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    I was servicing my made in Sweden Varnamo Mill, I made a oiler from grease gun to lube Vertical Head and when I oiled the Quill it snugged up and took quite a strokes for it to loosen up,tolerance must be tight.Was wanting to enlighten anyone who get's one of these not to grease those things that looks like grease zerks.When I finished refurbishing this machine nearly 3 years ago I greased the head and Hydro Locked the quill took me a long time to get it free and was tight for a long time after that.





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  • #2
    Very nice machine! Does the round tag on the head mean 50 weight? I have a Swedish radial drill(not for sale) I still have to pick up.

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    • #3
      Just curious: Is it possible that those are to be used with an oil gun? My Webb mill and the BP's with which I've come in contact use oil but they have oil cups with spring lids. My Webb will have a stiff spindle when cold in the shop, especially after oiling. I'm sure that tolerances on Mill spindles in general are in the low ten-thousandths range.

      That's a very nice restoration.

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      • #4
        It sounds like the grease caused a hydraulic lock up.

        JL........

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        • #5
          What's in the bag???

          -D
          DZER

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          • #6
            Originally posted by flylo View Post
            Very nice machine! Does the round tag on the head mean 50 weight? I have a Swedish radial drill(not for sale) I still have to pick up.
            That is 50 Hrs
            Originally posted by GNM109 View Post
            Just curious: Is it possible that those are to be used with an oil gun? My Webb mill and the BP's with which I've come in contact use oil but they have oil cups with spring lids. My Webb will have a stiff spindle when cold in the shop, especially after oiling. I'm sure that tolerances on Mill spindles in general are in the low ten-thousandths range.
            What I have learned is they are oiled with coupler similar to grease gun,but with oil.
            That's a very nice restoration.
            Originally posted by JoeLee View Post
            It sounds like the grease caused a hydraulic lock up.
            For sure that what locked it just thought I would share my experience,save headache for someone else.
            JL........
            Originally posted by Doozer View Post
            What's in the bag???
            That is a Brembo Hyd. Disc Brake for Tapping and for locking Vertical Head to do Tooling changes.
            -D

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            • #7
              That is a nice looking mill. I think I saw one like it at an auction sale once. I was just wondering where they all universals?
              That is the horizontal part in the column with the cap on it, isn't it ?
              Dave

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              • #8
                Originally posted by d kirby View Post
                That is a nice looking mill. I think I saw one like it at an auction sale once. I was just wondering where they all universals?
                That is the horizontal part in the column with the cap on it, isn't it ?
                Dave
                Yup, that machine can also be called the Brute Forcer mill, as it just doesn't seem to vibrate nor stop when taking beefy cuts. Weighs more than you think and has the feel of a solid heavy machine
                Amount of experience is in direct proportion to the value of broken equipment.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by d kirby View Post
                  That is a nice looking mill. I think I saw one like it at an auction sale once. I was just wondering where they all universals?
                  That is the horizontal part in the column with the cap on it, isn't it ?
                  Dave
                  You are correct that cover for horizontal that I am not using,is 50 Taper and had15 HP motor on it.
                  Originally posted by Jaakko Fagerlund View Post
                  Yup, that machine can also be called the Brute Forcer mill, as it just doesn't seem to vibrate nor stop when taking beefy cuts. Weighs more than you think and has the feel of a solid heavy machine
                  Ya Jaakko very pleased I saved this machine from scrapyard, is very sturdy!

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                  • #10
                    Now, that is a mill that CANNOT be described as a wet noodle...

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                    • #11
                      Holly c***p maximum table capacity 1500 lbs that should do the trick !
                      Richard

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post
                        Was wanting to enlighten anyone who get's one of these not to grease those things that looks like grease zerks.]
                        lol, classic mistake.....you're not the first or wont be the last. Zerks on a machine tool are almost never for grease unless you find specific instructions for it otherwise. Make that mistake and there's not choice but to take it apart and clean
                        in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                        • #13
                          Nice.
                          Varnamo, and scandinavian stuff in general, is usually very well built.
                          Work is very expensive, and education is universal, so anything made in scandinavia has always had to compete at the high end.

                          Kone elevators and cranes are a good example.
                          (I come from Finland, and live in Spain, fwiw..)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RichardG View Post
                            Holly c***p maximum table capacity 1500 lbs that should do the trick !
                            Richard
                            Machine weighs 7000lbs. And table pivots 45 deg.left&right
                            Originally posted by greystone View Post
                            Nice.
                            Varnamo, and scandinavian stuff in general, is usually very well built.
                            Work is very expensive, and education is universal, so anything made in scandinavia has always had to compete at the high end.

                            Kone elevators and cranes are a good example.
                            (I come from Finland, and live in Spain, fwiw..)
                            Yes quality and design seems very good,very nice to operate and with it's size capabilities for it is just about endless.My first thought it was way to big,but would consider a larger machine.

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                            • #15
                              I have stroked the quill about 100 times and is still snug is that normal after lubeing,it took six months for it to free up after greasing by mistake,the quill is 5" dia and has oil over entire surface.

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