Once you go through it, clean and adjust, repair etc. As a hobby machine getting light use. You'll be good for a long time.Ordered the new motor. She said the one on the shelf was miss labeled so I'm looking at a month lead time. Probably a blessing. I really need to go through the entire knee, clean and adjust. I may have to break out the engine hoist. I also asked her about the backlash adjustment tool. She said that she would throw one in.
I plan to keep it the rest of my life. Then it is someone else's problemOnce you go through it, clean and adjust, repair etc. As a hobby machine getting light use. You'll be good for a long time.
At least that's what I'm hoping.
My X travel actually got very smooth and effortless after I adjusted the gib to spec -.0015" movement as I recall. The Y is tighter.
The mill is a beast. Sometimes I wish it was smaller.
But, it's in my shop and it's paid for.
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