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  • Barry Young
    May 3, 2004
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      Hi James:

      Nope! I was way off base and have now learned to read
      carefully before answering. My mistake. Sorry
      everybody.

      Barry Young


      --- james04 <james04@...> wrote:
      > Barry,
      >
      > Are you guys on the same page. I ask because you say
      > minimill G8689? and the remark was maid about the
      > drill/mill G0517. However, I've seen fine results
      > posted from both machines. I own the HF version of
      > the minimill and couldn't be happier with it.
      >
      > James
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Barry Young
      > To: GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2004 11:51 AM
      > Subject: Re: [GrizHFMinimill] Re: minimill ?
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Perhaps before you make such inflamatory
      > statements
      > you should see some of the things people have made
      > with their minimills. While I agree that the
      > machines
      > largest drawback is not it's size but rather it's
      > lack
      > of rigidity, I do not agree that only big hogging
      > cuts
      > with huge endmills are "serious".
      >
      > If cubic feet per minute of metal removal were the
      > measure of "serious" machining, we would all throw
      > away our Bridgeports and use nothing but the old
      > Kearney and Trecker's, Cincinatti's and all the
      > horizontals from pre 1970. The reality is that
      > what is
      > "serious" to one guy is silly to another. I know
      > some
      > extremely "serious" machinists that take little
      > tiny
      > itty bitty cuts when a hole simply must be correct
      > to
      > within 50 millionths or so. I also know some
      > extreme
      > modellers who do very "serious" work on live steam
      > model locomotives.
      >
      > My point is, anybody who needs to do big lot
      > production, work on large stuff or just needs to
      > remove a lot of material wouldn't be looking at
      > these
      > machines anyway.
      >
      > Oh, one more thing, I own a minimill and I am a
      > "serious" toolmaker.
      >
      > Barry Young
      >
      >
      > --- cikoolk <cliffyk@...> wrote:
      > > If you want to do any serious milling this is
      > not a
      > > good machine to
      > > buy, as it is essentially a drill press with and
      > XY
      > > table--in fact
      > > the head assembly is identical to that of many
      > Asian
      > > drill presses
      > > sold by HF, Grizzly, Homier, and others.
      > >
      > > I think you'll find that using a 1/4" end mill,
      > in
      > > mild steel, will
      > > be the machines real upper limit; and that a
      > 3/4"
      > > face mill will
      > > shake this puppy's tail...
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com, "Ron"
      > > <ronpierce1@m...> wrote:
      > > > I just ordered the Grizzly G0517, I noticed it
      > > says the end mill
      > > > capacity is 1/4 inch, does this mean the depth
      > ?
      > > as you mill ? but
      > > > you can use wider endmills ? like 1/2 inch at
      > 1/4
      > > deep per pass ?
      > > > Ron
      > >
      > >
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