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G0704 7" x 27" 1 HP Mill Drill with Stand

America's most popular Mill Drill.

The G0704 7" x 27" 1 HP Mill Drill with Stand can be easily operated by those just learning to mill and is also great as a dedicated, single-purpose machine in a professional shop. It is an excellent value and has some of the same features found on much larger mill drills. That’s why it is the best-selling Mill Drill in the country!

The variable speed 1 HP motor powers the R-8 spindle from 50-1125 RPM in low and 100-2250 RPM in high. Spindle RPM can be monitored on the convenient digital readout. A clear chip guard on the spindle keeps debris from flying at the operator.

The G0704 has a large 7-1/16" x 26-5/8" table that can be moved by handwheels in both the longitudinal and cross directions. Both feed directions can be locked by table lock levers.

The G0704 also features tapered gibs with double locks which adds accuracy and rigidity, a dovetail column; and it comes with its own stand.

Like all Grizzly mill drills, the G0704 comes with a 1-year warranty which covers parts and assures the unit is free from factory defects. (Consumables are not covered by the warranty.)

The G0704 manual was written by our U.S. based Technical Documentation Department and is packed with useful information. The complete and easy to read manual makes it easier to assemble and maintain your mill drill.

The Grizzly Customer Service and Technical Support Teams are U.S. based. Parts and accessories for the mill drill are available on-line and shipped from the Grizzly parts warehouse in Springfield, MO.

Made in an ISO 9001 factory


  • Motor: 1 HP, 110V, single-phase, 12A
  • Spindle travel: 2"
  • Swing: 15"
  • Max. distance spindle to table: 13"
  • Table travel (longitudinal): 18-7/8"
  • Table travel (cross): 6-7/8"
  • Vertical head travel: 11"
  • Head tilt: 90° L/R
  • Table size: 7-1/16" x 26-5/8"
  • T-slots: 3 @ 2-1/2" centers, 7/16" wide
  • Spindle taper: R-8
  • Spindle speed: Variable, 50-1125 RPM low, 100-2250 high
  • Stand footprint: 15-3/4" x 16-1/2"
  • Approximate shipping weight: 372 lbs.


  • Spindle RPM DRO
  • Spindle depth display
  • Fine feed head control
  • 2-Speed gearbox
  • Clear guard on spindle
  • Cast-iron dovetail column
  • Rubber chip guards on ways
  • Zero setting dials
  • Dials read inches
  • Forward/reverse switch
  • Start/emergency stop buttons

70 Customer Reviews(4.8 out of 5 stars): Sign in to write a review

Anonymous Reviewer
09/10/2020 12:41:33 PM

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09/02/2020 1:08:01 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
08/10/2020 1:37:34 PM

Big jump from milling in the lathe. Excellent when having the right expectations. Just begun to scratch the surface of what can be done. Id recommend the model with the DRO and adding power-feed for those long cuts.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great machine 05/12/2020 3:56:35 AM

I purchased this a month or so ago.. it is doing exactly as I had hoped and am very pleased with it. Tho no fault of this excellent machine the battery was dead when it arrived. I would place that on the inspector. I will be looking to purchase other tools in the future. Thanks for a excellent machine.

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Satisfied Customer 04/23/2020 1:38:02 PM

Shipping was fast, ordered Sunday, shipped Tuesday, had it Friday. Crating was good, machine arrived in perfect condition with everything. Clean up was easy, everything was well covered with rust preventative, but not excessively so. After un-crating I carefully tipped the machine back onto the column (with blocking/padding), bolted the stand to the machine, tipped it back upright on the stand, and walked it into position. You'll need a couple of people to help if you use this method of assembly.
I'm a wood pattern maker, not a machinist by any means, but I've used Bridgeports extensively in my 45 year career. This is a nice machine, especially for the price, it's not a Bridgeport but I wasn't expecting one. So far I've milled and drilled/tapped both cast iron and aluminum with no issues, .005 to.010 cuts, machine in low range. Don't be a butthead and hog material if you want the drive gears to last. I've added a two axis DRO, fabricated all the mounting brackets.
I've had the machine a month at this writing, and have had one issue; After about two weeks of use the pinion gears for the column lead screw started slipping, inspection revealed that the nut/lock nut that holds the lead screw up in position had loosened, allowing the lead screw to drop. I raised the lead screw back into position with a small pry bar and retightened the nut and lock nut. During inspection for the problem I removed the column hand wheel/pinion gear assembly from the column, and I'm glad I did, there was barely any grease on the lead screw pinion gear, and no grease on the hand wheel pinion gear. You can bet it's greased well, now. Of course I also lubed the lead screw bearing and lead screw before reassembly. If you buy, one do yourself a favor and check those pinion gears for grease during initial set up/lubrication.
Despite that one glitch I'm very happy with this machine, well worth the money, 5 stars. With proper care my kids should be hauling this out of the basement after I'm dead. I'd recommend it, and Grizzly was great to work with.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/18/2020 12:35:04 AM

