Re: [7x10minilathe] re small mills on sale
Not Mert, but this appears to be the DRILL PRESS on an XY table that
HF started also aoffering recently. BEWARE, IMO... It's NOT a milling
--- In mill_drill@y..., Joseph Johnston <usc@s...> wrote:
> Hey Mert
> How yah do-N? I was hoping that might be the case, but I'm
trying not to rock the
> boat. Have you had the opportunity to check out the mill that's
being commented on? I'd
> certainly appreciate your thoughts on it and Griz's mini. I'm
thinking of switching even
> though it looks like a belt drive unit.
- Hi Joe!. . . Didn't you post the following including a jpg. of
the Penn tool drill/mills? (see after the double row of X's)
If not please take a look at post #34.
Well I thought the point of the original post was :
" Hey look at these Penn tool drill/mills. Wow anybody ever seen
anything like them before?". . .
The Penn tool drill/mills clearly look nothing like the Grizzly Mini
Mill. . . The Penn tool drill/mills are variants of the HF 12 SPEED
DRILL/MILL MACHINE ITEM 42976-0VGA $379.99 ( the little red
As for why I didn't simply get a replacement.
Well as I said the drawbar is wimpy, the first one I got had a bowed
column & a bad motor.
I have ordered a HF 2hp 12 SPEED MILL/DRILL ( the big Green 700lb
critter with the hugemongus XY table )
Item #: 2119-2VGA It is on sale for $849.99 with FREE shipping it is
the one that is regularly priced at $1099.99
I'll let ya know when it comes in. . .Hell you ana everybody else are
invited to come over and help unload and look it over!
And hey! if anybody looses any of their fingers or toes in the
process, Weeeell I guess I'll even let the new amputee mill a slot
or two on it. . . Ya never know, Roger
From: Joseph Johnston <usc@s...>
Date: Thu Feb 22, 2001 5:16pm
Subject: Re: [mill_drill] Re: [7x10minilathe] re small mills on sale
> I'm only vaguely familiar with Penn tools. Do they have a web site?Is there
> any other contact information you can provide that I can pursuethis?
This is all I've got so far Richard.
INSERT jpg OF 2 PENN TOOL DRILL/MILLS HERE
Joe & the four furry paws of Jenny, the wonder dog,
in the Aurora filled skies of northwestern Vermont.
Swanton - The Maple Syrup capitol of the WORLD...
--- In mill_drill@y..., Joseph Johnston <usc@s...> wrote:
> Hey Roger
> > .....drill/mill has ....same specs.
> > as ...HF 12 speed drill/mill .....
> > same to me. . . .....Definitely a error in the Penn Tool specs ..
> > ....end mill capacity of 1-1/2" & 2" respectably ....
> > ....FLYCUTTER dia. NOT a End mill size.
> > ..... HF .. and both..Penn Tool ..have a MT#2
> > arbor. . . 1-1/2" & 2" end mill holders wont fit MT#2 arbors!
> Here's some specs right off Griz's page for model #G8689, The
one your telling me, (I
> think any ways), that is the match for the larger Penn mill. I
don't think your saying
> this as there's an obvious diff. in their look. griz has square
post & Penn has round.
> Belts for Penn & Gears for Griz.. So have I missed something from
your comments. Even the
> MT#2 isn't correct. Griz's has MT#3, as it says below. Please
> Dovetail column
> Safety shut off switch
> Adjustable depth stop
> Fine feed head control
> Geared drive
> Clear guard on spindle
> Rubber chip guards on ways
> Zero setting dials
> Dials read inches and millimeters
> Adjustable dovetail ways on column
> Gas spring head return
> 3/8" and 1/2" collets
> 1/2" drill chuck
> 2 T-nuts
> Spindle Taper: MT #3
> Head Travel: 9-7/8"
> Head Tilt: 45 degrees L/R
> Max. distance spindle to table: 11-
> Swing: 12-3/4"
> Longitudinal Travel: 9-1/4"
> Cross-slide travel: 4"
> Table size: 3-5/8" x 15-3/4"
> Speeds: Variable
> Speed Range: 0-2500 RPM
> Motor Size: 3/4 HP
> Shipping Weight: 153 lbs.
> > .....
> > down to $300...
> You know which arm of mine we'd be talk-N about for my price
brake, don't yah know...
> > ...not too happy with the drawbar....need to make custom
tooling....easy to ...
> > strip it out......
> > The runout checked ....less than .0005 ....Starrett test
> Well, there goes the other arm, darn......
> > ... NO ... shimming could square the column to
> > ..table ..column was bowed ....finally .....turned...on ..first
> > ...... It quit ...not a sound.....returned..for a refund....
> MAJOR BUMMER Rog! How much hassle was there to take another
one in exchange and why
> didn't you? Well I was gonna just make this a short reply and its
turned into one of my
> famous "books". Sorry. I am interested in your comments though
Roger. Which mill did you
> finally get and why. Catch yah later. THANKS!
> Joe & the four furry paws of Jenny, the wonder dog,
> in the Aurora filled skies of northwestern Vermont.
> Swanton - The Maple Syrup capitol of the WORLD...
- I am also in the market for a <$1000 mill, for the hobby/shop.
Does anyone have a reason why one of the three HF mills in this price
range is better than another?
The HF tech said the geared-head model was seldom returned (warm
feeling?) and the reduced #2119(?) now on sale for $850 vs. $1099 was
the oldest of the bunch.
Would I be as well off with the mini-Grizz @$500?
I just got the Griz 7x12 and now I know I need a mill!
I think a lot of you guys are 7x10 folks, so your opinion means a lot
to me. In fact, w/o that and your personal web pages I would still
have nothing. Offline posts are OK, too.
--- In mill_drill@y..., StarsWatch@a... wrote:
> Hi Joe!. . . Didn't you post the following including a jpg. of
> the Penn tool drill/mills? (see after the double row of X's)
> If not please take a look at post #34.
> Well I thought the point of the original post was :
> " Hey look at these Penn tool drill/mills. Wow anybody ever seen
> anything like them before?". . .
> The Penn tool drill/mills clearly look nothing like the Grizzly
> Mill. . . The Penn tool drill/mills are variants of the HF 12 SPEED
> DRILL/MILL MACHINE ITEM 42976-0VGA $379.99 ( the little red
> sucker ).
> As for why I didn't simply get a replacement.
> Well as I said the drawbar is wimpy, the first one I got had a
> column & a bad motor.
> I have ordered a HF 2hp 12 SPEED MILL/DRILL ( the big Green 700lb
> critter with the hugemongus XY table )
> Item #: 2119-2VGA It is on sale for $849.99 with FREE shipping it
> the one that is regularly priced at $1099.99