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Which Mill to choose for ISO 50 tooling

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Andrew Tinsley31/10/2016 21:00:26
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I have had to get rid of my full size Italian Mill because I could no longer pick up the horizontal head or the interchangeable vertical head, because of a muscle wasting disease.

I am now looking for a smaller mill, however I have a huge amount of ISO 50 tooling and I would like to use this on a replacement mill. Am I right in assuming that there is little chance of finding a smaller mill that will take ISO tooling?

Hopefully I am wrong, if so, any suggestions of a mill that will take the ISO tooling?



Chris Evans 631/10/2016 21:19:51
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Even substantial mills rarely use 50int a VMC 1000 Bridgeport CNC mill was only 40 int. Unfortunately 50 int tooling is not worth the money that it used to be due to the cheaper imported stuff on the market. You may have to bite the bullet and move on to a smaller scale mill.

Neil Wyatt31/10/2016 21:47:01
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Perhaps the person who bought the mill will make a good offer for the tooling?

Or you could try and find someone interested in doing a swap

Andrew Tinsley02/11/2016 15:20:00
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Thank you gentlemen!

I thought I was flogging a dead horse, so I will dispose of the tooling, it is just cluttering up my cupboards!


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