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RIMSPOKE

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I GOT MY PM-833T MILL IN FEBRUARY .

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THE FIRST GENERATION 833's CAME OUTFITTED WITH X & Z POWER FEED AND
MOUNTED ON A HEAVY DUTY STAND . THAT IS HOW THEY SOLD THEM

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PM NEVER REALLY PUSHED THEM AND DIDN'T EVEN HAVE THE 833 LISTED ON THEIR WEB SITE .
THEY WENT AWAY FOR AWHILE AND WHEN THEY RETURNED , THE POWER FEEDS AND THE STAND WERE OPTIONAL .

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I DIDN'T REALLY LIKE THE STAND . IT WAS BUILT LIKE A TANK BUT I NEED MAXIMUM STORAGE
IN MY SHOP SO I PUT THE MILL ON A SHORT SIZE 5 DRAWER VIDMAR CABINET .
I SOLD THE STAND & THE CHIP TRAY THAT WAS PART OF THE SAME ASSEMBLY .

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THE CABINET IS WELL UP TO THE JOB OF SUPPORTING THE 1000 POUND MILL WITH
THE ADDITION OF A 3/8" THICK ALUMINUM JIG PLATE TO DISTRIBUTES THE LOAD .

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MATT TOLD ME THAT A CHIP TRAY OPTION WOULD BE AVAILABLE WITH THE NEW 833 .
I FINALLY GOT AROUND TO ORDERING THE TRAY AND HAVE SUCCESSFULLY INTEGRATED IT
WITH MY CABINET .

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A SERIES OF 6mm BOLTS GO THROUGH THE TRAY , JIG PLATE , CABINET AND ALUMINUM
BRACES ON THE UNDERSIDE . THE MILL BOLTS TO THE TRAY .

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I THINK THIS WILL GO A LONG WAY TO KEEP THE CHIPS UNDER CONTROL AND IN A PLACE
WHERE THEY ARE EASY TO VACUUM UP .
 

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Looking good! So after owning your mill for awhile how do you like it?
 

RIMSPOKE

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Looking good! So after owning your mill for awhile how do you like it?

I THINK IT IS A CUT ABOVE THE OTHER PM TABLE MILLS .
MY FIRST PM MILL WAS A PM-727M . THE PM-833 BLOWS IT AWAY
BUT I STILL MISS THE BRIDGEPORTS THAT I RAN FOR YEARS .

IT HAS DONE EVERYTHING I HAVE ASKED OF IT AND I HAVE MANAGED TO
TURN OUT SOME RATHER NICE WORK . I HAVE MADE SOME IMPROVEMENTS .

THE GEAR TRAIN IS A BIT NOISY & THE SPINDLE HEATS UP TOO QUICKLY
AT HIGH RPMs . I WILL BE CHANGING THE GEARBOX OIL A SECOND TIME TOMORROW .

THE POWER Z AXIS IS A FANTASTIC FEATURE . IT CAN RAISE & LOWER THE HEAD AT
A CONTROLLED RATE SO IT IS PERFECT FOR BORING OPERATIONS .
THE 3 AXIS READOUT IS ANOTHER MUST HAVE FEATURE .

I REALLY ENJOY THE 5 DRAWERS OF STORAGE BENEATH IT .
I HAVE A LOT OF R-8 TOOLING , EXTRA VISES , A ROTARY TABLE AND 8 DRILL BIT INDEXES
AMONG OTHER THINGS YET IT TAKES UP NO EXTRA FLOOR SPACE .
 

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Heard ya loud and clear
 

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Rimspoke
What is the base footprint overall dimensions length and width, and the bolt hole spacing center to center, length and width?
 

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Rimspoke
What is the base footprint overall dimensions length and width, and the bolt hole spacing center to center, length and width?
I can get them tomorrow for you. The bolt hole spacing is on PM's website under "Manuals & Documents", but I am not sure it is 100% correct. Matt actually did that for me, but once I got my mill I believe I found a discrepancy. Again, I will get it tomorrow for you.
 

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Thanks, I am debating whether to purchase the 833 or the 940. If I go with the 833 I was going to purchase the 940 base vrs the 833 base which only is 100lbs. More than likely will have to interface the 833 to the 940 base with a transition piece. Yea I got some of the dimensions off of the 833 manual, but the 940 is rather vague. I like the 833 but no PDF so any boring will have to be done off the head power feed.
 

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Made a drawing for you. I do not guarantee complete accuracy but it is very close. The sloped base on the 833T makes it harder to measure.
 

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