18 years ago
The oppurunity has presented itself to buy a rockwell
horizontail mill with a vertical head.
Anybody out there using this combination?? What do you
like and dislike about it??
The big negative that I see is the vertical head has to
be removed to install the overarm. This could be a major
PIA. On the other hand it does offer lots of flexability.
It also offer the ability to attack the work piece from
the top and side with minimum setup change.
I already have a jet mill drill and an enco bench top
knee mill. The mill drill has a larger table than the
rockwell which I would really miss. I won't miss
cranking the mill/drill head up and down though.
The rockwell also only has 2.5 inchs of quill travel
which seems a bit low too.
The rockwell vertical head only have 5 speeds but
a VFD will fix that.
I could pick up a clausing 8540 horizontal a
lot cheaper but then its horizontial only.
all advise appreciated.