Ok, so Iíve been lurking around here for a while and thought it was time to make my first post with an intro and a question. I live in Seattle and build motorcycles for fun and am a fabricator for a living.
This is one of the bikes Iím building nowÖ
So this weekend I go to grizzly and pick up my first mill or possibly mill drill lathe (am I wasting time on a mill drill lathe?) I really need them all.
Anyway to my question. I would like to know if anyone could give me some advise as to where I can find a kit to do my own conversion. I have a few items that I may be able to use but being a newbie I donít know if they will work for this type of application. First is a Indramat Ecodrive DKC01 1-030-3-FW and the other pieces of Mitsubishi MELSEC controllers. Most of witch are FX1N-40MT. Is any of this usable to me.
Like I said, I am a complete newbie to this but donít plane on being one for long
The 3 way machine is a compromise....you need to determine what you plan to do with the machine.....personally, if you can afford it....I would go with one of the knee mills that has an x of at least 28" and a y of at least 10"...
For a lathe...you also need to determine what you can live with......if 8x14 will work....then Lathemaster is your answer....if you need something larger I would go with a Jet....they are better then the Grizzly lathes.
"imho if the combo is your choice,then the shoptask tri-power is the way to go
if the mill is your choice,then the tormach
fi lathe is your choice,then smithy 14 x 40"
I'll second that!
(good selection for that type/size of work.)
Wow, at 6g's it's a lil out of my price range. It looks to be a awesome setup, but not in my budget. I was thinking of the X2/X3 type machines and doing my own mods to convert it to a CNC down the road. I would buy one already set up but, I would like to have manual controls as well as CNC. Have any input on the electronics I have? BTW, thanks for the super QUICK input. And mill is my first choice. I'll get a lathe down the road.