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  • Round Collumn mills

    There are RC mills and there are RC mills!

    This one is a bit more robust than the usual fayre;

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/milling-ma...-/290649588656

    Paul Compton
    www.morini-mania.co.uk
    http://www.youtube.com/user/EVguru

  • #2
    I couldnt find anything on the maker listed, but are you sure thats a mill?

    To me it looks more like a precision drill press. If so, milling with it in material much harder than plastic likely will destroy the bearings, similar to milling with a jig bore.
    Last edited by justanengineer; 12-31-2011, 01:52 PM.
    "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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    • #3
      Nice of him to put people's phone numbers on display
      Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

      Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
      Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
      Monarch 10EE 1942

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      • #4
        At first glance Id say Jig Bore, not mill.
        The sellers english is somewhat incomprehensible

        Dave
        Just south of Sudspumpwater UK

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        • #5
          As sturdy as that looks I think it could handle milling! Fred

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          • #6
            Fred - The rigidity/size of the iron isnt what is important, its the bearings' load rating that is important. Those have bearings rated for direct axial loading only, not side loading, because they are intended for drilling/boring operations. Many mistakenly think that they can "get away" with milling using something like this, but in reality all they are doing is destroying the bearings, or at the very least wearing them to the point of losing accuracy.

            I once bought a Linley jig bore because the bearings sounded smooth and quiet, despite the PO admitting that he used it for milling aluminum and occasionally steel. Unfortunately, those same quiet bearings prevented the machine from boring a straight hole, being useful for most drilling ops, and as for milling it chattered like crazy. What I effectively bought was scrap iron, but it did look and sound good.
            Last edited by justanengineer; 12-31-2011, 03:08 PM.
            "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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            • #7
              Not if it doesn't have a drawbar?

              Phil

              Originally posted by laddy
              As sturdy as that looks I think it could handle milling! Fred

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              • #8
                The names spelt wrong its a Sacia and its a multi purpose machine which can be used as a lathe if the attachments are there.
                MBB

                edit for link

                http://www.lathes.co.uk/sacia/
                Last edited by malbenbut; 12-31-2011, 03:24 PM.

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                • #9
                  That explains why somebody on the ebay add asked about the tailstock and toolpost.

                  Phil

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                  • #10
                    been looking at that one for the last few weeks

                    it got to just over £500 then disappeared

                    came back again ..

                    yesterday in the questions was the seller saying someones made him an offer of £500 or something over that ..and he was coming around today

                    its 40 miles from me ..as the crow flys ..90 by road.


                    i say its a lot bigger than it looks

                    but defo worth £500

                    all the best.markj

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                    • #11
                      But it looks like it's stuck up in the eaves - good luck getting it down the stairs
                      Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

                      Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
                      Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
                      Monarch 10EE 1942

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                      • #12
                        http://www.lathes.co.uk/sacia/
                        Precision takes time.

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