- S1 wrote:
>Not quite right. The Z axis is the axis of the spindle, on a vertical
> Horizontal ones can do everything a vertical one does accept drill holes like
> a drill press. You control the centerline of your cut with the Z axis rather
> than your X or Y axis, (for slot cutting within two definite points), making
> it very different, but it is doing the same job. For somethings things
> Horizontal mills are better than vertical ones. I would definitely consider
> purchasing one if I was looking for a mill.
mill the Z axis is vertical and on a horizontal mill, it's horizontal.
X and Y axes are perpendicular to the spindle. My first mill was/is a
horizontal Benchmaster, and you're right, they're not good for
drilling. OTOH, they're a LOT more rigid for most milling than the