There is a Gorton mill for sale in my area. I have been waiting/looking for a hobby mill for a while and this one is in my price range. I have to call back on Monday to get more info as the person was heading out and didn't know the model.
There is a picture (in the paper) and it looks like a 0-16A (compared to) The person I spoke to was 99% sure though that it has the Gorton taper spindle and there is no Gorton collets with it. It was used at a custom motorcycle shop with a special fixture designed for the spindle to shave a few thou from engine heads a few times a month. Supposedly this is all it has done for 80% of it's life.
- what are the chances of finding Gorton tamper collets? (at a reasonable price) - I did find the FAMCO WWW site and they still have a catalog of parts and collets but I'm sure they will be pricey
- is the Gorton taper well defined somewhere and could an adapter to another taper be created?
- the mill seems to have the vertical only head. How limiting is it not having a tilting head?
I did a search of the WWW and newsgroups and good things are said about the Gorton mills though I am mainly worried about the Gorton taper in the head.
There is actually a second Gorton mill for sale in the newest Buy & Sell in the area and describes a 0-16A (no picture), maybe it has collets etc (havn't called yet)
Comments Welcome, Thanks, Jeff