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FS: Bridgeport lead Screw and Right Hand Parts

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Rick_B

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A 6" vise is overkill for a RF45 style mill. A 4" is more appropiate for that size mill & IMO 5" max. I have a 5" GMT vise on my PM45 & it's slightly too big. Not enough Y axis travel to make use of the 5" full capacity. Better to save your money rather than getting something too big & most importantly the weight. I take my vise of the table quite often, a 6" is still light enough for me to be carried by hand but I'm glad I have a 5". I also have a 4" vise as well. I prefer the 5" though.

But those GMT 6" Premium vises are pretty nice. I'd love to have one but don't need one on my current mill. But if you plan on upgrading to a full size knee mill in the future than the 6" will be perfect.


Here's what the 5" looks like on my mill.



I couldn't even complete this cut without my bellows & DRO scale getting in the way. Not enough Y travel & the 5" vise is not even maxed out.



Here's what a 6" vise looks like on another PM45 (gt40's)
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Rick_B

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One more try before I pack these parts away - with some pricing chnages and delivery options

Looking to get $200 for the package plus shipping (estimated at $40). Willing to hear reasonable offers. I can get more pictures if desired. Free delivery in the Winston Salem, NC area (Charlotte-Ashville-Raleigh radius). I also get to Columbia, SC on a fairly regular basis and could bring it along that route. finally - I have a trip planned to Syracuse, NY in late June and could bring it along that route.

Thanks for looking
 
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