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My first milling machiene

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A machinist buddy of mine spotted a mill at auction and let me know so i could bid on it. I had very little money so i placed a 180$ max bid and walked away with a legun ft-1 knee mill 2hp i think? Quite rusty but serviceable. I only paid 115$ out the door moving the 2600lb beast was a trick but i got her home. 

Picture shows her partly torn down for cleaning the knee is a bit tight all the travels work spindle and quill are in great shape power feed works and so dose the dro with a bit of cleaning and a vsd to run the 3 phase i might get away with a 400$ mill 

du

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Lagun makes a good milling machine. I would lean towards a rotary convertor, and ran mine back home off a jack motor for years. Just another 3 phase motor that I wired through then to the mill motor.  Worked fine.

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I suppose it will come down to what i can afford as i am kinda broke.

i realise a rotary will give better power but a vfd is cheaper. It will come down to what i can find in the next month or two untill then she is a xxxx of a nice paperweaight. But it gives me time to paint her and fix the few problems i have.

du

 

 

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Incredible buy! 

Personally, I've not got space for milling machine, lathe or press, but maybe one day I'll score a deal that good.

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Pretty amazing. Which is to say, it's pretty, and it's amazing.

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3 phase motors are pretty cheap at commercial surplus sites, for example (setting filters and Glancing quickly at surplus site) 5hp, 3ph, $69. 25hp, 3php, $209. 

Frosty The Lucky.

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Will check  thanks for the  tip frosty

 

i think the motor is good i just need the 3phase to run it. 

 

I live in the boonies 2nd house from the end of the grid 

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