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Well I picked up my mill today, I got it from my dad along with a South Bend 9A lathe
Is it worth fixing up or is it just junk?
not bad for a freebie in my opinion
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Looks like it is all there to me, except the belt guard. Jet makes pretty good machines. Clean it up and use it!
 

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I have the belt guard, I just removed it before the drive home, it wasnt attached very well
 
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Another nice machine, especially if it turns out nice like your SBL.
That mill you have there will have me shopping...
Looking forward to the "after" pictures as well.
 

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Clean it up crud makes everything look not as nice as it could be.
 

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I have the big brother to that machine (JVM 830) and it is a nice machine. I think it is well worth the effort to fix it up.
 

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Drop it off at my place, pretty sure its junk but I will let you know in five or ten years!:big grin:
 

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Well i got it home and unloaded, that thing is HEAVY! not much fun to move by myself. I got it to the door with the Kabota tractor then had to maneuver it thru the door and across the room. I had to sit down and have a beer after that one. But anyway I got it in its spot. I started wiping off some of the grime. it hasnt been cleaned for a very long time, (dad isnt very good at that) Here are a couple pics

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when im done fixing up the lathe this will be my next project
 

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is there any place i can find any kind of info on this machine? haven't been very lucky searching online
 

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I didn't have much luck in finding information on mine either, but Grizzly still sells the same machine with a few minor changes. It looks like yours should be the same as the G0728. http://www.grizzly.com/products/Vertical-Mill/G0728?utm_campaign=zPage The newer version has a one shot oiler system, but not many other changes. It looks like your mill has had a column extension added.
 

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Well I picked up my mill today, I got it from my dad along with a South Bend 9A lathe
Is it worth fixing up or is it just junk?
not bad for a freebie in my opinion
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looks like a pos to me. I'll come and take it off your hands and dispose of it for you. :)
 

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You've got a wonderful father, don't forget him this June on dad's day. You'll really like having the riser block, my JVM-830 has a 6" one which sure helps with work space. They are a nice machine, you'll enjoy using it. A couple of mods on mine included adding another pulley on the motor and a large one one the center cone pulley which lets me slow the spindle down to 145 rpm instead of the factory low of 280 rpm. Mine has a 4-axis DRO on it from TPACtools, best thing ever invented!

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I think your dad deserves a big thank you! I myself am getting ready to find a small mill and that style is definitely on the list. clean it up adjust it and enjoy it. :encourage:
 

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Yes my dad is a great guy, I am very lucky to have him pass some of his favorite things on to me.
I have cleaned the mill up a bit and she is looking much better without all the crud on it.
Here are a couple pics of it clean, and most of the tooling that came with it.
I think this is gonna be a fun machine, im no machinist but I am learning and really enjoy playing with this thing

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Those quill handles must have had a habit of breaking off. I had to make a new mount for the handle on my mill, because some previous owner made a hideous looking kludge of a repair.
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Those quill handles must have had a habit of breaking off. I had to make a new mount for the handle on my mill, because some previous owner made a hideous looking kludge of a repair.
I like your new mount, I may have to make one for mine. I don't ever remember it being on my machine even when dad first brought it home 30 years ago
 

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If you find you don't like it ,I'll gladly take it off your hands . It's just exactly what I've been looking for. I had a line on one and the guy backed out on me . I hate when that happens, good luck with her and be nice to her.
 
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