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William S
Great product better then expected!!!!! 03/12/2020 3:28:56 PM

I have been using for a few weeks now. Set up spindle tram And table and such and all was very close to start with. Then made a spindle tram and rechecked spindle tram and was able to set perfectly.

Paul P
11/29/2019 12:50:52 PM

Finally got all the bits, Mill's etc I needed to start working . It works great. Plenty of power and adjustment.

Only issue I experienced was the head was around 0.30" off center. Simple adjustment to tram it back to 0.0

Anonymous Reviewer
10/10/2019 12:35:24 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Very nice machine 09/16/2019 10:10:32 PM

I purchased the machine and love the quality and ease of setup. Everything is as described and move. Very very nice machine..

Anonymous Reviewer
06/03/2019 3:03:20 AM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Just getting acquainted 02/08/2019 4:11:57 PM

Setup complete, basic 1/2" end mill project finished.
Over all, very nice.
The digital quill travel readout is canted downward slightly, no back lighting.
Makes it awkward to read. I used the manual readout ring on the quill handle after
making a new zero mark at 9:00 o'clock. Worked fine. ( old guys rule ).

My machine has covered ports on the side and rear of the column cover. For lubrication? New feature?
Also, the catalog and website suggest the table slots are 7/16" wide, and recommend a clamping kit
with 7/16" t-nuts. ( bought it ). The table slots measure 1/2". New feature?
Sorry for not including serial number, frosty outside, shop is freezing cold, ain't goin' out there.
After using the G0704 awhile, I understand why Grizzly offers a Power Up / Down accessory.
My right arm is huge! Like the old Harley rider with a big right leg for the kick starter.
But...I digress.
I may do this again in a month or two after putting the machine through its paces.

Gary John Michael Patrick Aloysius Madasy Goven
Esquire Darlin' III
Master Mechanic
Gear Specialist

Anonymous Reviewer
01/17/2019 6:08:24 AM

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joseph R
great machine for price.... 12/27/2018 2:07:40 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
12/20/2018 1:05:28 PM

I spent consider time reviewing the manufacturers options for a Vertical Miller. I have selected and at this point I have used the Grizzly GO704 and it has surpassed my expeditions of a Miller for ease of use and accuracy in the price range. I am totally happy with the purchase and would recommend anyone looking for a quality Miller to look at the GO704. I also equipped the Miller with your milling vise G7156 and it performs and fits perfectly. Thank you from a happy customer.

Heath T
Ok product of the price 10/18/2018 11:43:35 PM

I am a machinist by trade Ibought this mill in May of 2018 I have had a few problems With it. The plastic intermediate gears keeps burning up. One of the tech I believe Joel was his name told me that .025 was to big of a cut with a 1 inch face mill. He said can't take any more than .003 per cut on a face cut. The plastic gears only mesh 50% this is why they burn up. Thankfully they have sent the gears to me free of charge however, 003 per face cut seems a little ridiculous to me. So if you want a mill that takes 30 cuts to take .09 then this machine would be for you. I believe if the gears meshed properly it wouldn't have trouble. All the other functions are decent with the mill. Customer services are mostly friendly with averaging two weeks for parts. Thank you for your time.

Scott K
Solid little mill 09/09/2018 11:23:13 AM

Nice little mill. Not a big fan of the bit release system but that's a small thing. All and all worth the money.

Just like the pictures 08/04/2018 9:31:02 PM

I love the mill. Although its a little small and top heavy on the stand. I suggest you bolt it to concrete for stability. Great buy for the buck.

Anonymous Reviewer
Worth every penny! 07/16/2018 1:26:05 PM

The only complaint I have about my purchase is I didn't purchase a DRO or power feed in the beginning . I have operated this mill for 2 years now with ZERO issues and I couldn't be happier. From tapping 2-56 threads to face milling heavy passes with a 3" cutter this machine can handle just about anything you throw at it.

