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    Default I got a Beaver milling machine

    Well I saw this one on ebay and thought it looked like a good deal. I got everthing for $1,000. It's a Beaver Mk 2 I think. The taper should be NT 40. The guy said if i came to get it and didn't like it I didn't have to take it.
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    sweet some day i hope my jet bench mill will grow up in to a knee mill

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    Looks cool to me !!!
    Std 40 taper tooling is very popular these days. It is superior to R-8 taper IMHO. I notice the box of tooling includes lots of tool holders, a mic boring head, and a Jacobs chuck. When drilling with the mill be sure to place a thick board over the table !!!!!! The same deal when plunging with an end mill into work.

    You may want to get a 6 to 8 inch mill vise and a tie-down kit soon. I like having a pair of matching smaller vices to grab long work. A tilting vice is very handy for angle cuts. Look for deals on used tooling and save the big bux. Reground endmills are a savings for the home-shop machinist especially US-made cutters. Local deals are best !! Look for a shop manual for your mill so you can find all the lube points and peculiarities for the machine. The seller may have been the original buyer and still have the manual(s). Ozark Wood-worker on ebay does repro manuals of machinery. There may even be a Yahoo group for this mill !!!

    What is the HP rating and table size of your mill ???

    Thanks for sharing the pics.

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    That looks great! You'll be glad you held out.

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    Cool I was hoping i didn't get ripped off. Yeah i can't tell what all the tools are so if you guys can tell let me know. This site has some info that is close to my machine. Check out the attachment that makes it into a horizontal mill wish i could get one of those. Page Title

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    WOW, What a great deal for you to start with! When moving it, make sure they let you take the forklift with to unload it!

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    yeah if it doesnt have a lot of play in it .... you cant get hurt with that money.
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    You found a nice one at a very good price.
    If you think you'll have a use for that horizonal adapter thing, just watch Ebay & whatever forums and one will turn up sooner or later.
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    Thanks guys, the seller said he would load it for free. But a forklift would be great to unload it. I'm thinking about using a pallet jack. Has anybody used a pallet jack for a mill?

    Coils I don't know if i would use that very often but I thought it looked like a cool idea and if i see one I'm going to try to get it.

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    You might see if you can work a deal with a local tow company or some one with a tractor/bobcat.

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