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9059Re: Bench Knee & Vertical Mills

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  • accuratemike
    Feb 1, 2004
      Don't forget to check out 45clones.xls in the files section. I ended
      up with a Rong Fu JFC45N2F (the real model number for an RF45
      w/downfeed). Good hunting, MIKE

      --- In mill_drill@yahoogroups.com, Allen Sparks <sparky4619@y...> wrote:
      > Pro'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!
      >
      > Sparky
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- jim davies <jwdavies@u...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I have what is basically the WT 3004-0090, but with
      > > more
      > > goodies. Went through the same thoughts before
      > > buying.
      > > The 90 mill is considerably bigger than the 95 and
      > > I'm very
      > > glad I went with it. About the only problem is that
      > > the
      > > cast iron seems a bit soft and the table scratches
      > > easily.
      > >
      > >
      > > > 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
      > > 3004-0095.
      > >
      >
      >
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