16 years ago
Dumb question: is there anything special about the way table travel
numbers are measured?
I ask because in dimensioning a drawing, I noticed that some of the
numbers were getting a little large for my mill. Looking in the manual,
I was perhaps going to have to change something; it listed 16-1/8
inches. That sounded short to me, and I in fact measure it somewhere
over 19 inches. By that I mean crank it pretty much all the way to one
side, then all the way to the other and note the distance between the
spots under the spindle. An HF manual for "the same machine" shows a
travel just over 19 inches, which matches my experience.
Is the 16+ inch number more honest, or is it just wrong?