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- Oct 27, 2018
I had been looking for a small mill for the last few months and managed to find a (not so small) bargain on ebay the other day. I had been considering a VMC or an older universal mill (Elliott Omnimill), but this one came along at a silly price and will be a lot more manageable in my 8'x8' workshop.
The Chester Lux is a re-badged Chinese import RF45 clone, gear head mill with 2HP motor and R8 spindle, like the Grizzly0761, with a respectable 22"x7.5" travel and 13.75" travel on the Z axis. I'm guessing it's 8 years old, but pretty much unused and apart from a little surface rust the table looks unmarked. It will need a good clean and only came with a 4 and 5" swivel vice, a couple of threaded end mills and a 3" R8 HSS facemill. A full 320kg or 714lbs of chinese cast iron, but the head and column separated easily for and made it a comfortable two person lift to load up for the return journey. Not too bad for under £ 250 (USD325) and £ 100 travel expenses.
I'll post some more pics once I get it into the workshop and cleaned up.