This machine is on offer as of May 2016 with just over £300 off – quite a nice price of just under £1200, my only concern is the travelling column and so would really like to know how well this works.
A fine compact milling machine of innovative design, made from heavy grey cast iron for vibration free operation. The unique travelling column gives a more compact size and superior stability. An advanced, high torque 500W brushless motor gives a variable
If you have experience of using one of these mills or own one then do drop me a line or add a comment, ed.
I saw this novel clamp arrangement on a jig boring machine that was for sale on gandmtools.co.uk and made me wonder whether I could make similar long t-nuts for use with my new rotary table – would help with the issue of not being able to use the full table diameter.
My only small concern is that reacting the clamping forces on the t-nut that sticks out from the table may bend the t-nut over time – worth a try as this could be easily corrected. Also, the t-nuts in this imag show that they are the full depth of the slot.
- John5293 – has made sliding nuts that can be fixed and then horizontal bolts used to clamp parts – a pseudo 4-jaw chuck
- cnccookbook.com – some interesting images and ides for clamping and making fixtures for rotary tables
- glue-it.com – our page shows some ways to make fixtures and some short cuts that you should not use
An update as I have now made long T-nuts for a rotary table that I have just bought, image below is from the article discussing them: glue-it.com – tool reviews and make articles
Warco HV4 rotary table with long T-nut that allows larger diameter pieces to be clamped. The 4″ HV4 has an actual table diameter of 110mm. The clamp shown is from a Unimat 3 mill clamping set.
The SX3 is a more advanced mill/drill with the added benefits of a tilting head, digital spindle speed, downfeed read-outs and a thread tapping facility. It is a compact and well made machine which is ideal for the experienced model engineer or a small en
So this is an alternative version of the Sieg SX3, this time in blue rather than red – any experience of this machine that you can share?
SIEG Super X3 HiTorque Mill – Powerful, 1000w Brushless DC Motor with Direct Belt Drive. The combination of brushless DC motor, advanced electronic speed controller and direct belt drive from motor to spindle, provide far better torque over a wider speed
Is this the best hobby milling machine?
Which version of this machine?
or should I say:
Which flavour of this machine?