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Re: milling machine questions


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Posted by Pops1532 on January 09, 2013 at 08:17:24 from (98.227.131.18):

In Reply to: milling machine questions posted by buzzinduzzin on January 07, 2013 at 16:26:55:

I bought a Tree. I haven't used it yet. They use a quick change collet that if not installed properly will spit the tooling out. Guys that were used to R8 collets didn't want to learn how to use the quick change collets so Trees often sat unused and can be bought at bargain prices.

Watch for industrial auctions. Mills are pretty common at that type of sale and often sell in the $900-$2000 range.

Also give the local scrap yards your number and ask them to call if a mill comes in. Someone tipped me off to a mill in a scrap yard. That particular yard contracted with industry to haul their scrap. They were knowledgeable enough to handle the mill carefully and store it inside. They even had the manual for it. I paid $420 for it last spring. It has a power feed and came with a set of collets.


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