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PM-727m New mill has arrived!

Discussion in 'PRECISION-MATTHEWS' started by Sloth2009, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Sloth2009

    Sloth2009 United States Active Member Active Member

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    Quick and easy work stop...

    I was thinking about buying or making a work stop for the milling vise. I finally remembered I have an unused magnetic base that came with a grizzly dial indicator I bought some time ago. I wish I wouldn't forget half the stuff I already own! I cut off a piece of hardened 3/8" shafting to use as the adjustable sliding stop.

    Seems like it will make a pretty usefull little tool. Mine is a Chinese mag base. You can buy a similar American made Mighty Mag on Amazon or Ebay for around $16. The Chinese ones can be found for about $10-$12.
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    9t8z28 United States Steel Registered Member

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    They are the same machine but the difference is they have a tilting column. Mine has a solid column that mounts like your PM with 4 bolts. The tilting column has a large bolt that the column pivots on. I have had both setups and the solid column is far better but still not perfect. Thanks for looking tho
     
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    Sloth2009 United States Active Member Active Member

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    IMG_6216.JPG IMG_6215.JPG Got some money for my birthday. I decided to buy this set of 5-flute carbide end mills with it. I am looking forward to making some chips with them.
     
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    navav2002 United States Iron Registered Member

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    I have looked at those Kodiak endmills but have not taken the plunge...Would be interested in a review once you have tried them out...
     
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