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3150Re: minimill ?

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  • cikoolk
    May 7, 2004
      That's cool, I'd love to tell you I've never "leapt before
      looking"...

      -cliff-

      BTW, I also have the HF minimill and love it...


      --- In GrizHFMinimill@yahoogroups.com, Barry Young
      <barryjyoung@y...> wrote:
      >
      >
      >
      > 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@o...> 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@p...> 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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