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  • Horizontal milling attachment for BridgePorts

    I suddenly have need for the angle head part of the horizontal milling attachment for the BridgePort type mills. I am going to order one tomorrow from CDCO but I am wondering if anyone here has bought one from him and if they like it and the quality of it.

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    It's only ink and paper

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    I bought a cheap import BP style horizontal attachment several years ago. I thought the gears felt a little rough so I took it apart figuring I could correct the backlash or make some other adjustment. What I saw inside was frightening. The gears were horrible. I'm surprised they even turned. There was nothing I could do to make them run better and frankly I didn't want to try based on what I had to work with.

    Luckily the seller took it back and I was only out shipping. No specific experience with CDCO so maybe their stuff is better.

    I bought a well used vintage USA right angle head for similar money. Works great and I didn't even have to take it apart.

    My experience only. Others may be different.

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    • #3
      That is what is scaring me and I don't have time to tear it down and rebuild it but may have to just return it if I don't like it.

      I really should not have put it off and should have been looking for one but you know how that goes.
      It's only ink and paper

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      • #4
        Someone here posted a light duty horzontal attachment that was homemade using a angle grinder gearbox in a new custom made housing..
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        • #5
          CDCO link

          Carl.

          Have you got a link to that item at CDCO please.

          I couldn't find it at:
          http://www.cdcotools.com/index.php

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          • #6
            I couldn't find it in the online catalog either. It's in the paper catalogs he sends out and I wonder why he don't have it listed online.

            It's just like the one at Enco here http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...&PARTPG=INLMK3 but I don't know if they are both made by the same company. The CDCO is $408 for the same thing Enco is selling.
            It's only ink and paper

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            • #7
              Why not buy a Burke #3,4, a Nichols, a B&S #0 or similar and have a stout horizontal mill that you can leave setup? Try Craigslist not CDCO

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              • #8
                Well, I don't really need a horizontal mill, just the attachment for my MillPort. The angle head can be used for drilling or machining in several ways. For light to medium duty it's a better choice for what I do.

                I called CDCO and the owner said he don't have them in stock now and won't be available for a month or two. I looked on ebay and found several but nothing I wanted as they were to expensive or not complete. I will check Craigslist to see what's there.

                Everything I have bought from CDCO has been good except for the edge finder.
                It's only ink and paper

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                • #9
                  Their is at least one on e-bay now. and they usually go for around $450.00And they are BP units.
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                  • #10
                    A buddy of mine has the cdco model and it works great comes with the extra support arm that goes on the ram. I'm going to get one from them since the auction prices are over the top around here and half the stuff is near worn out

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                    • #11
                      Here is a link to a fellow that fitted one. Might help you some?
                      Dave

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                      • #12
                        +1 for ebay...the bringer of all things.

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                        • #13
                          Davo,
                          Could you post the link for that, I'd be definately interested.

                          Pete

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                          • #14
                            Hope it comes through this time for you.
                            http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=2083.0
                            and
                            http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=2058.0
                            Davo
                            Last edited by Davo J; 02-09-2010, 06:05 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by DaHui
                              +1 for ebay...the bringer of all things.
                              ebay is too mainstream now....rare to see a bargain on it these days, at least in this country...
                              Precision takes time.

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