[4]

Went looking for a POWERMATIC MVN bought an older BURKE MVN MILLRITE

[3]
[10] Like what you see?
Click here to donate to this forum and upgrade your account!

SPICEMAN

Newbie
Registered
Joined
Mar 15, 2018
Messages
17
Likes
2
#1
Had my eye set on a Powermatic MVN but it was a bit high on the budget but then spotted this Burke MVN. So after a couple weeks of effort to pick it up and haul it here it is finally sitting in the shop. Now to connect the VFD and spin it up.
My next issue is to anchor to concrete or buy the vibration levelers and go with that. I like the idea of vibration dampening but this beast seems a bit top heavy so some solid clamps to the ground also makes sense.

MILLRIE.jpg
 

markba633csi

H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
Joined
Apr 30, 2015
Messages
2,906
Likes
1,506
#2
Like the green color, looks very aquatic. :sharkattack:
Mark
 

Bob Korves

H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
Joined
Jul 2, 2014
Messages
5,675
Likes
5,990
#3
The Burke MVN and the Powermatic MVN mills are the same except for the belt guards and the paint jobs. Both are high quality. There were many options available when ordering them. I am on my second Millrite. They are very nice machines, not a bunch of bells and whistles, but solid and well built. Clamps to the ground will likely not help vibration much. If you are at all tall you might want to put some feet under the corners. I am 6 feet tall and found my Millrite much better to work with after I added 4" tall leveling feet. I see you got a power feed with it. Mine also has the drill press type quill lever, which I prefer. Looks good!
 

SPICEMAN

Newbie
Registered
Joined
Mar 15, 2018
Messages
17
Likes
2
#4
Like the green color, looks very aquatic. :sharkattack:
Mark
Yes the green is not bad, I do beleive it was originally gray. I was trying figure out what Burke did use as their main color in 1968.
 

Bob Korves

H-M Supporter - Sustaining Member
H-M Platinum Supporter ($50)
Joined
Jul 2, 2014
Messages
5,675
Likes
5,990
#5
I was trying figure out what Burke did use as their main color in 1968.
All the Burke Millrites were gray from the factory as far as I know.
 
[6]
[5] [7]
Top