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Thread: Greenwood Tools
17/04/2021 16:55:06

Thanks DC31k, I've checked the website but missed ( my age) the fact they are sandvic, manufactured which in theory solves all my problems

17/04/2021 12:54:30

Sad news indeed.

worryingly I recently purchased their improved version of the parting tool blade and insert.

Kit-qd.....I've tried contacting on eBay viz spare inserts...I'm just trying to locate the manufacturer which will enable me to buy spare inserts

Thread: Sx3 mill
07/08/2019 16:16:51

Just as a follow up. I had emailed arceurotrade with a question along the same lines. I received a call back from Ian ( very rapid response) how often do you get that kind of service from a supplier?) We had quite a long conversation Ian reiterated never use the emergency stop switch to stop the spindle ( unless of course in an emergency).

basically I can use either method. I think I'll adopt the ( probably old and nerd version) run the spindle speed down each time before pressing stop then run it up again to continue milling. Occasionally I may just push the stop button.

I'll just add I've only had the Mill operational for four days but find it excellent and arcs service unquestionably first class and I've got no axe to grind

07/08/2019 07:04:40

Hi Kerrin thanks for reply. I spent all my working life in electronics.i was just interested on how other users stopped their mills. Sounds a bit daft eh...oh well..I know I'm an old nerdie.i think even though it's a longer operation I prefer to reduce the spindle speed then press stop. I also have a wm16 and must admit I've never bothered about reducing the spindle speed on that or on a 250vf lathe. I'm pleased with the mill so was not complaining.thanks for your input

06/08/2019 21:13:13

Thanks Jason

06/08/2019 18:47:37

Thanks Jason. I've tried both methods both work fine of course. I.e. Reduce speed to nearly zero then stop. Then when required press start and increase speed. Also just pressed stop with spindle speed as set. I appreciate the electronics can handle the request was just interested in what was perceived to be the accepted method.

thanks again

06/08/2019 16:56:08

Hi I've recently bought an sx3 mill. I was pleased with the whole process of the purchase, delivery when promised and delivered very driver pushed mill into garage on palette truck all highly satisfactory. Bought the mill from arceurotrade so congrats to them.

lifted mill onto stand with engine crane no problem whatsoever. I just have a question for other seig sx3 owners. When initially pushing the start button the up arrow enables the final speed of the spindle to be achieved. I appreciate by pressing the stop button at the chosen speed next operation of the spindle resumes from that last speed. I can't quite make my mind up if it's best policy to reduce the spindle speed with the down arrow to its original low speed rpm before pressing stop..just wondered what other owners of the mill do

Thread: Supply of machines
15/06/2019 15:52:13
Posted by Mike guitar on 15/06/2019 12:07:08:
Posted by RMA on 15/06/2019 08:28:24:

I don't know what type of mill you're looking for or what budget you have set, but have a look at Excel Machines in Coventry. Great website and they do have a showroom. I bought a lathe from them in the mid 80's and it was fantastic value, terrific spec and quality.

For a company who seem to specialise in very large CNC machines, they always seem to cater for the likes of us as well. Worth a phone call to check stock levels. Good luck

Thanks Roma I've checked their site and some eye googling lovely machines. Unfortunately I think they may be out of my price range but thanks for your interest anyway.

sorry rma. Blooming spell checker made you Roma and I didn't notice

15/06/2019 12:07:08
Posted by RMA on 15/06/2019 08:28:24:

I don't know what type of mill you're looking for or what budget you have set, but have a look at Excel Machines in Coventry. Great website and they do have a showroom. I bought a lathe from them in the mid 80's and it was fantastic value, terrific spec and quality.

For a company who seem to specialise in very large CNC machines, they always seem to cater for the likes of us as well. Worth a phone call to check stock levels. Good luck

Thanks Roma I've checked their site and some eye googling lovely machines. Unfortunately I think they may be out of my price range but thanks for your interest anyway

15/06/2019 12:05:28
Posted by Hollowpoint on 15/06/2019 10:31:35:

I belive the vm30 doesn't have fine feed so be careful not to overlook that. Have you looked at the warco secondhand section? They nearly always have VMC Mills for sale.

Yes Hollowpoint thanks know about the fine feed. Have checked warco second hand section in fact is ve checked second hand listings everywhere. I did check on recommendation the Excel site but I think they may be just a little out of my price range. Suppose what they say about you pays your money is true

15/06/2019 12:02:29

Thanks again Jason yes thanks know about the quil feed. Was looking at quite a modern if that's the right word incarnation three pahse dual volts motor so I'd have to buy inverter too.

15/06/2019 09:29:22

Thanks again all for valued comments. I was thinking Small turret mill due to belt drive etc. Maybe second hand like the boxford vm30.

Ive already got a warco wm 16 which has served me well. Just wanted a larger machine with R8 . I can appreciate the problems with suppliers no of course sympathise. I was indeed looking at the Seig sx3 anyway thanks again for valued comments.

15/06/2019 07:53:19

Heck some really very interesting and astute replies thank you all. I was of the opinion that the cost of machinary would rise. I've been looking since early in the year and as I'm 74 now I'd really like to have made a purchase before I become a speck on an event horizon.

14/06/2019 22:49:22

Well done on that Henry. I quite like the look of the seig machines but was looking at non electronic control machines.heck I spent my life fixing electronics so I should have some idea if a boa d failed and assuming spares hard to come by. I just liked the idea of belt drive. I've not seen the Axminster seig but have checked arceurotrade youtube video and they do look nice.. I think the machines I'm looking at are distributed by Weiss in China

14/06/2019 21:29:16

Oh I know Hollowpoint. I'm also concerned re the spares situation in the future. I can understand the situation the suppliers must be in and things are out of their control well so it seems anyway.

14/06/2019 21:25:10

If I could easily get a Bridgeport in my garage I'd get one . Just to large I'm afraid

14/06/2019 21:23:20

Actually one of the machines I was looking at is out of stock at Chester I've heard that Jimmy but I've been looking/ researching for longer than that. Maybe I'm worrying if that's the right word un necessararly.

14/06/2019 21:06:04

Hi all. I'm looking to buy another milling machine.ive been looking for several months.ive noticed that all of the UK distributors of Chineese machines are either low on stock or out of stock.

I read that the Chineese government are clamping down on their manufacturing from a pollution view. Does this explain the situation.i have made enquiries with several of the suppliers and I can understand their position in not really answering my enquiries.

I'm not including arceurotrade in this research as I believe they have adequate stock. I'm not casting aspersions on any one direction just genuinely concerned

Thread: WARCO WM-250 lathe family and WM16 mill - 001
19/09/2015 20:26:04

THanks Jason, I'm a little careless re keeping my manuals where I can easily find them,, I'm on the case and will post details soon

18/09/2015 06:58:54

Very interesting thread, I have the 250 -vf version, nothing wrong with the bearings yet and I'm hoping long while before that occurs , are Warco not able to help regarding bearing supply or aren't they as helpful as Ketan?

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