Grizzly G0759 - Mill/Drill with Stand and DRO
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- Motor: 1 HP, 110V, 12A, single-phase
- Spindle taper: R-8
- Spindle travel: 2"
- T-slots: 3 @ 2-1/2" centers, 7/16" wide
- Head travel: 11"
- Head tilt: 90° left & right
- Max. distance spindle to table: 13"
- Swing: 15"
- Table travel (longitudinal): 18-7/8"
- Table travel (cross): 5-1/2"
- Table size: 7-1/16" x 26-5/8"
- Spindle speed: 50–2250 RPM
- 3-Axis DRO
- Approximate shipping weight: 392 lbs.
- Dovetail column
- Safety shut off switch
- DRO on spindle
- Fine feed head control
- 2-Speed gearbox
- Clear guard on spindle
- Rubber chip guards on ways
- Zero setting dials
- Dials read inches
- Forward/Reverse switch
- Floor-to-table height: 37-1/2"
- Stand footprint: 15-3/4" x 16-1/2"
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24 Customer Reviews (4.9 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review
I received mine in good condition a few weeks ago. Well crated and in good shape. It's heavy for its size so anticipate using an engine lift or fork lift. Hand lifting is a fools errand. The stand has a 4 hole chip catcher that must be aligned with the mounting bolts. It's slippery and hard to keep in place so I used two side bolts to keep everything aligned, slid the mill into place then set other two bolts, no problem.
The stand is low for me. It's a "bench top" lathe but the stand is much lower, may have to elevate.
The DRO is much more than a readout, it's a full on machining computer. It figures out circular hole patterns, slant and rounded corner profiles, compensates for tool diameters and lots of other stuff. It'll take a while for me to figure it all out.
The actions are smooth and solid, the backlash is minimal.
All in all, I'm very pleased with my new mill.
Purchased the G0759 about a month ago and am very pleased. It is a great price for a mill with DRO and replaces an older Austrian mill without a DRO. Be aware that it is no small task to lift the mill onto the stand and be sure that the stand is where you want it before mating the two.
I've owned the mill for a couple months now, very happy with it. Only problem I had was with the shipping crate. Someone's effort to save money and time and only using three of the four holes to bolt the machine down to the pallet inside the crate, caused a bit of Havoc when that one Bolt wasn't enough to hold the mill during the normal rocking and swaying of overseas shipping.
Now because we only have one bolt on one side, I assume the wooden pallet flexed, causing that bolts head to slip out of the slot. This caused the mill to bounce around in the crate, the bolts head now scratched the heck out the paint becuse its now outside of the base and not in the slot. Also one of the crank handles to get bent. Fortunately that handle was the one to be removed for the power feed installation. Now the power feed installation was simple, the only problem was that a bracket needed to be fabricated on site, this wasn't mentioned in the instructions. The bracket is for the dro glass scale cover.
So just because someone in the factory had the bright idea of saving a little money on One Bolt and its installation, I have a scratched up mill base and a bent crank handle.
The pictures included show the before and after of the fabrication of the bracket.
I am very pleased with this mill/drill. It is a solid unit - sturdy and well-made. I work with aluminum only, and it does everything I need for milling and drilling. I really like the 3-axis DRO. It's great that it is already mounted on the unit, so no assembly required.
My only complaint is about the supplied chuck - it will not grab anything smaller than a #32 drill bit (.116").
I purchased this mill about one year ago. It is a good mill for the price and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a small mill. The column heights is a limiting factor if you are using a large vice or a rotory table with a chuck. This can be overcome by moving along the X axis in order to change tools; with the DRO it easy to return to the same location (XYZ). So far I do not have any complains and will eventually convert it into a CNC machine.
Residential freight has always been an issue for me- many online retailers go with the cheapest option- which usually stinks. Between Grizzly and the carrier- my machine came exactly when it was supposed to, well crated, and without damage. Setup took a friend (heavy) but was straightforward. My mill came pretty well trammed in, only off by a couple thousandths here and there. If you are shopping for a "home gamer" mill, this is the one and probably why you are here reading this. Do it!
I bought this about a month ago and was very impressed when it arrived. It was easy to set up and I was super impressed with the DRO readout. The unit is well made and easy to get used to. My overall opinion is the unit is well worth the price and I would recommend it to anyone
Had some serious run out on the chuck.. bought an integrated R8 Jacobs chuck and now it runs perfectly.
