Discussion on all milling machines vertical & horizontal, including but not limited to Bridgeports, Hardinge, South Bend, Clausing, Van Norman, including imports.
I finally got my X-axis installed on my mill. I had to modify supplied brackets and make new ones. I hooked it up temporarily with the display and it works as it should. Tomorrow I will begin installing the Y-axis which should go more smoothly now that I have the experience under my belt. The most time consuming thing was finding the right Imperial fasteners to substitute for the Metric ones supplied. If I had stayed with metric, I would have to buy metric drills and taps. So far, I find the DRO kit to be first class in every way. The installation on my mill is unique in that I don't have enough room at the rear of the table to mount the DRO, so I had to engineer a way to mount it on the front of the table and maintain the stops and locks also located there. When I am finished, I will take pictures and post them here. While installing the DRO, I got to appreciate the quality of the mill itself. It was made under the name "Select" and made in 1987 in Taiwan. All the ways are hand scrapped and bearings are either SKF,FAG or NSK.
Mr.Ron from South Mississippi