About the Multi-Direction Vertical Milling Column
The 3580 (3585 metric) multi-direction vertical milling column provides all the movements of the Model 2000/2100 8-direction mill. The entire Z-axis column can be swung, rotated, tilted or moved in and out for machining or drilling from just about any angle. This CNC-ready version is fitted with a stepper motor mount and coupling ready for the installation of a NEMA 23 frame size stepper motor (not included). The mount includes two flanged ball bearings and a preload nut to eliminate end play. We recommend use of a dual shaft motor so that the handwheel (included) can be used for manual control for positioning or when CNC control is not needed.
At any time, you can purchase the new P/N 5600/5610 deluxe XY base, which has been designed to accept this special column. In doing so you have duplicated a model 2000/2010 mill while enjoying the cost savings of not purchasing a second headstock and motor unit. This incremental approach allows you to start machining now and add to your shop as your projects become more demanding or your budget allows.
New Feature! Vertical milling columns now include an oil reservoir on the saddle nut to keep the leadscrew lubricated.
This most economical way to get into milling. Most standard vertical milling operations can be performed with this attachment, with only size being the basic limitation. Conversion from the lathe to milling takes less than one minute. Almost all Sherline milling accessories may be used with the setup. At a later date, should you wish to upgrade to a complete vertical milling machine, the column will fit the Sherline XY bases (P/N 5200/5210, or 5401/5411). This offers a cost savings compared to purchasing a complete vertical milling machine, because you save the cost of a second headstock, motor and speed control.
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