Milling Cutters

August 12, 2018 Nigel 0

As per the title, milling cutters are used in milling machines as the working end of material removal. There are a number of different types of cutter depending on material and the type of application. [more…]

Reduce any Overhangs

July 1, 2018 Nigel 0

Reduce any Overhangs is all about increasing the stiffness of the workpiece, the machine and the tool. An overhang equals flexibility. One key parameter with regards to any tools is to reduce the overhang and [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…]

4-Jaw Chuck on Rotary Table

February 11, 2018 Nigel 2

4-Jaw Chuck on Rotary Table or perhaps more accurately: “Mounting a 4-jaw Chuck to a Rotary Table in the Simplest Way”. The simplest way is the part for me. I’ve had a small 80mm 4-jaw [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…]

Mini Mill Gearbox

June 11, 2017 Nigel 0

The Mini Mill gearbox or more accurately, repairing the Mini Mill gearbox after you break the plastic gears. This is the Real Bull XJ9512 milling machine or for this particular case the Amadeal XJ12-300. I’d [more…]

Amadeal XJ12-300 Milling Machine

June 10, 2017 Nigel 4

A review of the Amadeal XJ12-300 Milling Machine. I’ve been looking for a milling machine for some time and have been surfing the web. This can drive you insane as their are a number of [more…]