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RCGuy

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Greetings all,
I have a Central Macinery 33668 mill. I am interested in a power feed setup for the X axis. Anybody done this? Suggestions?
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Sorry for the cluttered pic, but I wanted to point out the eBay special power feed. It's what most of us are using, and it does the job. It's a good mod, and with a few other modifications together the Rong Fu type mills become very useful!


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Sorry for the cluttered pic, but I wanted to point out the eBay special power feed. It's what most of us are using, and it does the job. It's a good mod, and with a few other modifications together the Rong Fu type mills become very useful!


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How is the install? Fairly straightforward? Nicely accessorized mill there, BTW.
 

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The installation is super easy. It literally takes minutes, and it is not very sensitive to alignment or spacing. The feed rate adjustment is fine and the range is broad. Makes me wish for Y axis too. I've been really happy with it. The drive unit is solid. The mount is cast aluminum, which was a problem for a member of this forum, but his solution (sorry, going to have to search for it) looks really, really good. I might do it just to get the table space back.

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Ok, got it delivered and installed. You were right, went right on. Came with the wrong instructions, so I worked off of your pic and got it figured out. Works real nice. Now dreaming of 3-axis DRO. Suggestions?
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Nice! I do like milling with power feed.

I've just started using my iGauging DROs and am still getting a feel for it. The installation was easy on x and y, but z takes a little figuring out. Still, for the price it's a good way to go.

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