Any Sherline mill can be ordered with stepper motor mounts factory installed in place of the handwheels and ready for the application of stepper motors and computer numeric controls (CNC). This lets you use your own computer instead of buying one from us. You can then use either our CNC stepper motors and driver box or there are several aftermarket suppliers that offer motors, drivers and software to complete the CNC system.
Sherline Products is proud to introduce its latest Vertical Milling machine. With the increase of popularity of Sherline mills in industrial, laboratory and school training environments, the need to produce larger parts has led to the development of an extended capacity milling machine. Sherline’s NexGen Mills are available in Manual, CNC-Ready, and full CNC configurations.
Standard features for the model 5800-CNC (5810-CNC metric) mill includes:
- Extra-rigid Column Base—To take maximum advantage of the extended column travels on this extra capacity Sherline mill, the column base has been increased in cross section for additional rigidity. The ability to swing the column arm from side to side has been eliminated in order to maximize the column’s ability to maintain its position during heavy cuts. The column still rotates left and right 90° and the in/out adjustment is still available, giving it seven directions of movement including X, Y, Z and headstock rotation on the column itself.
- 15″ Extended Column Bed—The standard 11″ column with 5.38″ of Z-axis travel has been replaced with Sherline’s optional 15″ column that provides 9.38″ of vertical movement for use on larger parts or taller set-ups.
- 18″ Extended Mill Table—The standard 13″ mill table with 8.65″ of travel has been replaced with Sherline’s optional 18″ table that provides 13.65″ of X-axis travel.
- 18″ Mill Base—The standard 14″ mill base has been replaced with an 18″ base that provides an additional 4″ of Y-axis travel. This is made more useable with the inclusion of a P/N 1297 mill headstock spacer block that adds an additional 1.25″ of throat distance to take advantage of the additional travel.
- 7″ x 13″ tooling plate—The included tooling plate makes holding parts easy. It has three T-slots as well as a pattern of drilled and tapped 10-32 holes for use with clamps and hold-down sets. Once the plate is squared with the mill, steel alignment pins speed up the process of making sure your parts and fixtures are also square with the mill.
- Y-axis Leadscrew Protection—Clear plastic accordion way covers protect the front half of the Y-axis leadscrew from chips. The covers are extra long to accommodate the additional 4″ of Y-axis travel. In addition, a longer 12″ brass tube extending through the column base protects the rear half of the leadscrew from chips.
- Other standard features include oilers on the X-, Y- and Z-axes to keep the column leadscrew and base saddle leadscrews and ways lubricated during extended CNC operations. In addition, backlash is adjustable on X-, Y- and Z-axes. Adjustable tapered plastic gibs provide a way to accommodate wear on the aluminum and steel dovetailed slides on all three axes.
Included with the mill are the following accessories:
- 1072 1/4" Jacobs Drill Chuck
- 3013 Step Block Hold-down Set
- 3020 5/32" Sherline Hex T-Driver
- 3021 3 pc. Center Drill Set
- 3052 Fly Cutter w/ Carbide bit
- 3060 3-pc. Mill Collet Set w/ Drawbolt
- 3079 3/8" End Mill Holder
- 3551 Milling vise
- 5327 Sherline Accessories Shop Guide book
- 7401 6-pc. 3/8" Shank End Mill Set
Available in your choice of inch or metric handwheel graduations.
Max clearance (table to spindle):14.00″ (356 mm)
Throat (no spacer): Adjustable
Throat (w/ headstock spacer):Adjustable
Travel, “X” Axis: 13.65″ (347 mm)
Travel, “Y” Axis: 11.00″ (279 mm)
Travel, “Z” Axis: 9.38″ (238 mm)
Hole through spindle: .405″ (10 mm)
Spindle nose thread: 3/4″-16 T.P.I.
Spindle nose taper: #1 Morse
Handwheel graduations: .001″ (.01 mm)
Electronically controlled spindle speed range: 70 to 2800 RPM
Width Overall: 20.00 (508 mm)
Depth Overall: 23.13″ (588 mm)
Height Overall (Max.): 24.50″ (622 mm)
Table size: 2.75″ x 18.00″ (70 x 457 mm)
Hold-down provision: 3 T-Slots
Shipping Weight: 50 lb. (22.7 kg)
Movements in addition to X-, Y- and Z-axes: Headstock rotation (90° left/right)
Column pivot: 90° forward/back
Column swing: 90° left/right
Column travel: (in/out) 5.5″ (140 mm)
Motor: 90 volt DC with electronic speed control that accepts any incoming current from 100VAC to 240 VAC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz. Click here for motor specifications
Spindle Speed Range: 70-2800 RPM continuously variable by electronic speed control
NOTE: All machines that are described as "CNC-ready" have Stepper Motor Mounts, but do NOT include Stepper Motors, Linux computer & software, or CNC software.
See our CNC Machining FAQs page for answers to the most common CNC questions.
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