Milling Cutters

August 12, 2018 Nigel 0

End Mill A milling cutter that is used mainly to machine on the side of the cutter and so used to profile a part. End mills do not tend to have a clearance cutting edge [more…]

Reduce any Overhangs

July 1, 2018 Nigel 0

One key parameter with regards to any tools is to reduce the overhang and so reduce the chance of chatter or even worse parts and tools breaking. The image shows a simple change in the [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…]

4-Jaw Chuck on Rotary Table

February 11, 2018 Nigel 0

I’ve had a small 80mm 4-jaw chuck hanging around my workshop for some time with the intention of either mounting it to the Hobbymat Lathe or to a rotary table. The rotary table is a [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 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…]