Aligning a Rotary Table

October 14, 2018 Nigel 0

Aligning a part on the rotary table can be tricky and this is just a simple rough and ready approach to aligning a part. What I’m actually trying to achieve here is the alignment of [more…]

3MT Direct Collets

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

When I first purchased the Amadeal XJ12-300 milling machine I decided that what I need was some direct collets. The head on this mill is 3MT and the drawbar that comes with it is 12mm [more…]

Sieg SX2.7 Milling Machine

February 3, 2018 Nigel 2

Finally got tired of the Amadeal XJ12-300 milling machine and upgraded to a Sieg SX2.7 I had to split the machine into 2 parts to move it from the drive to the workshop. Even so [more…]

Clamping Kit

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

With any milling machine a set of clamps is a must first buy. My clamping set is screwed to the wall behind the milling machine. Keeps the workbench clear and easy to access. This is [more…]

Mini Mill Belt Drive

June 18, 2017 Nigel 10

These mini milling machines (eg Amadeal XJ12-300) with the back gears suffer from gearbox failures and mine did some time ago – read about the experience of changing the gears for metal ones. Even after [more…]

Mini Mill Gas Strut Conversion

June 12, 2017 Nigel 0

The spring that lifts the head of the milling machine (Amadeal XJ12-300) has been annoying me for some time. One big issue is the force is not consistent. However, it looked like a big job [more…]

Mini Mill Gearbox

June 11, 2017 Nigel 0

This is the Real Bull XJ9512 milling machine or for this particular case the Amadeal XJ12-300. I’d been using my mini mill (Amadeal XJ-300) for around 2 years and all was fine. Then I pushed [more…]