06/18/2018 2:07:00 PM

Great machine, has enough power for what I need. Staff was very helpful when I had some questions prior to purchse.

James S
G0704 mill 06/09/2018 12:18:05 PM

I purchased it around 4- 6 weeks ago and I am very pleased with it. Grizzly is a excellent company to do business with. Shipping is unreal it is so fast. They have my business and highly recommend them!

Anonymous Reviewer
Good mill with a few caveats 06/04/2018 8:14:09 PM

I've had this mill for about a month now. Overall it is pretty good. I've taken some fairly heavy cuts while in the low setting without stalling out the motor and the machine is quite rigid for non-interrupted milling cuts and drilling. As other have stated though, when you first get it you will need to clean the machine up and re-grease a lot of the components, such as the ways and lead screws. There is a light oil, but I would advise lubricating all friction surfaces with moly grease. As for actual specs, there is about .006 backlash on all lead screws, which is fine. The great thing about this machine though is that spindle runout is ZERO. I measured it with a test dial indicator, and literally could not see the needle move whatsoever. I do have one problem though that prevents me from giving it a 5 and almost made me give it a 3 - the elevation bevel gear that moves the head up and down nearly stripped out with two weeks of use. The brass gear moved back on its shaft going to the hand wheel and ceased to engage the bevel gear on the vertical leadscrew. Upon closer inspection, the gear is only held on by friction, which is apparently not enough. I managed to use a pry bar to move the gear back out again and plan on shimming it so that it cannot move backward again, but a machine of this cost should not have a design flaw like this. Other than that, this is a great hobby machine or for the upcoming small business.

Anonymous Reviewer
Excellent Mill for the price! 06/03/2018 5:13:26 PM

I bought this mill for my son who uses it incessantly. This is an excellent little mill for small steel parts or medium aluminum parts. The only caveat I have is because of the size/power of the mill you cannot take heavy passes like you may be used to taking with for example Bridgeport or other heavy knee mills and proper feeds/speeds on this little machine are absolutely critical. Further you will not have anywhere near the Z travel you have on larger mills. Apart from that this is an excellent mill for the price and is easily adaptable to CNC.

Anonymous Reviewer
Good product-performance is as hoped for 05/23/2018 4:04:27 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
05/03/2018 11:00:25 AM

Wonderful small mill. It is not a bridgeport for sure but for its intended uses it is perfect.

dan B
05/03/2018 2:37:17 AM

Well made milling machine .It has a nice paint finish and very sturdy built.This mill holds tolerances very well and i am very pleased with it.Fast shipping and well packed.The only thing i would like changed is instead of a gear drive it would have a belt drive.Other than that its a great home shop milling machine.

Bruce R
Outstanding item 05/02/2018 4:10:13 PM

I bought this to use in my customiziation of firearms. I am making a pistol from a block of aluminum. This mill is so easy to use and accurate in cutting.

Anonymous Reviewer
04/27/2018 8:56:48 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Best in its class ! 04/22/2018 5:40:56 PM

I checked all the mills in its class.
I don't believe I could have done any better for the price.
It does every thing that I need it to do!!

Anonymous Reviewer
Mavy broke bearing 04/07/2018 12:45:40 AM

In low speed its sound so bad mavy a crank bearing or something like that im waiting waranty call to resolve this issue

Dennis D
01/03/2018 8:17:58 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Fantastic Mill for the garage shop! 12/21/2017 4:54:34 PM

I have owned this machine for 2 years and have completed many projects with it. This has been a great purchase and complements the G0765 lathe. Having the mill and the lathe has been a problem solver. The G0704 Mill is and has been a good machine. Since it has the R8 taper spindle you can use a wide variety of tooling out there. I have and used a 2" Boring Head, a 7 peice set of R8 End mill holders. I have used the end mill bits extensively on this machine with no issues. It's a 300 lb machine not a 800 to 2,000 lb brute so I take smaller cuts to minimize flex and turn out great parts with high tight tolerances. Also I used this mill to notch up to 2 1/2" pipe so far with the addition of 4" V blocks. So in two years I have notched steel pipe, bore holes, shaped steel parts with end mill bits and drilled numerous holes, all steel! I had one issue MY FAULT, I had a coupon from a steel pipe hit the clamped work peice and stop the spindle at 400 RPMs stripping a gear. I ordered it from grizzly and in 3 days latter it showed up on my door srep and I installed it. This time I purchased the correct bit for the job and had no issue. Grizzly customer service was and is top notch, they will work with you so my hats off to the customer service department !

