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.
The deluxe 8-direction milling machine offers the most versatility of any Sherline mill. In addition to X-axis, Y-axis and Z-axis travels, there are five additional directions that the headstock spindle can be positioned to do drilling or milling on your part from virtually any angle. The headstock can pivot up to 90° in either direction. The column bed can be rotated side-to-side up to 90° in either direction for angled drilling. A special knuckle allows the column to be pivoted front to rear. The "ram" design of the column base also allows the entire ram to be pivoted up to 90° side-to-side. Loosening the column cap allows the ram to be moved in and out with over 5.5" of travel.
With this many directions of movement, the machining possibilities are virtually limitless withing the size capabilities of the machine. The 14" long base also increases Y-axis travel by an additional 2" compared to the Model 5400 mill. This is the mill for those who want to take their miniature machining abilities to the extremes.
Available in your choice of inch or metric handwheel graduations.
Max clearance (table to spindle) : 9.00″ (229 mm)
Throat (no spacer): Adjustable
Throat (w/ headstock spacer): Adjustable
Travel, “X” Axis: 8.65″ (220 mm)
Travel, “Y” Axis: 7.00″ (178 mm)
Travel, “Z” Axis: 5.38″ (137 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: 15.00″ (381 mm)
Depth Overall: 22.25″ (565 mm)
Height Overall (Max.): 23.38″ (568 mm)
Table size: 2.75″ x 13.00″ (70 x 330 mm)
Hold-down provision: 2 T-Slots
Shipping Weight: 45 lb. (20.1 kg)
Movements in addition to X-, Y- and Z-axes: Headstock rotation (90° left/right)
Column 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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