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  • New Grizzly Benchtop mill offering

    As much as I'd like to pick up some Old Iron, my investment in milling capability is going to be limited to a benchtop size.

    ...so, when I heard that someone saw some new things in the new Grizzly catalog (which I've yet to receive), I anxiously popped over to their website to see if they were offering the Sieg SX2 mini mill. Sadly, they're not, but I did come across this little curiosity:

    http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2010/Main/533

    or the direct webpage for G0704

    It appears to be something just a tad smaller than the SX3 at the same price point of the X3. Does anyone know anything about this particular model? It might be easier for me to get that cleared with SWMBO than the SX3.

    Cheers,
    Eric

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    Only thing I would be worried about is the bearings in the head. From what I hear these cheaper machines have pretty much the same bearings as those in a normal drill press and don't take horizontal pressures happily.

    But I could be all wrong. Also if you plan on only doing light light work the grizzly might be just the ticket for you.
    Andy

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    • #3
      I have the grizzly X3. This is the same mill that Lathemaster sells, and busy bee. Looks to be a good deal.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by vpt
        Only thing I would be worried about is the bearings in the head. From what I hear these cheaper machines have pretty much the same bearings as those in a normal drill press and don't take horizontal pressures happily.

        But I could be all wrong. Also if you plan on only doing light light work the grizzly might be just the ticket for you.
        These mills have no such problem with bearings.

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        • #5
          Iv not heard of any bearing problems with these lighter mills, They are just not rigid enough to take cuts deep enough to damage thier lighter duty dearings.
          Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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          • #6
            Motor spec

            I think that the "1 HP 110v 3.2A" motor is a bit of a stretch.
            Perhaps a half a Horse Power.
            457863656C73696F7220212000

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            • #7
              Made here.

              http://www.weiss.com.cn/mill_drill.htm

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              Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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              • #8
                How come griz or others don't seel these monsters ?

                http://www.weiss.com.cn/products/wm5150.php

                http://www.weiss.com.cn/products/wm7140.php

                Lenord

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                • #9
                  its almost the same machine as my Ct129 busy bee mill ,mine is still the better machine over all other then i have MT2 and this one has R8 the R8 is its only advantage

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by John Stevenson
                    Bingo, that's what I was looking for. Thanks John!

                    I just hope there're enough reviews out there to get an idea of whether it's worth it or not.

                    Cheers,
                    Eric

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                    • #11
                      I always thought this was an interesting looking mill, http://www.wttool.com/product-exec/p...ine_WT_Import_
                      If I hadn't got my Bridgeport for $700 I would have got one.
                      Mike
                      Brandon MI
                      2003 MINI Cooper S JCW#249
                      1971 Opel GT
                      1985 Ford 3910LP

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                      • #12
                        I had an older version of 1 of these

                        http://www.grizzly.com/products/8-x-...cal-Mill/G0678

                        Should fit into the same footprint as the 1st one you were looking at. Certainly was a good learning machine for me.

                        Only the model I had came with flood coolant built into the base, and a step pully

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                        • #13
                          Br?

                          I think that Brian Rupnow has one - or very similar.

                          I recall it because Brian had to modify/relocate the high "Z" hand-wheel to a lower position recently.

                          http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=37721

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by oldtiffie
                            I think that Brian Rupnow has one - or very similar.

                            I recall it because Brian had to modify/relocate the high "Z" hand-wheel to a lower position recently.

                            http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=37721
                            Yeah, when I saw the picture on the website I vaguely recalled some discussion of a power feed for a similar setup. Didn't quite click that it was the same mill (or looks darn close).

                            Upon further deliberation I may just have to hold out for the SX3 - seems to be more of an aftermarket for accessories n' parts. Plus I've got a rotator cuff issue that not only gets in the way of ballroom dancing, but would (more importantly) impact my shop time if I got that new model!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hojpoj
                              Yeah, when I saw the picture on the website I vaguely recalled some discussion of a power feed for a similar setup. Didn't quite click that it was the same mill (or looks darn close).

                              Upon further deliberation I may just have to hold out for the SX3 - seems to be more of an aftermarket for accessories n' parts. Plus I've got a rotator cuff issue that not only gets in the way of ballroom dancing, but would (more importantly) impact my shop time if I got that new model!
                              I have the X3, if your rotator cuff bothers you, the Z axis will also bother you on the X3 or SX3. You'll probably want to fit a power Z assist or use counter weights.

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