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    I know that Glacern is a board sponsor but as a member of many boards I also know that doesn't necessarily mean quality. I am in the market to replace a 5" face mill and the price of theirs seems too good to be true. Do any of you have experience with any of their products(vise included) as they seem to have great prices for what the products are. Or are they pushing chinese junk that the locating pockets will be deformed in a job or 2? I am also interested in a new vise to replace a clapped out one at work.

  • #2
    I bought their 3" facemill & it's a beauty. I don't know about their vise's, but the reviews on this board have been very positive. They make damn good quality stuff for what they charge.
    As you may have guessed, I'm a VERY satisfied customer.
    Do a search & see what comes up.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by johnnyd View Post
      I bought their 3" facemill & it's a beauty. I don't know about their vise's, but the reviews on this board have been very positive. They make damn good quality stuff for what they charge.
      As you may have guessed, I'm a VERY satisfied customer.
      Do a search & see what comes up.
      Thanks for the feedback. I plan on making an order with them soon enough as the prices are hard to beat.

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      • #4
        I have the intergrated shank 3" face mill and the 6" vise; love them both, very high quality.
        Who do I think you are...?

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        • #5
          And better yet, they're having a sale!
          "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
          world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
          country, in easy stages."
          ~ James Madison

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          • #6
            What kind of machine and what spindle adaptation does it have that you can use a 5" cutter? Most modern CAT40-equipped machines with up to 30HP spindles can't use more than a 4" cutter effectively.

            If I were looking for a tool like that I would go with one of the bigger, more well-known makers because the cutter itself is seconadary to the task at hand and the inserts available to get the job done effeciently. What work are you doing with a 5" milling cutter?

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            • #7
              Glacern is good Quality

              I have their FM90 2” face mill, their FM45 2 1/2" face mill, a 1” & 1 ¼” EM90 Insert mills, their integral shank Keyless Drill chuck, their premiun 6” vice and the 4” vice. Here is the 45° face mill which runs very smoothe.


              Everything that I have of theirs is excellent Quality. I am a very satisfied customer.
              Byron Boucher
              Burnet, TX

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              • #8
                I have a Glacern 440 (4") vise that is very well made and the bed parallelism is within about 0.0002 and exhibits good repeatability between parts.
                I also have their 2.5"-45 degree face mill that is really solid and cuts metal like a mad beaver.

                In both cases the tools have exceeded my expectations.

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                • #9
                  I have 2 of their 6" vises and 2 of the 1" insert end mills I think an ER without looking and the product quality is excellent.

                  John
                  My Web Site

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PixMan View Post
                    What kind of machine and what spindle adaptation does it have that you can use a 5" cutter? Most modern CAT40-equipped machines with up to 30HP spindles can't use more than a 4" cutter effectively.

                    If I were looking for a tool like that I would go with one of the bigger, more well-known makers because the cutter itself is seconadary to the task at hand and the inserts available to get the job done effeciently. What work are you doing with a 5" milling cutter?
                    It's for an older SOAG horizontal boring mill. It does fine with an 8" shell mill but it is just about wore out and I can only take. 050" or so in stainless at half width before she starts to cry.

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                    • #11
                      I have their 5" vise and have been very happy with it, so much so that one of my customers was looking to buy one and bought a Glacern after finding out that I had one, and they have been happy with theirs also.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by chorne27983 View Post
                        Do any of you have experience with any of their products (vise included) ...
                        I am also interested in a new vise to replace a clapped out one at work.
                        Photos and comments about a "matched" pair of Glacern GSV-550
                        5" vises appear in a post below.Note: the speed handle came from Enco.

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