Mill/Drills

Mill/Drills

Post by Bob Mey » Sat, 31 May 1997 04:00:00



Hi folks,

Does anyone own a Grizzly G1005 Mill/Drill?  I'd really like one of these
machines but would like more info on quality before I buy.
It looks virtually identical to the Jet JMD15.  The Grizz is $975 and the
Jet is $1329, both plus shipping.  Jet seems to have the best reputation
for service and such, but what would I really get for $350 more?  I can
buy a rotary table and vise for that.

Thanks,
Bob Meyer

 
 
 

Mill/Drills

Post by Peter Nol » Sun, 01 Jun 1997 04:00:00



(:>Hi folks,
(:>
(:>Does anyone own a Grizzly G1005 Mill/Drill?  I'd really like one of these
(:>machines but would like more info on quality before I buy.
(:>It looks virtually identical to the Jet JMD15.  The Grizz is $975 and the
(:>Jet is $1329, both plus shipping.  Jet seems to have the best reputation
(:>for service and such, but what would I really get for $350 more?  I can
(:>buy a rotary table and vise for that.

If you have the bucks, then seriously consider the bench knee mill as
the Mill/Drills are not very good at heavy cutting. The round column
is the mainb problem as it allows the end mill to chatter by
springing.

I have one of each and I can appreciate the difference. Escpecially if
you are taking a light cut off the edge of a piece of say 3/4" thick
material to true up the edge, On the Mill/Drill the end mill chatters
badly, on the knee mill not at all. If on a strict budget then the
Mill/Drill is adequate.

Peter
Nolan Innovation Inc. in Arizona
Home of the world's fastest IPSC holsters!
Coming to a web site near you soon!
Rubbing shoulders with the fastest and the best!

 
 
 

Mill/Drills

Post by tony » Sun, 01 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> (:>Hi folks,
> (:>
> (:>Does anyone own a Grizzly G1005 Mill/Drill?  I'd really like one of these
> (:>machines but would like more info on quality before I buy.
> (:>It looks virtually identical to the Jet JMD15.  The Grizz is $975 and the
> (:>Jet is $1329, both plus shipping.  Jet seems to have the best reputation
> (:>for service and such, but what would I really get for $350 more?  I can
> (:>buy a rotary table and vise for that.

> If you have the bucks, then seriously consider the bench knee mill as
> the Mill/Drills are not very good at heavy cutting. The round column
> is the mainb problem as it allows the end mill to chatter by
> springing.

> I have one of each and I can appreciate the difference. Escpecially if
> you are taking a light cut off the edge of a piece of say 3/4" thick
> material to true up the edge, On the Mill/Drill the end mill chatters
> badly, on the knee mill not at all. If on a strict budget then the
> Mill/Drill is adequate.

> Peter
> Nolan

Hey PNP,

Did you ever get that import lathe (Grizzly?) that you wrote about in
HSM
squared away. My subscription to HSM ended a while back. But I still
have some
of the back issues around that I re-read and when I get to yours I start
chuckling. I know its not nice to laugh at someone else's expense but
its funny.

tony

 
 
 

Mill/Drills

Post by Allen » Mon, 02 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> (:>Hi folks,
> (:>
> (:>Does anyone own a Grizzly G1005 Mill/Drill?  I'd really like one of these
> (:>machines but would like more info on quality before I buy.
> (:>It looks virtually identical to the Jet JMD15.  The Grizz is $975 and the
> (:>Jet is $1329, both plus shipping.  Jet seems to have the best reputation
> (:>for service and such, but what would I really get for $350 more?  I can
> (:>buy a rotary table and vise for that.

> If you have the bucks, then seriously consider the bench knee mill as
> the Mill/Drills are not very good at heavy cutting. The round column
> is the mainb problem as it allows the end mill to chatter by
> springing.

> I have one of each and I can appreciate the difference. Escpecially if
> you are taking a light cut off the edge of a piece of say 3/4" thick
> material to true up the edge, On the Mill/Drill the end mill chatters
> badly, on the knee mill not at all. If on a strict budget then the
> Mill/Drill is adequate.

> Peter
> Nolan Innovation Inc. in Arizona
> Home of the world's fastest IPSC holsters!
> Coming to a web site near you soon!
> Rubbing shoulders with the fastest and the best!

********************************************************
P. Nolan, I own the larger Grizzly Mill/Drill. I don't have the
chatter problems as indicated above. I've had no quality problems
with the machine. Mill/Drills in general, I believe, are about half
as rigid/strong as a full-sized Bridgeport.
Using a 1 inch endmill I normally hack off 0.050 per pass on a facing
operation using the Bridgeport at work.
0.025 per pass is what I safely take off using my mill/drill at home.
I think a small knee mill would be easier to use simply because you
wouldn't be moving the head up/down all the time like you do on a
mill/drill.
But what the heck, for the price, a mill/drill does do the job.

Allen