OK, I have the same combination. (The Taig is dormant, but I'll set
it back up when I finish building some more workbenches.)
: Somehow... not quite sure how, I convinced my wife that owning a small
: milling machine would reduce the amount of time I spend in front of my
: 'puter... :) she bought it!
: Soooo... guess what I'm getting for Christmas :))))))))
: Yup... I brand spankin new Sherline Milling machine :) the 'Deluxe
: Package' to be specific.
: Thus my question:
: I already have a Taig lathe and 'at least one of evertything' to go
: with it (literally). How much of this will be useful on the milling
: Are the drawbars/collets equivelent?
No. Collets are #1 MT, not the WW found on the Taig.
: I know the spindle thread is the same
The Taig accessories that fit on the spindle threads are recessed too far
for the Sherline to get much of a grip. For my Taig cutoff saw arbor, I
faced off the end a bit so that it would be a better match to the Sherline.
I never tried it back on the T, but would guess it'd need a spacer to make it
: Is the Taig fly cutter usable on the Sherline?
Didn't have one of those. See the cutoff saw above.
The Sherline fly cutter uses a drawbar arrangement. I like it a lot,
except when hot chips hit me.
: 'T' bolts?
Nope. Sherline uses these odd T-nuts, but the 10-32 screws will work.
: Boring head and bar?
Don't know. I made my own stationary boring head (mounted on the cross
slide) but found that the 3/8" bar I was using was too flexible for the
deep holes. I went to a 9" lathe, thus making the Taig a secondary tool.
: Thanks muchly in advance for any advice you all can give me.