work with.


                              Is this the correctly sized quickchange setup for the 10x22" lathe suggested above?

                              http://www.grizzly.com/products/17-P...ost-Set/T10166
                              Yes, but it can be usually had cheaper at Enco. Not right now though. I paid (like most) about $90. Either the material has gone way up or you just have to wait for a sale. A similar set here: http://www.cdcotools.com/index.php The Phase II parts I have are very good quality.
                              Chris
                              Merkel, Tx
                              http://raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod

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