This has probably been discussed before but a search didn't reveal much.
A local shop is selling their 2001 Mini Mill. They have 2, one seems to stay busy with a dedicated product line, the other sits empty.
Every time I go over the work envelope #s, the 10" Z travel looks very confining. I currently have a larger VMC.
Are you guys using 6" Kurt vises in these?
How about extended toolholders or drill chucks?
I think the spindle is 7.5 hp, has anyone had any rigidity issues?
One job that I run alot of entails pocketing aluminum blocks with .5" rougher x .62" deep, 4000 RPM, 30 IPM, lots of coolant to clear the chips.
Would this be OK on a Mini Mill?