Wood and Metal Goddess
- Jul 18, 2017
As many of you have already read in my previous posts, I have a one car garage. I decided, for the sake of space, to focus more on metalworking than woodworking. So, my full size vintage 1460 Delta lathe will be sold this weekend. I hopefully will have more space soon. I have a column mill drill, and this guy on craigslist has a kind of small, but not really, horizontal mill for sale. It was from his business that closed last year. He says I can have it for $500. I am concerned about the inability to test it, and the rarity of this machine where it is impossible to find an instruction manual for it. The name on the front says "Multi Miller," and the table travels right to left only 6". I think most of what I make will be small. It apparently was made in the 1940's to be powerful yet compact enough to use on ships in the military. The seller also that the table has an automatic feed option. I was interested in a horizontal mill for its rigidity and metal hogging abilities. It has a 230v motor on it. I have an extra inverter duty 2hp 120v motor i can replace it with for my 120v garage(I rent). The machine's footprint is 32"x24", and it uses (according to the seller) ISO 40 toolholders. Below are pics. Oh, and I was concerned with the headache of paying someone to transport this 1500 lb machine. The last guy dropped my surface grinder. Any honest yet friendly feedback is appreciated, including I may not even need this. The plumbing pipes near the top were made for coolant, btw. If this were a little benchtop Atlas, I would have no hesitation getting it.