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Old 07-30-21, 10:47 PM   #11
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I'm a journeyman machinist by trade. The Ecello is a nice heavy duty machine, emphasis on the heavy! To that point, please don't put it on wheels. I know the mobility is attractive, but the mill needs to be very accurately leveled to run right. I use a master precision level, accurate to .0002" in 10". like this:https://www.amazon.com/findmall-Prof...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

If you put it on wheels, it will twist as you move it, and you will find it impossible to get a square, parallel cut.

That mill can do a huge amount of work, and you are in for many hours of fun learning to use it!

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Old 07-31-21, 10:41 PM   #12
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The lathes never go that cheap though and I have more need for a lathe than a mill. The two $100 ones at auction were pretty worn out and had shop made riser blocks on them which is pretty common to see done in shops to extend the usefulness of them. If I had a way to get them home easily I would have had them both regardless of wear.

I like that lowrider dolly for the mill.

I did find a lathe along my trip in february out to Charlotte and back but I didn't have a quick way to get it loaded on the trailer. And I'm kind of glad as a heavy lathe on the trailer would have been fun on the drive home through Mississippi and LA where they don't have graders to clear the ice off the roads.

One of these days I'll find a deal on a nice Monarch off a ship preferably as that history part is pretty cool.

This was a clear section of the freeway in MS... We were stopped on the freeway for a while for some reason so everyone got out of their cars and stretched their legs. I got stuck in West Monroe for 2 nights since the freeway was closed and I had a flat tire to be fixed and no tire shop there will fix a tire they didn't sell you...
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Old 08-03-21, 10:37 AM   #13
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I bought a drill check for it.


I is crazy tools for the mill you can get a china chuck $20 or a 1K chuck.
this is something I should use a fair amount it seemed like this chuck got good reviews so I though I would try it. I found a coupon got it for $300 shipped. saw the same exact one for $600
It comes with a test sheet showing not much runout.

As I buy stuff for the mill not being a machinist it is hard to know if a cheep tool for this is fine or a cheap tool is just throwing money away is very hard to know what to buy.

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