[4]

7 x 12 Mini Lathe Conversion

[3]
[10] Like what you see?
Click here to donate to this forum and upgrade your account!

TomS

Active User
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
May 20, 2013
Messages
1,806
Likes
752
#1
This has been done a million times already but I wanted to run this past the forum brain trust before making the purchase. I bought a nearly new 7 x 12 Chinese mini lathe with the intent of converting it to CNC. This is a kit offered by Automation Technologies that I believe fits my needs. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Axis-Ste...403686?hash=item2a4b076aa6:g:B5sAAOSw-W5UwaQJ. I intend to run these in direct drive configuration in conjunction with 1605 x 5mm pitch ball screws and nuts. The motors may be overkill but looking at what's available this kit is close on price with offerings by Wantai Motors or Longs Motors. I'd like to hear your thoughts and opinions.
 

TomS

Active User
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
May 20, 2013
Messages
1,806
Likes
752
#3
cs900 - thanks for responding. Will the 270'S have enough power for drilling in a gang tooling setup? I'm planning on direct driving the X and Z.
 
[6]
[5] [7]
Top