Which of the two do you like better?Kmot said:In my opinion, a 6" would be much too large for the mini mill. Here are two 4" rotary tables, one from Harbor Freight and one from Grizzly on my mini mill:
Thanks, I have the little 3 inch from HF, only thing I dislike is when you tighten the brass lock screw the part does shift a tad. I think mine moves about 0.002. But it is what it is for the price and my eyes cant tell a 2-3 thousands movement anyway.Kmot said:I prefer the HF model. They also sell smaller RT's now.
I spent quite a bit of time but I learned a lot. I even made the worm gear 10 pitch so that the dial makes 10° for each rotation.I made a 4" and have been happy with it. Much better than the Harbor Freight. Lots of time but if you are building model engines you cannot be watching the time involved.
Fit can mean different things to different people. You can put some 6" tables on a Mini Mill but how useful that arrangement will be is up to how you expect to use it. A bigger table has obvious setup advantages but you can easily put a tooling plate on a 4" table to enlarge your working area a bit. In general I have to agree with others here, a 6" table isn't a comfortable fit.Thanks for all the responses,I had read that a 6" would fit on a x2 mill but that dose not seam to be the case.
I like the ones offered by LMS ,they are the only suppliers that I found that give any any specs.