Milling Machine Power Feed

Topics include, Machine Tools & Tooling, Precision Measuring, Materials and their Properties, Electrical discussions related to machine tools, setups, fixtures and jigs and other general discussion related to amateur machining.

Moderators: Harold_V, websterz, GlennW

Post Reply
Sandman north
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:02 pm
Location: Parry Sound Ont

Milling Machine Power Feed

Post by Sandman north » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:26 am

I have a 1976 Craft x mill drill 30
craft x.PNG
and would like a (x axis) power feed, busy bee want lots of $$$$ for there power feed $600.00
I do not use the machine much. I see Amazon has many to choose from for less money. $200.00

Has any one done this and what model of power feed did they use?

Thanks in advance

Sandman
Top

Inspector
Posts: 635
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:25 am
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Re: Milling Machine Power Feed

Post by Inspector » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:34 am

The ones Busy Bee have, at least the ones I found, are for Bridgeport type machines. It won't fit your mill drill. You need to find one like this that clamps on the end of the table. https://www.shars.com/products/machiner ... et-machine. Grizzly have some but the price can still cause a nosebleed.

Pete

whateg0
Posts: 797
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:54 pm
Location: Wichita, KS

Re: Milling Machine Power Feed

Post by whateg0 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:27 pm

Many have made their own power feed for small mills with window motors.

Dave

pete
Posts: 1826
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:04 am

Re: Milling Machine Power Feed

Post by pete » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:14 pm

Yep for other than Bridgeport's or there clones where it's a simple bolt on your stuck with what I think are far too high prices for what they are on the RF type mills. If I was going to make one? I'd start here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2YGstZ5lrg and watch the full build series.

armscor 1
Posts: 130
Joined: Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:12 am

Re: Milling Machine Power Feed

Post by armscor 1 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:17 am

Power feed on my Mill Drill, model SLGS purchased on Ebay, very happy with it.
The original power feed on the mill was too slow in rapid mode and retired it to my home made welding positioner.
Attachments
20200217_170405.jpg
20200217_170417.jpg

drmico60
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:05 am
Location: United Kingdom
Contact:

Re: Milling Machine Power Feed

Post by drmico60 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:07 am

I have made a power feed for my small milling machine which looks very similar to yours, see:
http://mikesworkshop.weebly.com/mill-power-feed.html
Mike

Post Reply