H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter Gold Member
- May 2, 2021
Indeed - and I appreciate ya'll not throwing in the towel!Now you've introduced a lot of moving parts and more factors in the equation
I'm on a steep learning curve - but every post/response has advanced my understanding of the feature sets, and refined my own view of what I want.
One of those insights I note...Power Down Feed (PDF) is a great feature. Yes, it's a big player in a well-bored hole, but it comes in handy in straight drilling and a little of everything else.
Great. Posting (some re-posting) of pics of the BP. Manual will be significant portion of my work - so this is not an insignificant point. Don't want to be wrestling with the (stepper?) motor's trying to move the table around.If you can report back on the Brigeport you're negotiating over... like model and/or control, we might be able to figure out what it'd take to make it really useable in manual mode.
Ha - trust me - I am watching... I spoke to the guy today in Santa Clarita. Below is a pic of the ways (saddle?) I got him to send. Seems kinda well used compared to the Bridgeport ?There's a clean Enco clone for $2k in Santa Clarita.
Last two pics are the Enco in Santa Clarita. You can see the Enco's ways are not in as good a condition as the BP. BP has a spare controller on the shelf. Not sure the story there. Would come with it.