9058Re: [mill_drill] Re: Bench Knee & Vertical Mills
- Feb 1, 2004Pro's and con's
The Grizzly has better fit and finish in a 6x26 mill,
and comes with power feed as compaired to the WT. I
have inspected both mill's, and if buying one would go
with the Grizzly. Not that much difference in price
when a power feed is figured in with the WT mill.
Both of the mills can easily have a 4"-5" riser added
to get more "Z" space.
Jim's 8x30 mill is made in Tiwan, and is very well
finished. This mill can also have a riser easily
added. WT has the best price on this one. The only
draw back I can see is that power feeds would be hard
to add to this machine.
My .02 cents worth!
--- jim davies <jwdavies@...> wrote:
> I have what is basically the WT 3004-0090, but with
> goodies. Went through the same thoughts before
> The 90 mill is considerably bigger than the 95 and
> I'm very
> glad I went with it. About the only problem is that
> cast iron seems a bit soft and the table scratches
> > I was looking at the Grizzly bench vertical mill
> too. However, I
> > decided against it for sveral reasons.
> > a.) The knee takes up a lot of space. The meax
> distance from the
> > spindle to the table is only 12", 6" less than
> typical mill drills.
> > b.) The table is small at roughly 6x26.
> > c.) The price is a bit steep for something with
> such little
> > capacity.
> > mills.
> > > Examples of these are the Grizzly G3102 & G3103
> (w/power down
> > feed),
> > > Penn Tool's Top Tech DM-150 and Wholesale Tools
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