27907Re: [mill_drill] Re: Choosing a new Mill Drill
- Feb 1, 2011The obvious advantage of a tilting head is you can mill at any angle you want. One possible use for this is with a gear hob which must be at the helix angle of the hob to the gear tooth. Hard to do when the head does not tilt. Also could be used to do helical gears.
You need to look at the kind of work you plan to do and them see what is needed for that. Be sure to get a good idea of the sizes of the work and of the features you will be making. You can talk over various ways of doing the work here.
At 10:38 PM 2/1/2011, you wrote:
Thanks for the information. I looked at the specs of the SM-MD30V and
started getting all excited and then I read that Asset Machinery is in
Victoria. Yes, just around the corner from Hare & Forbes but not the one
in Sydney where I am located. I dare say freighting this item from
Melbourne to Sydney would be an expensive exercise.
I am now more confused about what to buy than ever before. Geared head
(low speed) versus belt drive (higher speed), dovetail column versus
round column, are there any real advantages with a tilting head, and
after reading the comments on the other posts about VFD's, single phase
versus 3-phase... Urgh!!!
--- In email@example.com, "leonar d bristow" <firstbumper@...>
> Hi Barry,
> I just purchased a mill from Asset machinery, close by to hare &
Forbes. Slightly dearer than H&F but IMO a cut above, & service is
> With a belt drive you can always play with the pulley sizes. 1600
seems a bit slow for small size drilling or polishing, but it largely
depends on how you use the machine.
> I got a SM-MD30 - geared head box column, variable speed. Only thing I
dont like is the position of the head crank handle, but I'm putting a
motor on that, so no prob. Very happy with my purchase. Top revs is
> Provided by Australis
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