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12″ MASSO CNC Mill System w/Ball Screws

8 week lead time

  • *Preferred unit of measurement for laser engraved portions
    Please note that our ball screws only come in a metric pitch
  • 15" Column Upgrade
    Replace the standard 11" mill column (4.85" travel) with a 15" column, increasing travel to 8.85" on the Z. 
  • Package Options
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    • 277 $
    • 738 $
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Product Description

About the 12″ MASSO CNC Mill System with Ball Screws

This machine is based on our popular 12″ Deluxe 5400-series mill. The 12″ mill base with ball screws comes with all new saddles developed for the ball screws. The X/Y-mill saddle has been beefed up to accommodate the larger ball screws, and it has an electroless nickel/Teflon coating. This coating offers a hard surface that is rustproof, while the Teflon provides a friction coefficient of .1-.2u for smoother movement of the saddle and the table.

The new ball screw design for the column saddle reduces the overall Z-axis travel by 1.4″. Because the ball nut does not allow the column saddle to move down as far as the old style column saddle, we recommend upgrading to the 15″ mill column. This will allow you to move the headstock closer to the top of the mill table. However, you will still lose 1.4″ of overall travel in the Z-axis.

Ball Leadscrew Specifications

  • Rolled Ball Screw with BSH Nut
  • 10mm Diameter, 2mm Lead
  • C7 Accuracy*, P1 Preload
    *C7 accuracy has a linear tolerance of 50 micrometers / 300mm or .002″ / 12.0″.

The ball screws are only available in metric, so the numeric graduations on the handwheel dials are 2mm per revolution and .02mm per line.

About the Sherline/MASSO CNC Controller

The MASSO controller allows you to write your CNC programs on your computer (Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and then transfer your program to the controller via a USB flash drive. No more having to use a dedicated operating system like Linux to control your machine.

This set up includes our 4-axis CNC driver box.

Do you want to know more about the Sherline/MASSO CNC controller? Here are some resource links for your reference.

The 12″ MASSO CNC Mill System Package Includes:

  • 12″ mill fitted ball screws and all new saddles developed for the ball screws.
  • 3 Hi-Torque Stepper motors with couplings and mounts.
  • A Sherline/MASSO Controller with 4-axis CNC driver box
  • Wifi antenna and module (The WiFi software is an extra purchase, which must be purchased from MASSO. See the Sherline/MASSO WiFi Instructions for more information about downloading and installing the WiFi software)
  • Limit switches and optical encoder
  • Parallel cable
  • USB 4 GB flash drive
  • 1-year warranty on all components for non-production use. 90-day warranty on CNC and computer-related components.

You must provide the following:

  • Monitor
  • Wireless keyboard
  • Wireless mouse

Standard equipment for the CNC Mill includes:

  • A powerful 90V DC motor with electronic speed controller
  • 12″ base
  • Electroless nickel/Teflon coated mill saddle
  • 13.0″ (330 mm) x 2.75″ (70 mm) table with two T-slots
  • 11″ standard mill column bed (Option to upgrade to a 15″ mill column bed with nickel/Teflon coating is available)
  • Headstock spacer block
  • Stepper-motor mounts with high-torque couplings
  • The handwheels are included and can be mounted to the end of the stepper motors to maintain manual control when needed.* 2-1/2″ (63mm) adjustable “zero” handwheel on the Z-axis and 2″ (51mm) adjustable “zero” handwheels on the X- and Y-axes. Each handwheel has laser engraved aluminum handwheel collars
  • ¼” Drill Chuck w/ key, #1 Morse arbor with drawbolt
  • Pulleys, drive belt, three hexagonal keys, spindle bars, gib removal tool, eight-foot three-wire power cord, and instruction manual
  • Oil reservoirs on the X/Y axes and the Z-axis to help keep critical parts lubricated.
  • Brass leadscrew cover that keeps chips off the rear of the Y-axis leadscrew
  • Accordion way cover
The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.

Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

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Max clearance
(table to spindle)
6.875″ (176 mm)
(no spacer)
2.25″ (50 mm)
(w/ headstock spacer)
3.50″ (90 mm)
Travel, “X” Axis 7.8” (198.1 mm)
Travel, “Y” Axis 5.00″ (127 mm)
Travel, “Z” Axis Standard 11″ bed: 4.85″ (123 mm); Optional 15″ bed 8.85″ (225 mm)
Hole through spindle .405″ (10 mm)
Spindle nose thread 3/4″-16 T.P.I.
Spindle nose taper #1 Morse
Spindle runout of Morse taper .0005″ or less
Handwheel graduations .02 mm
Electronically controlled spindle speed range 70 to 2800 RPM
Width Overall* 14.75″ (375 mm)
Depth Overall* Base footprint: 13.75″ (379 mm); With fully extended brass leadscrew cover: 16.75 (425.50 mm)
Height Overall (Max.)* Standard 11″ bed: 20.75″ (498.5 mm); Optional 15″ bed: 24.75″ (600 mm)
Table size 2.75″ x 13.00″ (70 x 330 mm)
Hold-down provision 2 T-Slots
Shipping Weight 60 lb. (28.2 kg)
Movements in addition
to X-, Y- and Z-axes
Headstock rotation (90° left/right)
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

*Overall dimensions include motor and speed control

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If you are working with brass or wood, we suggest you use the toggle switch dust cover to protect the life of your motor & speed control.