Anonymous Reviewer
Good 11/26/2017 8:52:37 AM

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11/25/2017 11:46:16 PM

Works great for the operations that I purchased it for. Very happy with performance.

Anonymous Reviewer
11/12/2017 1:52:18 PM

Spindle DRO didn't work but replacement part came in three days. Good service. I'm happy.

Anonymous Reviewer
Oh Yeah-! 11/09/2017 1:51:22 AM

Very happy to say the least after having spent time completing two projects. Having owned a smaller mill/drill, thought I knew about what to expect, but was I ever wrong. This one is exactly what I wanted and hoped for in a larger bench top machine. Researched for several weeks and posted on numerous forums asking for feedback as these types of reviews can be misleading but I received numerous positive responses on this particular machine and guess what... they were spot on. Having spent several hours with it, I can say without a doubt that its money well spent. Very sturdy and easy to setup. My first cuts were on aluminum with a 3" indexible surface mill. Ran on the lowest gear but at the highest motor speed to eliminate lugging and it instantly proved to be a stud. Next were with everything from 1/2" Hoggers to standard 2 and 4 flute end mills. Learned quickly to appreciate the digital depth reading as well as the digital speed read out. Its heavy for a drill/mill and we had to remove the base with the four Allen bolts to get it situated and then reassembled. Squaring up was a simple process and and I'm already planning my next projects. For a hobbyist, you'll appreciate this machine as it will allow you to learn and grow in the hobby. Enjoy, JR.

Anonymous Reviewer
10/27/2017 9:07:22 PM

Nice machine. Pleased with its operation, but have been waiting over a month and a half for the hold downs for the table. I ordered a set, but they still havent arrived. All the other accessories arrived timely and am pleased with them.

Anonymous Reviewer
Not so great 10/25/2017 8:06:27 PM

I am very disappointed with this machine. In the past I have owned numerous Grizzly woodworking tools. 10" Table saw. 15" Planer. 14" Band saw. Shaper. Jointer. Combination belt and disc sander. Scroll saw. Dust collector. Not once did I have any reason to be disappointed. They were all excellent tools. Unfortunately I can't say the same for this mill drill. The mounting holes in the cabinet are not in the proper location causing the left side of the mill to be further forward than the right side. I reported this to your customer service the response I received was to return the cabinet and I would be sent a replacement. That brings up the question, what do I do with mill while I'm wait for a replacement cabinet? I suppose I could sit on the floor to use it. I had to freeze the spindle for 2 days before it would stay in place. Yesterday one of the handles for the table lock came off in my hand. This is not the quality I have come to expect from Grizzly. This is the sort of quality I would expect from Harbor Freight or an eBay lowest price mill.

Corbett B
Great piece of equipment. 10/19/2017 11:45:18 AM

This machine did exactly what I needed it for. Worked great.

Anonymous Reviewer
09/15/2017 2:37:55 PM

It is performing better than we had planned. Considering adding another one just like it to help with production.

Richard C
08/16/2017 11:45:41 AM

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Steve T
Great product and value 08/16/2017 1:31:41 AM

Bought this mill based on good written and YouTube reviews. The machine seems to have plenty of capabilities for a home shop. While it's no Bridgeport, what I liked was the size/weight and spare parts availability. The first one showed up damaged and was refused. I called Grizzly immediately. They were very apologetic and had a replacement shipped out 3 days later. I couldn't be happier with the purchase.

Anonymous Reviewer
08/11/2017 11:24:41 PM

The mill arrived on schedule and was well packaged. Most of the accessories that I ordered arrived a couple of days before the mill but there's still a couple of items on BO. I got the mill set up and have made a couple of trial cut's and everything work as it should. Very little backlash on all axis. I checked the tramming of the head and it's off slightly, I just need to loosen the bolts and adjust it, hopefully this weekend. I installed the X axis power feed and that's been working fine also. I only gave 4 stars since I haven't had time to really get into making parts yet.

