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  • I finally got a vertical mill - A Millrite MV

    To make a long story short, I finally got my hands on an old US Machine Tool Co. MillRite MV Vertical mill. All manual feeds with a #9 B&S taper spindle, a few collets, and I get to go shopping for tooling in the previous owner's tool box. I'd post some pics, but I must be new enough here that I'm not yet permitted to do so... totally understandable.

    I've never had a vertical mill, and I've got maybe 1 hour of supervised time on a friends' mill. I've had lots of experience with other power tools and machines, so that'll help with the learning curve.

    I'm now working on making sure it's trammed properly. I think I have that process figured out, and I have the right tools to do it.

    Chris

    PS. Hey Admin, when will I qualify to post pics and/or links?

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    Congrats on the machine...

    Im not the Admin, but this forum* does not host and pics, you need to use an out-side source... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...Posting-Photos

    You should be able to post links though.

    Good luck with your machine.

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    Last edited by iMisspell; 11-30-2014, 06:33 PM. Reason: * spelling
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    • #3
      Originally posted by iMisspell View Post
      Congrats on the machine...

      Im not the Admin, but this forum* does not host and pics, you need to use an out-side source... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...Posting-Photos

      You should be able to post links though.


      Good luck with your machine.

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      OK, I'll put those pictures on Photobucket. I think I was able to create a couple albums here and upload some pics, but I've never seen anything like that and I'm not sure I was actually able to do it, and how long they'll be up.

      Thanks!
      Chris

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      • #4
        Hi chrisinestes-

        A friend of mine has a Millrite. It's a pretty decent home shop mill. I think you will like it. It will definitely upgrade what you are able to do with metal! If you have questions this forum is a good place to get answers.

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        • #5
          Looks a nice lump of iron, loads of fun to be had with that, think this is the one but not sure
          http://youtu.be/gwg5TNgDQIA
          Mark

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          • #6
            I too have a MILLRITE, and I love it
            It's like a 'mini' Bridgeport (Or any other full-sized mill for that matter).
            Enjoy your new toy.

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            • #7
              Yea .. !!! another chance for a another shameless plug for MY millrite ..
              http://www.mikeamick.com/millrite_project/

              Mike A
              John Titor, when are you.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by KiddZimaHater View Post
                I too have a MILLRITE, and I love it
                It's like a 'mini' Bridgeport (Or any other full-sized mill for that matter).
                Enjoy your new toy.
                Wow... Fancy! Mine will never look like that unless I win the Mega Millions or Power Ball!

                Chris

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                • #9
                  Good machines. Don't be afraid of straight shank tooling. B&S 9 taper can take a 3/4" collet which is comparable to R8. Straight shank tooling (drill chucks, boring heads and even ER collet chucks) are plentiful and very versatile.

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