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    Milling er Drilling machine Bench

    Having recently just bought a mag mount milling machine, I need some sort of mobile work top for it .. anyone use one ? ... I have a few ideas, but just wondered what you guys use .. something with a variable stepped height perhaps for different work pieces, and adjustable chocks maybe .. a kind of black and decker workmate in steel I have a metal topped bench, but not sure whether to adapt it, as its got other kit stacked on it ATM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    Having recently just bought a mag mount milling machine, I need some sort of mobile work top for it .. anyone use one ? ... I have a few ideas, but just wondered what you guys use .. something with a variable stepped height perhaps for different work pieces, and adjustable chocks maybe .. a kind of black and decker workmate in steel I have a metal topped bench, but not sure whether to adapt it, as its got other kit stacked on it ATM
    http://www.shobha-india.com/precisio...ces-p22.html#2

    http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/cgi-bin/ss...lide&ACTION=Go

    cheaper one


    http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/acatalog/E...ml#a4288306_2e

    Also a handy bit of gear



    http://www.chronos.ltd.uk/engineerin...ill-press-etc/

    However Muz, these mag stands are Drills not Mills - there's far too much play in the sliders on 'em to get any really accurate milling done, unless you lock the slides solid, plus the broaches cut on their ends, not their flanks like a slot drill for a milling machine, which will cut on both ends and flanks...

    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8druid View Post
    However Muz, these mag stands are Drills not Mills
    yes you are right not used to this high tech
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    yes you are right not used to this high tech
    I dare say Muz that with the sliders suitably adjusted - i.e. locked up, with some care it could be done, but you'd need a milling cutter/slot drill and one of those lil' compound slides.

    A decent piece of UB makes a good platform to sit the drill on, to get height and clearance under it!

    WP_20150329_17_03_26_Pro crop.jpg WP_20150328_14_37_07_Pro.jpg
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Funny you should say that ? look what I spotted and looked out last night and thought hmm ?

    IMG_3286[1].jpg

    I was going to turn it on its side and weld that plate over it to mount the drill, then cut the wings off left and right to give a clear work area ?
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    that compound table looks nifty for the money ?
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    Something like this

    IMG_3288[1].jpg IMG_3289[1].jpg

    Couple of slots on the base would be good for some sort of clamp bar ... anyway laters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    Something like this

    IMG_3288[1].jpg IMG_3289[1].jpg

    Couple of slots on the base would be good for some sort of clamp bar ... anyway laters
    I'd have slashed it back t'other way Boyo, to give even more scope, but looks a handy weapon !



    Agree about the slots too

    Is that a 7" Dewalt on the floor?

    I've used their 5", 1400W DW 831s for years - use 'em all day without yer arm dropping off and last for ever. Not cheap but the mutt's nuts
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    that compound table looks nifty for the money ?
    Both look handy, 'cept the ones a tad on the 'rich' side for my liking and the amount you'd likely use it
    Chronos are fairly good on 'budget' gear and not too bad a quality for the bucks
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8druid View Post
    I'd have slashed it back t'other way Boyo, to give even more scope, but looks a handy weapon !

    I think you're right, cos its not massively loaded good plan. I'm keeping the other side free for future development as I get to see how these mag machines work out

    Quote Originally Posted by v8druid View Post
    Is that a 7" Dewalt on the floor?

    I've used their 5", 1400W DW 831s for years - use 'em all day without yer arm dropping off and last for ever. Not cheap but the mutt's nuts
    Think its a 9 or 10 and I have the 5" too .. cant fault them really
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