Brino, you're the man!!! I couldn't for the sake of it remember that. Thanks!!! Ken
While the saddle (Y axis) and knee (Z axis) have one gib apiece, the table (X axis) has two gibs. Did you adjust them both? They are on either end of the front way (toward the operator).that is, if I extend the table over towards one direction, I can push/pull it towards/away from the machine quite a lot. The dial indicator said something like 7-8 thou. I can tighten the adjustment screw down to eliminate that, but then the table is very tight to move in the X direction.
Hmm - I was thinking one was an adjustment screw, and the other a lock screw for the adjustment. No? If so, that would certainly explain it.While the saddle (Y axis) and knee (Z axis) have one gib apiece, the table (X axis) has two gibs. Did you adjust them both? They are on either end of the front way (toward the operator).
Hi NorseDave,Unrelated, anyone have any ideas on why the spindle travel would be reduced? It only goes to about 4" on the scale vs. the full scale it's supposed to be. And yes, the travel stops are out of the way!
Much thanks for the info Z! I will have to dive in and see what I can find. The last, ugh, year has been slow on the progress of bringing the mill back into fighting form, so to speak. I've been using it for stuff and working around the various things that aren't working properly, but one of these days I need to just bite the bullet and tear certain things apart, clean, lube, and rebuild as necessary.Hi NorseDave,
I recently acquired the same model of mill, and noticed limited quill down feed as well....
Hope this helps.
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