Re: TopTech DM-45 finally arrived...
- If ya get a chance, what is the minimum spindle nose
to table distance? :-)
--- In email@example.com, "ksilinux" <ksi@k...> wrote:
> My DM-45 from Penn Tools finally arrived. Took me 2 hours to get it
> outta the crate and onto it's stand. Tools used -- Shop Crane from
> Harbor Freight, 1 each and my 15-year old son, 1 each :))
> First impressions are rather positive. Well packed, heavily covered
> with that chinese grease (glue?). Its not yellow as on Penn Tools
> site, its light gray with a blue motor. Stand is also blue.
> Motor is 1-1/2 HP, not 1 HP as its on the specs. No face mill
> :(( Two arbors, drill chuck and drawbar only. Stand is quite good,
> welded, very sturdy, at least 100 lbs.
> Haven't tried to turn it on yet, but tried to operate the wheels. In
> - Distance from spindle center to column surface: 11-1/2"
> - X-travel with stops as they were: 21"
> - Y-travel: 8-3/4" (one may get full 9" if he doesn't mind
> squeezing travel guards to the limit)
> - Z-travel: 4-3/4"
> And those guys from Penn Tools are really pleasure to work with and
> they do give a hefty discounts, just talk to them...
> So tomorrow comes degreasing, draining chinese oil from the gearbox
> and refilling with local gear oil, attaching power feed and making
> some milling :))
- Good point.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, rgsparber@a... wrote:
> If you plan to lift the mill/drill off the bed of the pickup truck,
> the fact that the weight of the machine will compress the springs.
> lift, the bed will rise. I had this problem and ended up having to
get people to
> stand in the bed because I ran out of vertical travel on the engine
> was more funny than a problem.