I bought this mill to place next to my 3 axis CNC mill for basic operations. I can't believe how accurate it is. I highly recommend this mill. I also recommend getting it with the DRO.
Seriously, where has this machine been all my life. This is such a joy to use. I tested the table for accuracy and was blown away at the tolerance. I'm sure there are better machines out there for more money, but the value Grizzly has packed into this combination is exceptional. Grizzly has wonderful customer service and delivery was set up and handled absolutely flawlessly. It was shipped with lots of care and there was not a scratch to be found anywhere on the product. This machine has all the power a home hobbyist like me could want, and the DRO makes it very practical and simplifies multiple operations or fabrications. Although this is not a toy, it sure is a kick in the pants to use. Even during the week, when I'm working, I pop into the garage just to look at it (is that weird?). Anyway, buy this thing... you'll be glad you did.
Excellent machine, exactly as described, for the money a great product with good features. Robust and strong for the machine will be a good addition to my shop and will be upgrading it to a cnc mill power version soon. Cheers Grizzly will be purchasing more in the future.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS MACHINE!!! The DRO makes everything even more simple!!! I should take a star off for Grizzly messing up my shipping instructions(I had to order the mill separate from the lathe. I purchased the lathe the next day, and they didn't hold the mill till the lathe shipped. It could of cost me a lot to hire 2 sets of movers, but luckily UPS saved the day), but in the end, it all worked out perfect.
Well made product.. My floor wasn't level so I had to purchase levelers for it, but once I got those on and got everything set up, it is very stable. Getting the beast down stairs was a challenge. Make sure you have friends around and equipment to help move it.
I carefully set this mill level and true with starrett 98's and made myself a bracket to tie the top of the column back to the wall. Since then I have logged hundreds of hours milling out everything from billet aluminum to hardened drill stock with zero issues. This little mill is a work horse!
Havent actually used my mill yet,(gotta get some tooling),but seems very well made.
I've owned this machine for over 1 year and overall I'm happy with it. Initial set up was fairly simple and mostly involved cleaning up the rust preventative and dialing in the head (more on this later). This mill comes with the "3 bolt modification" already performed on the head.
I had purchased the power feed unit and installed it right away. The only issue was that I had to modify the small bracket that holds DRO cover. It's nice to have a rapid traverse.
The initial jobs I performed with the machine were very simple and did not immediately highlight a problem with the head and column. I made an assumption that the column would be square to the table both in the X and Y directions. It was not. I found that I could not square up a block of aluminum. Over a 2" distance the block was nearly 0.005" out of square in the Y direction. I removed the head and found nothing obviously amiss, however there were quite a few sharp edges on the vertical slide primarily on the edges of the slots where the hold down bolts pass through. I removed the sharp edges with an old honing stone. After reassembly and making a test cut, there was no change.
At this point I began to carefully examine the squareness of the column. What I found was that it was out in both the X and Y directions. To align the column, I removed the head to make it easier to crank the slide up and down. Using a machinist square and loosening the 4 bolts at the base of the column I found it very difficult to get consistent readings in the X direction. Something was still not right. It turns out that the gib on the vertical slide could not be adjusted properly for two reasons. The first were some burrs on the gib itself, and the second, it was about 1/2" too long. Having fixed both of these issues the column adjusted as one would expect. After reassembly and tramming in the head there was still some out of squareness in the Y direction. I thought I was going to have to make some shims, but re-tightening the 4 bolts brought the column in square. The table has a bit of a dip in the center which makes tramming interesting but the machine will cut squarely. It is also important to note that the column on this machine is not super rigid (though adequate for the size of the machine) and when making adjustments in the Y direction, the weight of the head needs to be on the column.
There was one other issue with the column. The top portion of the dovetail on the right side was not scraped very well and there are tool marks on the dovetail. This is at the extreme upper limit of the travel and I left it alone, but it does bind when the gib is properly adjusted. At some point it will need to be scraped in.
Having made these adjustments, the mill machines very nice for it's size and I'm quite happy with it. The issues with the gib on the vertical slide were not expected, but the problems were in my favor, meaning I didn't need to order a new part to repair it. I did not contact Grizzly support since the machine was out of warranty by the time I discovered it and I really didn't think there was much they could do over the phone/email for these problems. I have contacted them about other issues and they respond promptly.
It was a bit of work to get the machine to mill properly, but it was worth the effort and I like using it.