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george bullimore07/02/2020 15:31:34
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has anyone gone through the process of adapting a axminster mill to CNC?

Chris Evans 607/02/2020 15:48:23
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Not personally but my brother in law has.The result works well.

John Haine07/02/2020 16:29:19
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There is a YouTube video here...

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and here...

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Martin Connelly07/02/2020 17:46:57
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Please specify which model you are referring to. Axminster sell a large variety of milling machines.

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mgnbuk07/02/2020 17:57:37
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Please specify which model you are referring to.

Says SX4 in the thread title ?

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Martin Connelly07/02/2020 18:09:33
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So it does, silly me.

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Martin Connelly07/02/2020 19:13:30
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The Axminster SX4 is similar to the Grizzly G0720R so searching for that may give the information you are after, they probably sell more machines in the USA than Axminster do in the UK. Here is someone selling kits for converting it and there is a link to a PDF instruction manual on the page,

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Here is a YouTube video of a conversion.

Martin C

Video added

Edited By Martin Connelly on 07/02/2020 19:25:52

ron vale 117/12/2020 20:07:18
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Serious question

I have a WM16 Has any enterprising chap got around to supplying a kit that you just bolt on ( with you doing all the grindy bits, as well as all the electrics that you can just plug in without taking a Masters degree in Physics.

I donr mind getting to grips with the programming side, but all that soldering!!!!!!

Or has anyone made up a shopping list of all the bits ( i can farm out the sparky side of things!!

JasonB17/12/2020 20:17:26
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I've seen them for the WM18 but not the 16

ron vale 118/12/2020 12:03:55
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Jason

Any link so i can get an idea of what is involved please?

JasonB18/12/2020 12:14:04
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They seem to be ready to go mechanical bolt on kits with no other mods needed. Then you get the electronics kit etc.

Edited By JasonB on 18/12/2020 12:24:56

Martin Connelly18/12/2020 12:19:29
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This video shows the electrical/electronic requirements for a basic conversion of a lathe. As can be seen it is not a lot of wiring or parts. The requirements for a mill just have a third axis if you want XY and Z axis powered. You can buy these parts and experiment long before you get to the point of actually modifying a machine so you have some confidence with the process. Further items can be added later such as spindle indexing, home and limit switches, auto tool height setting.

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ron vale 118/12/2020 13:37:47
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Thanks will suggest that they start doing one for the WM16

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