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mini mill?

Discussion in 'General Large Scale RC' started by griffith12, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. griffith12

    griffith12 Well-Known Member

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    i was wondering if anyone has purchased a mini mill and has tried to make there own parts? How easy is it to mill something? I have been thinking about getting a Proxxon MF70 vertical mill to make small parts for my Bergonzoni.


    http://www.emachinetool.com/new/catalog/vertical.cfm?ProductID=719
     
  2. zouz10

    zouz10 Well-Known Member

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    Hey griffith,
    I own that proxxon MF70. It is an amazing machine!! If I were to do it again though I would go to harborfreight.com and get the one they have. They will both run you about $300 but the harbor freight one is a little bit bigger. When I first got mine I thought I would not neet a bigger one. Now I regret it. Also, if you need good bits order online at www.mcmaster.com they are awsome.
    Good luck
     
  3. griffith12

    griffith12 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice I will probably wait till next fall to purchase one as during the summer I do not have much time to play with my berg let alone trying to machine parts, but I have always had an interest in messing with a mill so I am definitely going to get one next fall. Maybe a birthday present from my wife as she likes to buy me toys for my birthday.
     
  4. oldschooler

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    The smaller machines do fine with materials like aluminum and plastic. High grade steels will push them to thier limits. For hobby purposes they are perfect. :) Depending on budget and space, you can pick up a full size, good condition, used Bridgeport mill for $1,000 and up. Then you can even bore cylinders, do medium to large jobs, work with steel and titanium alloys and make almost anything you need. ;)
     
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    now thats the way to go!
     
  6. Chop Suey

    Chop Suey Well-Known Member

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    The way to go is having a whole machine shop at your disposal...

    :celebrate: :celebrate: :celebrate: