Re: [mill_drill] Odd size face mill arbor?
- 27mm is a standard size for metric face mills -- fits cutter diameters
which are pretty large, I would think, for a machine like yours. In
any case, difficult to find in the US. You can, but they are
expensive. Quite cheap if you want to search German eBay for
"WALZENSTIRNFRÄSER" if a seller will ship. Otherwise CTC Tools has
indexable face mills to fit: http://tinyurl.com/bb6rv23 Size shown
is OD 80mm with a bore of 27mm for that type. There are a couple
other varieties they sell also: http://tinyurl.com/afj3237 -Arthur
On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 12:49 PM, svsequoia_pdx <k7cej@...> wrote:
> The really odd thing
> is that the arbor end has a diameter of 1.0595" (26.91mm). This could be
> either for a face mill with a 17/16" bore, or perhaps 27 mm bore. I have
> never seen such a tool offered for sale. Does anyone have any thoughts
> about its intended use?
- I don't have one of these nor am I connected with the company in any way but have heard good things about their products. This is designed to work well on lower horsepower machines.
--- In email@example.com, "svsequoia_pdx" wrote:
> I just got my new Sabre ZX45L from AR Machinery in Spokane. It is an
> RF-45 clone with a longer table (39" long, 30" travel), power X feed and
> base. Now the fun begins! I have a Shumatech DRO and will soon order
> The accessories include a drill chuck and arbor, R8 - MT3 adapter,
> MT3-MT2 sleeve, and an R8 arbor for, presumably, a face mill. The
> really odd thing is that the arbor end has a diameter of 1.0595"
> (26.91mm). This could be either for a face mill with a 17/16" bore, or
> perhaps 27 mm bore. I have never seen such a tool offered for sale.
> Does anyone have any thoughts about its intended use?
> Also, I would like to buy a general purpose face mill suitable for the
> 2HP of this machine that I can use for medium cuts and finishing both
> steel and aluminum. I know there are a bunch of really good cutters out
> there for the pros, but no way can I justify $300-$400. Does anyone have
> experience with the Grizzly G4051 2.5" face mill
> , which has 4
> triangular inserts, or the Penn tools 404-431
> It looks like going to a 45degree cutter will run me $200 or more, but
> may be better for what I want to do. Advice?