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16" x 20" Mill Lathe Combination
This combination Mill Lathe is an excellent machine for any metalworker, from the hobbyist to the veteran machinist. Not only will it save space in your shop, but it has the features to allow you to tackle a wide range of jobs. Features 16" swing and 20" between centre, 2 independent motors, a 1 1/8" spindle bore, magnetic forward & reverse switches and hardened & ground bed ways. Milling head unlocks and can be rotated away for better clearence when using the metal lathe function.
The machine comes complete with a 5" Lathe Chuck, 1/2" Drill Chuck, Steady Rest, Follow Rest, 2 Lathe Centers, Turret Tool Post (1/2" Capacity), Change Gears & Wrenches
Like all CX-Series machines, this unit features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colours and a full 3 year warranty.
Motor # 1 : 3/4 HP, 110V
Spindle bore: 1 1/8"
Speeds 7 (160 - 1360 RPM)
Spindle taper: MT4
Other tapers: MT3
20" between centres
5 1/2" swing above cross slide
Cross slide travel: 8"
Threads: Metric: 2-6 Inch: 120 - 4 TPI
Feed 12 (.05 - .35)
Motor # 2: 3/4 HP, 110V motor
Speeds 16 (120 - 3000 RPM)
Spindle to work table: 12"
Spindle travel: 4 1/4"
Drill capacity : 7/8"
End mill capacity: 1 1/8"
Face mill capacity: 3 1/8"
Spindle taper: MT3
Combination Lathe/Mill weight: 280kg.
Carton size: 23" x 43" x 44 1/2"
3 Year Warranty
5" Lathe Chuck
1/2" Drill Chuck
2 Lathe Centres
Turret Tool Post - 1/2" Capacity
I bought this 6 months ago. and so far I am very happy with this purchase. Motors are a lot quieter than I was expecting. The mill/lathe machine and all the extras that came with it makes for a very good buy. I haven't used it a lot but so far I am very impressed.
Manual is very basic and not well written
I reviewed the machine earlier today and was hoping to edit it, but it hasn't been approved yet... The manual is not literally the worst.. but pretty bad. If you go to the Grizzly site and look up G9729 - it is the identical unit, and the manual is very well written there. double the size of the manual here. I'd suggest that Craftex put the time into their documentation and the details... seems to be an indicator of a problem there. Definitely a bad translation of a skimpy Asian document. (note - the diagrams are pretty much unreadable as well..)
Good for crafting/hobby items.
I've used this now for a few weeks and it is a decent machine for light cutting and smaller parts. If you try and get into larger cuts or bigger pieces the machine starts to show it's weaknesses.... the build of the machine is called into question rather quickly - it rattles and heats up quickly... Parts come loose - the mounts for the milling pulley cover loosens up and starts to rattle like crazy, and the quill on the mill is not stable for longer extension drilling/milling. Try and make sure your parts are as close to the retracted mill as possible. (your best bet for good quality milling.) The lathe parts are pretty good - but there is a lot of backlash on the saddle (longitudinal movement gearing). There are many things that can be improved on this machine - but, for the money - it is a good purchase for a home hobbyist! (two machines in one!) Be aware, I had to purchase this unit while the stores were in lockdown, so some of the additional units I purchased to work with it are not ideal... The worst is the adapter plate for the 4 jaw chuck (I will review that one as well, but wanted people to know here there is an issue..) Good luck and enjoy making (small) chips! :)
J'utilise le miens depuis plus de 10 ans (a l'époques il étaient de couleur verte et jaune) et j'en suis très satisfait. La partie tour à fer est excellente, mais la partie milling ça travail bien aussi mais distance entre la pièce a travailler et et l'outil de coupe n'est jamais idéal et c'est moins solide qu'une vrai milling, mais ça fait quand même le travail. Cette machine est parfaite pour quelqu'un qui à une espace limité et ceux comme moi qui n'ont pas les moyen d'avoir un tour + une milling distinctes. J'ai même réussi a tourner un plateau de 12 pouces pour une press-drill.
5.5" x 20"