18938Re: Machine selection for a newbie
- Jan 1, 2008Hi Ed,
I like it a lot ! I actually got a 2 HP motor when I think it is
listed as 1 Hp or 1.5 Hp. If you buy one try and get a discount. I
bought $600 worth of tooling and they sold me the mill for $1250. So,
they definitely have room to wiggle on price.
Thanks for reminding me about the Y-travel, that is why I bought it
from PennToolCo. My mill came in good condition. I went to the
http://www.industrialhobbies.com/ website and under the mill tips
followed the sections for casting cleanup and wash down
I am new to all this and that site has a lot of good tips for cleaning
the mill and tramming the head, etc...
I am now in the market for x and z power feeds and a DRO for the x and
y axis. The IH website above references an ASONG-235 for the x axis.
They are on Ebay for about $180. PennToolCo has an x powerfeed listed
for $275. I will probably get a 2 axis DRO from www.cdcotools.com or
one from www.meisterdro.com.
Also, I have cut some pretty heavy duty mystery steel with it and have
not had any problems. :)
> Hi Kevin,
> How do you like your Penn Tools RF-45? That is the one I want to get
> in the next few months. I like the fact that the 'Y' travel is 9".
> Most of the other RF-45 clones have a 7.5 - 8" 'Y' travel.
> The new Grizzly mill is a good deal if you can live with the smaller
> work envelope. I like all the power feeds on it.
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