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Vertical Milling Column
Vertical Milling Column

Product #: 3050/3053

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3050 Vertical Mill Column

With this attachment the Sherline lathe can be quickly and easily converted into a small milling machine. The attachment consists of a steel dovetailed vertical column with a solid aluminum base that attaches to the bed of the lathe in place of the headstock. The headstock then mounts to a dovetailed saddle on the vertical column. The saddle is raised and lowered to control the depth of cut by turning a handwheel. Calibrations on the handwheel enable depth control to .001" (.01mm on metric machines). Parts to be machined are mounted on the crosslide.

This is a good way to get into milling. Most standard vertical milling operations can be performed with this attachment, with only size being the basic limitation. Conversion from the lathe to milling takes less than one minute. Almost all Sherline milling accessories can be used with the setup. At a later date, should you wish to upgrade to a complete vertical milling machine, the column will fit the Sherline XY bases (P/N 5200/5210, or 5401/5411). This offers a cost savings compared to purchasing a complete vertical milling machine, because you save the cost of a second headstock, motor and speed control.

NOTE: The column base has offset mounting holes, it is not compatible with XY bases that have inline holes. 

A Multi-directional vertical milling column is also available offering all the movements of the Model 2000 8-dierection mill. See P/N 3580/3585.

Specifications - 

Travel, “Z” Axis 6.25″ (159 mm)
Throat (no spacer) Optional
Throat (w/ headstock spacer) Adjustable

Replacement Parts - 

3400     2.5" Handwheel (3410, metric)
34060   Thrust Bearing Set
40177   Saddle Nut (41177, metric)
40175   Saddle locking lever (41175, metric)
40260   Head Key
40330   10-32 x 5/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
40600   10-32 x 1/4″ Flat point set screw
40660   #10 Washer 3/16"
40740   Skt Hd Cap Screws 10-32 x 7/8″
40820   Gib Lock
40900   10-32 x 3/8″ Flat Head Screw
40990   Saddle Gib
45010   Column Lead Screw (45160, metric)
45030   Column Bed
45040   Column Saddle
45050   Column Base
45200   Bored Column Thrust
50240   Pivot Pin

Download PDF 3050 Instructions

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