Just snagged my first milling machine and it needs some repair before the chips will fly. It had been dumped off of the pallet when the previous owner received it. The front wheel is busted off and a couple knobs too. The X is moving back and forth with just a little play but the Y is toast. I pulled the screw today and the block that holds the thread is snapped off. The machine is in my buddy's welding shop and I asked him about welding it. He referred me to an old timer here in town that specializes in welding cast iron. Does anyone have an idea for an easy way to pull the saddle so I can have it welded? He has a fork lift and I am pretty sure he has a cherry picker. I am thinking I will pull the head off since I need to put a pin in the gear that moves the head back and forth. Lots of old grease to scrape out and replace too. I am hoping to have the beast running by summer!