9059Re: Bench Knee & Vertical Mills
- Feb 1, 2004Don'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 email@example.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!
> --- 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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