Chad B
08/10/2017 12:42:41 AM

Had a broken fuse holder when received but was quickly handled and replacement parts were sent out. Over all a good product for the price! Satisfied customer.

Anonymous Reviewer
07/27/2017 12:57:14 AM

So far very happy with it, but wish it had a spindle lock.

Anonymous Reviewer
07/16/2017 9:20:21 PM

I have been looking at this unit for a couple of years now. Favorable Paypal financing allowed me to proceed with the purchase. This unit is perfect for the odd jobs that come up around the house & in the garage. I set it up with a 3" vise & have done a couple of dozen projects already.

I am so glad I finally bit the bullet and got one!!

Anonymous Reviewer
06/17/2017 12:37:48 AM

I purchased this mill to replace a larger round column mil/drill due to downsizing my shop. While the G0704 may not have as much horsepower as my former mill drill it is, by far, a much better machine for my situation. So far, the G0704 has performed flawlessly. For a gear driven head, I find it very quiet and smooth running. All three axis (X, Y, and Z) travel smoothly. I do recommend a DRO at least for the X & Y axis and Id be confident that this mill would fulfill most home shop machinist needs.

Glen R
Getting Started 06/09/2017 3:20:54 AM

Capable of more than my abilities right now and its been a steep learning curve with no formal education, thank God for the internet & Youtube. Its a good addition for my home shop but I think it has Cottage Industry Production, educational and R&D laboratory applications. Just a decade ago if you wanted a home garage shop sized milling machine the only option was to pick up a 7 volume Series of David J. Gingery's books: Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap and build it all yourself. Now you don't need to do that and at price ranges well within striking distance of the common man or woman of modest means, just give up eating out or fast foods, cook at home, give up cigarettes & soda for a couple of years (or better yet the rest of your life), turn off that boob tube and drive a good used car or pickup and you'll have it all at your disposal and more. Other than that for me (and a few more Grizzly products) I just need to build the bench mounted Gingery metal shaper for those one-of-a-kind jobs and having this G0704 & my handy mid 50's South Bend L10 model A lathe is speeding that project up. I recommend Two things your going to need from the get-go; a good 8" to 12" machinist level and don't start chipping your teeth over the price because you will never regret putting all your equipment as close to level in this round world as humanly possible. Next a quality Co-Axial indicator, you will use it allot, trust me. Your only restricted by your imagination and Grizzly Industrial can help get you a good start. I wish I could have had something like it 20 years ago.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 5:06:08 PM

I've wanted to add a milling machine to my basement shop for the past couple of years but knew that a 2000 lb.+ older unit would not be a good fit for me. You can buy decent working used floor-standing knee mills for $3-4k but then you have to move them. Also, an old milling machine is likely to at the least require a lot of cleanup and even perhaps a motor and quill berrings and replacement wiring harnesses. I've done some of this type of work already with an old "free" lathe. I wanted to buy something to suit my needs that would work the first time I plugged it in. I also tend to purchase things that are one size larger/better than what I actually think that I could get by with. Most of my projects are aluminum, plastic and wood. I went with the Grizzly because I had previously bought two woodworking bandsaws from Grizzly. The first bandsaw, purchased about 15 years ago, did have a part that was out of spec and Grizzly handled the problem very quickly. When it came time to upgrade, I bought another Grizzly bandsaw. I also did quite a bit of web serfing to see what others were recommending. The Grizzly G0704 has a lot of loyal users. Yes, for the money and the quality, I would recommend this mill.

Anonymous Reviewer
06/02/2017 12:41:06 PM

I have had a few issues with my new G0704 mill/drill but customer service delivered replacement parts the same day. I want to thank Grizzly for the outstanding service, my new machine works perfectly.

sean S
g0704 mill 06/02/2017 1:20:37 AM

I bought my g0704 a few months ago. I am happy with its performance so far and have had no issues.

Dave A
Well built 06/02/2017 1:07:17 AM

I bought this several months ago and it's been a pleasure to use. Solid well built and really accurate, plus you don't need a forklift to move it.

Anonymous Reviewer
Very Satisfied 06/02/2017 12:48:38 AM

Fast delivery. Machine setup, cleaning and break in procedure went well. I have been using the mill for 5 months, mostly on aluminum but some steel as well without any problems. My only complaint is the arms on the X axis table locks get caught on the base and bend when moving Y axis inward, to remedy this I just replaced with knobs I made from aluminum. I also made a ganged Y axis lock which is easier to access than the original locks.

