Grizzly G0722 - Milling Machine with Power Feed
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For a bench-top milling machine I really do like this machine. I have had this machine for several years now and it has performed flawlessly and done everything I have asked it to do and it gets used all the time. I build miniature engines and do light gunsmith work. The X axis power feed works OK as long as I keep everything lubricated and it doesn't get to cold in the garage. I added a DroPro EL700 magnetic 4 axis DRO and removed the and removed the spindle readout the machine came with and installed my own fourth axis magnetic scale in it's place then i can combine the Z and spindle into one readout (3 axis) but can go back 4 axis depending on my job.
I just recently purchased the spindle brake and it was another great update for this machine and helps speed up tool changes. I would highly recommend this mill to anyone who is looking for an entry-level mill or someone that does a lot of work on a regular basis. I will say that if you are a home shop make sure you have a way to unload and move it around it's not a light machine and could be hard to set up without an over head crane on high-lift hydraulic motor lift of some kind.
This machine has nice size table and plenty of travel on both the X and Y axis and nice distance between the table and quill that allows easy asses to change out tooling with out removing work from the table or machine vise. I started my home machine shop with a 3900 HiTorque bench top Mini Mill with power feed X axis it's a nice machine but wasn't big enough for the work that I have been doing plus I have a 1939 Southbend shop lathe that works great but also just a little small for the work i'm doing and will be my next upgrade.