I have a shopmaster 2000 without quadralift ... and would love to
convert it. Any half done conversions or unstarted kits out there.
Last edited by mikeamick; 05-13-2012 at 12:43 AM.
IMHO, the QuadraLift is the difference between a Shoptask machine and any of it's competitors. It gives you a good 10" or so of adjustment for the milling head. I currently run mine up and down with an air ratchet, but I plan to put a garage door opener motor on it soon. I have a 2001 Shopmaster 2000 with the QuadraLift option and can't imagine using the machine without it...
Just my 2 cents...
quadralift is unaccurate ,vibrating, is simple dom tube with 3/8 and 1/4 up and bottom plates
That's exactly why I want one. I like to keep the mill work as close to the
quill as I can get it .. I even prefer using collets instead of endmill holders
although I use both to vary "reach". Being able to move the quill head up
and down would be soo cool.
I can't attest to its rigidity .. but .. I have never heard any complaints, especially after adding the fifth column (tail stock support).
I have actually seen your setup. Don't mean to scare ya .. but .. your
setup is famous ... as it should be.
That is exactly what I am shooting for.