Call 614-255-9000 or to experience the Worldwide Machine Tool difference. One of us will warn the offending party. If you have not yet received a password reset, please re-issue one here: This will send a password reset to your email address on file. Also, with no external cooling fans, vibration is reduced and the ongoing maintenance or threat of a fan failure is eliminated. I'll have to double check the height of the door opening as that may be pretty close to the same height of the mill. Unfortunately some of the posted info on round ram and M head machines is downright bizarre.
Then put a 2 x 4 on top of the centered table and slowly crank the knee up to snug the board just to help support machine components and lock the knee, table and saddle. The third axis can rotate 45° left or right from center. One of the plastic lawnmower wheels failed under load no real surprise there but the other seven held up just fine. Both sides of the mill are accessible, and the table is unrestricted. The four bolts which clamp the turret to the top of the column stick out the bottom a few inches, so the turret must be raised quite high to put it in place. A good rated hoist and some comealong deals for protection.
I didn't really want a smooth surface so I used a big push broom to texture it for grip. We are, by default an adult community but plenty of adults are squeamish. My biggest challange is getting it into my garage. Trees are much beefier than a similarly sized Bport. The hoist is a 2000 pound Chinese cheapo. I used the hoist again to lift the mill enough to remove the cart.
The Chinese cheapo hoist had one of those attractive orange covers on each side, but one side fit so poorly I took it off, and just exercised due diligence to keep my fingers out of the mechanism. Don't go stretchy with just an engine crane for they will flip. Does anyone have any input or ideas, for or against doing it this way? The brake components have been removed. Doing this whole project solo, I had nobody to delegate to get some action shots. I still need to get a moving crew hired on for the job. Some of the imports are horrifyingly flexy.
I have been rebuilding Bridgeports for over 40 years. Our warehouse and office is located just minutes north of Columbus, Ohio. It should haul ok on a car hauler of centered over the axels. An example of a Bridgeport clone. This reduces the remaining column-knee-saddle-table base assembly to about 1500 lbs. I'm still researching prices and availability of local moving help, so I don't have an idea of what that'll cost yet.
They can be taken apart with an engine crane. I also have some left over sheep fence that I'll use for the wire reinforcement. I set up the derrick and lifted the mill onto the cart. Once on the trailer I used a come-along to skid the machine up over the axles. Another danger with lifting with an forklift is that since the weight is suspended like a pendulum, a jerking motion can loose center of balance and the load can come off the forks. To rotate the turret much, the ram has to be pulled out a bit, otherwise its aft end is too close to the corner, but I don't see that as a problem.
I am a professional Machine Rebuilder and Millwright. Once it gets to my place, that's where the difficulty could possibly arise. Looking at the pic - where that solid metal ring is on the top of the column, should be a few 3-4? The head is now resting on the machine table. I might just give you a call when I'm ready to tackle that one. As long as you have the clearance to the barn door, the wrecker can extend the boom out, and set it either at the edge of your door, or just inside the door. Call a rigging company and ask. It could be 1600, 1800 but I don't know what you got on it.
This experience convinced me that loose boards aren't so good for this sort of activity. Table already back to base. If I can get it on my car hauler on its side, I figger I can haul it the 3 miles home. Lower the center of gravity if not already done. You can turn the machine quite easily while it's on pipe. The mill serial number is J-84442 and the model number is 60853 if that helps any.
That was a possibility, as neither the M head spindle nor the old collet are marked in any way to indicate the taper. Having seen it happen I can confirm that a Bridgeport makes a very impressive bang if it does go over! That will pick it up off the trailer, and set it down for you. For convenience I would adjust the ram and table to assure that the mill hangs level so that it will set down evenly rather than on one corner in which case it might pivot around that corner while you are lifting it or setting it down. Ask around, you may be able to get a good deal if people are looking for work. The 's biography of Rudolph Bannow reports that he conceived the iconic design in 1936 as the logical machine on which to mount the milling head already being built by the Bridgeport Pattern and Model Works which he owned with partner.
The table isn't all drilled and milled up. Fortunately, these intermediate sizes are not needed to hold mill cutters. I'll be adding those when I start the levelling process though. Total cost was about twenty bucks for hardware. I new this condition would exist before I bought this mill.