The deluxe 8-direction milling machine offers the most versatility of any Sherline mill. In addition to the X-, Y-, and Z-axes of travel, 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 within 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 milling machine for those who want to take their miniature machining abilities to the extreme.
Our 8-direction benchtop mill is perfect for the customer looking for a mini milling machine to make small, precision parts. All our milling machines are made in the USA, and our customer service is second to none. Although our machines are small, they can produce high-quality precision parts. Our 14″ benchtop mill will not only cut wood and plastic but is also rigid and accurate enough to cut aluminum and steel parts. This mini mill is a desktop-size machine with full-size machine precision and accuracy.
Notes on ordering a metric mill
Most of our cutting tools, like center drills, are manufactured in a fractional size. If you have a metric machine with metric holders, like collets or end mill holders, you will need to order fractional holders to accommodate our cutting tools.
Standard equipment for the model 2000 (2010 metric) 8-Direction Benchtop Mill includes:
- A powerful 90V DC motor with electronic speed controller
- 14″ base
- 2″ (51mm) resettable, zero adjustable handwheels on the X- and Y-axes, and one 2-1/2″ (63mm) resettable, zero adjustable handwheel on the Z-axis. Each handwheel has laser-engraved aluminum handwheel collars
- 2.75″ (70 mm) x 13.0″ (330 mm) table with two T-slots
- ¼” Drill Chuck w/ key, #1 Morse arbor with drawbolt
- 2″ column riser block
- Laser-engraved scales on the base and table
- 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 help keep critical parts lubricated. These were initially developed for CNC machines that run constantly for hours on end but can benefit manual machines as well
- Brass leadscrew cover that keeps chips off the rear of the Y-axis leadscrew
Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.
(table to spindle)
|9.00″ (229 mm)|
(w/ headstock spacer)
|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|
|Spindle runout of Morse taper||.0005″ or less|
|Handwheel graduations||.001″ (.01 mm)|
|Electronically controlled spindle speed range||70 to 2800 RPM|
|Width Overall*||15.00″ (381 mm)|
|Depth Overall*||Base footprint: 16.625″ (422 mm); With fully extended brass leadscrew cover: 20.625″ (524 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||47 lb. (21.31 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|
*Overall dimensions include motor and speed control
Click on the link for the exploded view of the 2000/2010 Mill to help identify replacement parts.
If you are still uncertain please call our customer service representatives for help with this item.
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