• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  • Guest,  We want to wish You and Your Family a Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving! Click the "X" at the top right corner to remove this notice)
  • PLEASE: Read the FORUM RULES BEFORE registering!

4

US Industrial (Import) Bport Copy Parts

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

mjs408

Iron
Registered Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2016
Messages
18
Likes
4
#1
I purchased a used and sorta abused mutt of an import mill from my old job. Its needs parts obviously and US Industrial hasnt been of any help.
I should just need a handle on the X and everything from #7 on the diagram out on the Y.

I have been looking on icai-online.com and machinerypartsdepot.com
Any other place I should look? I know this is import mill and uses both standard and metric parts at random.

PS I know its rough, but for 100 dollars and a case of silver bullets how can i go wrong and the Topaz DRO was included....


1023151317a.jpg 1023151317b (1).jpg 1028151359.jpg mill blow up.png
 

talvare

Ted A
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2016
Messages
277
Likes
344
#2
Some of the import machinery will actually accept Bridgeport components. Do you have access to a BP mill that you could borrow those parts from for a test fit ? BP parts are readily available from numerous sources. If that isn't an option, those parts (1-7) can be made on a lathe (the handles are also available from several suppliers).

Ted
 

expressline99

H-M Supporter - Premium Member
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2015
Messages
402
Likes
159
#3
100$ What a great deal! There are several videos on youtube for "putting a handle on things". I wouldn't have passed it up.

Paul
 

mjs408

Iron
Registered Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2016
Messages
18
Likes
4
#4
I did some measuring and it appears that the Bridgeport specific parts might work, the lead screws are .625 which is bport sized if my reading is right. Although the jam nut on the end is 12mm. All the adjustment screws are 3/4 wrench. Generic Allen's are all metric. So I'm hoping bridgeport stuff will work.
 

JimDawson

Global Moderator
Staff member
Director
Joined
Feb 8, 2014
Messages
6,427
Likes
4,155
#6
It looks to be in a bit rough condition, but ya did good for $100 :encourage: That is a nice heavy duty machine.

I think what you have there is a 4VK mill. Made by a few different manufactures an Taiwan and China. The box ways on the knee are the clue. The 3VK has V-ways on the knee. Looks to be a 10x50 table on the pictures. Google ''4VK mill'' and you get a lot of hits.

The problem is figuring out what parts fit because I don't think they ever made two of them the same. If all you need is handles, then anything that is close will work, but you may have to modify them a bit.
 

mjs408

Iron
Registered Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2016
Messages
18
Likes
4
#7
It is a 10x50 table. And speaking from experience it's a couple pounds heavier than a normal bp. 3hp motor too.
 

Dabbler

H-M Supporter - Premium Member
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2016
Messages
209
Likes
133
#10
you still made out very well. I hope the restoration goes well to!
 

skrewd

Iron
Registered Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2016
Messages
15
Likes
2
#11
Compare it to a similar Grizzly model on their site and download their parts available list. Get new parts in days. These clones share a lot of DNA.
 

mjs408

Iron
Registered Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2016
Messages
18
Likes
4
#12
I should add, the head is Birmingham and not US Industrial. From what I have read they are of decent quality. But like I said, it's a mutt.
 

skrewd

Iron
Registered Member
Joined
Dec 8, 2016
Messages
15
Likes
2
#13
Looks like a Grizzly g0747 or G0797 with variable speed. G9905 is another. Check out their site.
 
[6]
5 [7]