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Weight of Dore Westbury mill/drill

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Les g3xjw30/10/2020 17:55:56
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Hi guys,

Having just wrestled with my D-W mill I had to resort to splitting the head/motor and table/base lumps. It seemed heavier than my Myford S7, but memory of traumas soon fades.

Since it was a struggle for self and son I am interested in having some idea of the dead weight of the unit. I have scoured the interweb but nowhere is weight detailed; I have the full building manual but no joy there.

The mill is now sitting on the end of a Clarke/MM sheet-iron bench having bowed an MDF desk. Some years ago it sat quite happily on a Warco mini bench with thin-gauge dexion legs so now hoping for a stable installation.

I know this isn't in the league of the wondrous feats described by other machine movers but I am disappointed that the passage of time has removed me from the days when I would switch car engines in a trice.

Regards, Les

not done it yet30/10/2020 18:59:10
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Leslie,

If we knew the whereabouts of your residence (profile?) someone might offer a load cell for you to weigh it - if you could heave it by a pulley system or similar. Mine will weigh up to 250kg, so should be more than adequate.

Edited By not done it yet on 30/10/2020 19:01:52

Brian Wood30/10/2020 19:28:24
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Les,

It is a sad reflection on the passage of time I'm afraid. When I moved mine from the Yorkshire Dales to the current address near Thirsk I packed it and the other machines in crates I had made for the move.

I couldn't do it again now even if my life depended on it! At a guess I would suggest 150 kg all up

Regards Brian

Kettrinboy31/10/2020 15:08:28
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I would say my Mk1 weighs around 80/90 Kg all up , but as they are a simple machine to strip down to main components they are easier than most small mills to move around.

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regards Geoff

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