Anonymous Reviewer
Nice compact machine 06/01/2017 11:43:55 PM

This machine does a very good job on the small items I use it for. My only complaint is, the lock nut at the top of the vertical column has loosened several times. As a result, I have to reset it to raise the head. No spanners are supplied for this task.

Barry S
Very Happy with this Mill 06/01/2017 9:05:02 PM

This has been a real boon to my workshop. The small parts I used to make by hand with hacksaw and file are now easily made with this machine. I have now taken on some larger projects that I would not have attempted otherwise. It handles both aluminum and steel with no hesitation. Very happy with this machine!

Juan L
06/01/2017 5:52:46 PM

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Gary C
05/14/2017 7:10:23 PM

I was waiting on the DRO machine, but they had a 5 day sale on this so I bought it. Looks great. Shipped very quickly. Bought it on a Friday had on Tuesday. I have run the break process, but have not done any milling as of yet. I am buying all the tooling and necessary items needed. I have also bought the power feed.
I have also bought a Lathe from Grizzly in the past. Great company and great products

Anonymous Reviewer
05/14/2017 2:09:21 PM

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Anonymous Reviewer
Very pleased 03/12/2017 5:50:24 PM

I spent about 25 years working in a machine shop and was concerned about these small mills. After reading countless reviews I decided on this one and have no regrets. It's done everything I've attempted. It's not going to remove material like a Bridgeport but does a nice job for a basement shop. I installed DRO's within a few days and just ordered the power feed

Clint V
Pretty Nice Mid-Size Mill 03/08/2017 8:20:25 PM

I bought this mill nearly a year ago. I was pleasantly surprised with how big and beefy it was in person. I purchased the power feed attachment at the same time and that was a very easy install. It has been a great accessory to have for longitudinal feed. I've cut aluminum, 12L14 Steel, and hardened tool stool on this mill. I don't agree with the previous reviewer who said it would only cut aluminum. I haven't found that to be the case. The issue is you can't take those huge hog-leg 250 thou cuts on this machine like it was a Bridgeport! It will cut anything you want, you just have to take lighter passes on harder metals. I routinely take .150" cuts into 6061 alum with no problem on this. Also, in the specs it says the mill capacity is 3/4" end mill. However, I have a 1" end mill that I've used and again, no issues. It's really about how careful and caring you are about your machine and your tools. I am overall very happy with this mill.

However, there is one problem that caused me at least a months worth of headache, and because of this, I took off one star. If I had known about this issue or been more perceptive, I might have either gone with a different model, or one that already had a DRO installed on it. So, the issue is with installing a DRO onto this mill yourself. Installing a scale and read head for the longitudinal feed is stupid easy. Plenty of space and no real extra fabricating needs to be done to attach that portion of the DRO to the back side of the table.

Where the issue lies is with the Y axis (front to back). Because the base of the mill is not flat, it is a NIGHTMARE....nightmare I tell you, to attach the scale and read head for this axis. Let me save everyone some time and calculating. The angle on the side of the base is approximately 34 degrees (you won't find this on the website or anywhere in the manual, and this approximation is good enough for proper installation. You don't need it down to minutes; take my word for it.). So, you can't just put the scale directly onto the side of the base and get to going. I had to take some aluminum square stock and layout a 34 degree angle on one side of the alum stock, mill it, and then attach three 34 degree "stand off" pieces that I then drilled and tapped, attaching it to the side of the base. This allowed the scale to be attached and dialed in perfectly square/parallel.

The next horror is trying to find a spot to attach the read head. The issue is that the only space (that I found acceptable, personally) where you could begin to think about attaching some type of bracket for the read head is directly under the table, above the base, on a 7" long strip. This little bitty strip is just that....tiny. While it is 7" long, it is only 3/8" thick. So, I went out and found some 3/8" wide x 1/2" thick x 24" pieces of aluminum. I essentially had to create a "box" and the "arms" extending away from the table had to be long enough that when I finally attached the bracket that the read head would be attached to, that it had a correct amount of spacing to not rub the scale as the read head moved with the movement of the table. I also added a middle bracing piece that was also drilled and tapped into the one piece attached to that little 7" strip under the table. Because I had to create those 34 degree standoffs, the read head had to actually be on the outside or away from the mill and away from the scale, in order to move freely and work properly (I attached it to the left side of the table, so think of it this way - read head all the way to the left, then the scale, then the standoffs, and then the side of the mill).

