recommendations for MillDrill?

I am looking for a light duty desktop MillDrill. I'll be milling plastic
mostly. Any recommendations?
Is there any way to modify a drill so it can take sideway load better?
Thanks,
Alex
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Alex
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Alex,
For plastic I like what I got. Harbor Freight micromill/drill # 47158. I paid about 200 for it after tax after talking to the store manager about matching sale RATE on another item (which turned out to be clearance).
Downside is the MT-2 spindle, virtually nonexistent instructions, and T/S has seemingly only one person who knows a lot about micros, but the upside is for plastic you should be able to use a milling cutter directly in the chuck without a holder. On mine, the spindle/chuck has very little runout, the x/y table is an accurate .05/turn with very little backlash (.0035 or so).
There is a z axis vernier, but it seems to be mostly worthless (I'm waiting on parts to see if it can be "fixed").
I just wish I knew more about adjusting and lubing the drive chain and friction points...
Good Luck!
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Stephen Kurzban
The Clisby Vertical Milling Machine is a little, relatively-inexpensive, honey!
See
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which has links to various sellers.
Jeff Law
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Jeff Law
If you're going to get a mill/drill one of the better ones is probably a Myford. Great tools, lousy web site. I don't think they have gotten the concept yet.
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