Warco HV4 rotary table

Rotary Tables

April 19, 2020 Nigel 0

Very soon after buying a milling machine I can guarantee you will be looking at rotary tables. A rotary table feels like a must have. Use it to machine: arcs flats on bolt heads and [more…]

Milling Machine Z-Axis Accuracy

February 28, 2019 Nigel 0

Someone asked me how accurate my Sieg SX2.7 milling machine was in Z-axis. There problem was the head moving when you lock the travel. My method for measuring this was to lightly clamp an engineers [more…]

YS Tools ER25 Collets and Chucks

December 31, 2018 Nigel 0

A set of ER25 metric collets along with 3MT and parallel shank chucks. The parts as they arrived. 25 collets, 2 chucks and 2 C-Spanners not shown here. All of the parts came in sealed [more…]

Milling Machine Stiffness

December 9, 2018 Nigel 0

So, here I am in the workshop with a dial gauge in the spindle and weights on the top of the milling machine, trying to measure the Milling Machine Stiffness. The head was locked in [more…]

aligning a rotary table

Aligning a Rotary Table

October 14, 2018 Nigel 2

Aligning a rotary table or more importantly 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 [more…]

3MT Direct Collets

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of the 3MT Direct Collets. 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 [more…]

Sieg SX2.7 Milling Machine

February 3, 2018 Nigel 13

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

Clamping Kit

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

With any milling machine a set of clamps is a must first buy, a clamping kit has a selection of T-nuts, bars and studs. My clamping set is screwed to the wall behind the milling [more…]