It is rigid and has worked, but I was pretty frustrated and annoyed with how involved it became just to attach the Y axis, all because the base was angled. MORAL OF THE STORY: Get the G0704 that has the DRO already on it. It's a different number than the 0704, but it's the exact same machine, just with the DRO already installed. Or don't, and have fun engineering something for the Y axis.

There are others ways it could've been attached, but for me, this is the first way to do it that popped into my head and it's what I went with. And before you waste your time (I did. Probably 4 or 5 hours over a two week period), there is absolutely nothing on YouTube or a forum or on the interwebs where someone installs a DRO on the G0704 and tackles the angled base to give you some idea. There are a few DRO video installs on YouTube for the G0704, but they are all the iGaging type DRO system. And that's completely different than a "real" DRO package (not putting down the iGaging type DRO system at all, but for a lack of better description, "real" is what I'm going with).

Anyway, great machine, and I hope that I could help at least one person who is installing a DRO after purchase, making their install easier than mine was! Happy machining!

John B
Another great value from Grizzly 03/07/2017 11:22:49 PM

After much research, I bought this mill in late 2016 to add to the G0602 lathe I had bought in 2015. Like the lathe, I found this machine to be of excellent value, and it can do everything I expect it to do. For ease of precision work, I would recommend installing digital readouts, or buying the machine(s) with digitals already installed.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great product 02/05/2017 7:36:46 PM

I am learning a lot together with is machine. So glad I bought it. No regrets.

ken S
great good size for starting out plenty of power 01/28/2017 4:16:23 PM

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01/28/2017 1:46:37 PM

Nice machine - good value; I would recommend getting extra 10 amp fuses for the controller and the tool that locks the quill when changing the collet is powdered metal and broke on the first use - I use the the opposite end of a transfer punch.

Anonymous Reviewer
Great product 01/26/2017 3:26:10 AM

My husband is very happy with this and will recommend it to everyone. He uses it every night to work on his projects.

Very happy with this mill 08/01/2016 4:49:45 AM

The 704 is legendary with hobby machinists and it deserves every bit of that reputation. I had read a lot of good things online about this mill and when I finally took the plunge and ordered one I was not disappointed. This is a very fine machine, perfect for a garage shop. Try to see one in person if you can before making a decision - it's larger that you might imagine, the pictures on the website don't give a sense of scale.

Hint for people on a budget with no lifting equipment like me - I was able to get it up on the stand by myself by tipping it onto it's back, then attaching the base, then tipping machine and base back up. It's possible to get it up onto stand with just one person this way.

Thanks for a great product Grizzly. Also was very pleased with the FedEx freight (with extra lift gate service) - they gave a phone call 20 minutes out so I could meet them at home, and used the pallet jack to move the pallets where I needed. Delivery was very fast, 3 days.

OK for it's size 05/20/2016 5:33:31 AM

I've had this for about almost 5 years. It has served me well. I burned out the drive motor cutting aluminum with a 3/4 end mill at only 1/4" depth. I suppose it was just time. The replacement motor is larger and barely fits in the upper cover but it's better quality. I bought 2 just in case. It is OK for light milling on aluminum but wouldn't recommend it for steels of any depth. Most of what I do is aluminum.
It doesn't tram at 100% in all directions so precision is an issue. But I don't make parts for NASA so I'm OK with that.

Daniel M
Love it! 04/10/2016 2:35:59 PM

I've had this mill for about 6 months, works well. No issues so far. I love that it comes with a no thrills digital scale on z axis. Would buy it again in a heart beat.

Great little mill 03/11/2016 3:09:18 PM

Fast shipping and well packed. Minor issues were identified on delivery which were handled promptly and professionally by Grizzly customer/tech support. Very pleased with the mill. Good value for the price.

dogg tired
An excellent benchtop mill 02/26/2016 10:21:05 PM

I've owned one of these for nearly 5 years now. It has done everything I have needed it to do. All it needed was to be wiped clean and plugged in. It works steels, brass/bronze, aluminum, cast iron, plastics, and woods without complaint.

It's a great model engineers mill. I've built a number of running steam engines with it and even done gunsmithing and light industrial repair work with it. In my opinion, it's the best hobbyist mill Grizzly offers.