If you already own a vertical milling column (P/N 3050/3053, 3480/3485 or 3580/3585) for use with your lathe, but feel a sturdier base with a larger work area would be to your advantage, you may purchase the base of any of our vertical mills as an XY base. If necessary, your older vertical milling column can be returned to the factory to be remachined and used with an XY base rather than purchasing the entire vertical milling machine. (Call for price.) (Vertical milling columns made after 1995 do not need to be modified.) This combination saves you the amount of money included in the cost of the vertical mill for the column, but gives you the same machine less headstock and motor/speed control. XY bases have also found their way into the industrial market and are used in various manufacturing setups. Each of the three mills is available as an XY base.
Part numbers for the available bases are as follows:
P/N 5200 (Inch) or 5210 (Metric)—10" XY base from model 5000/5100 mill. Travel: X=9.0" (228 mm), Y=3.0" (76 mm)
P/N 5220 (Inch) or 5225 (Metric)—10" XY base with adjustable "zero" handwheels from model 5500/5510 mill. Travel: same as above
P/N 5401 (Inch) or 5411 (Metric)—12" deluxe XY base with adjustable "zero" handwheels and laser engraved table and base from model 5400/5410 deluxe mill. Travel: X=9.0" (228 mm), Y=5.0" (127 mm)
P/N 5600 (Inch) or 5610 (Metric)—14" deluxe base w/ adjustable "zero" handwheels and laser engraved table and base from the model 2000/2010 8-direction mill. Compatable with 3580/3585 column only. Travel: X=9.0" (228 mm), Y=7.0" (178 mm)
P/N 5801 (Inch) or 5811 (Metric) - 18" NexGen base. Travel: X=13.65″ (347 mm), Y=11.0″ (279 mm)
Compatability note: To adapt a mill column from a 5000/5400 series mill you will also need to purchase the rigid column upgrade. To adapt a mill column from a 2000 series mill you will also need to purchase a rigid column base.
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