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Old 09-28-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default SU1 updated with swarf guards and DRO

Finally got around to DRO for the Y axis.

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Old 09-29-2016, 02:54 AM   #2
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Interesting! How do you like that little machine?


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Old 09-29-2016, 03:16 AM   #3
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Same question from me.I have seen the model advertised and noted that it
much heavier than similar sized vertical mills.I disregarded it ,as tooling
for a horiz mill is more expensive .How well does it work as a vert. and hor.
machine .I haven't seen many revues or tests
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Interesting! How do you like that little machine?
It's fantastic. The only desktop knee mill in production as far as I am aware of. The knee mill format is really nice. The stock configuration only comes with one spindle, that alternate between horizontal and vertical positions. I took the spindle from a X1 mill of the same factory, and installed it ont eh SU1 as the vertical head, leaving the stock SU1 spindle in the horizontal postion. The X1 vertical head is a good match; the addition of a quill makes drilling operation hassle free.

Additionally, I had my SU1 reinforced with epoxy bonded quartz crystals fillings; so the column, knee, and overhead ram are all rock solid, I mean literally.

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I like the machine in the sense that somebody took a chance on such a machine and offered it for sale. My biggest fear though is that the machine is a bit capacity limited for what I want in a mill. I need to see one in person.
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how did you mount the x1 spindle on the su1. i would like very much to see pictures of how you did that. thanks Dan
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I would be interest to see how this is done also as I have this mill too
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how did you mount the x1 spindle on the su1. i would like very much to see pictures of how you did that. thanks Dan

Hi. I cut off portions of the X1 head assembly; and affixed it to the SU1 over arm with a custom made attachment piece.



















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Thank you for the reply and info, looks like a very good mod
I was looking the optimum BF20 head it looks like it would be a good fit, its a swivel head so I don't think it would require any parts to be cut off, just need to make a boss that fits the top of the SU1
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Hi. Perhaps a BF16 would fit better? Even the BF16 weighs in almost twice as much as the diminutive X1.

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I was looking the optimum BF20 head it looks like it would be a good fit, its a swivel head so I don't think it would require any parts to be cut off, just need to make a boss that fits the top of the SU1


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