Lathe Vertical Milling Column – CNC Ready

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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). Parts to be machined are mounted on the crosslide. This CNC-ready version is fitted with a stepper motor mount and coupling ready for the installation of a NEMA 23 frame size stepper motor (not included). The mount includes two flanged ball bearings and a preload nut to eliminate end play. We recommend the use of a dual shaft motor so that the handwheel (included) can be used for manual control for positioning or when CNC control is not needed.

New Feature! Vertical milling columns now include an oil reservoir on the saddle nut to keep the leadscrew lubricated.

This is the most economical way to get into milling. Most standard vertical milling operations can be performed with this attachment, with size being the basic limitation. Conversion from the lathe to milling takes less than one minute. Almost all Sherline milling accessories may 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. This offers cost savings compared to purchasing a complete vertical milling machine because you save the cost of a second headstock, motor and speed control.

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The model 4000 lathe is shown set up with a vertical milling column attachment. Convert from lathe to mill, or back to a lathe, in less than one minute!

Explanation of terms: As used in reference to the Sherline product line, a MILL COLUMN is a column used on a mill. It is held in place on the mill base with two 1/4-20 bolts. A VERTICAL MILLING COLUMN is used on the lathe to add a milling capability. It has a large hole in the center which fits over the headstock pin on the lathe base and is held in place with a set screw. The lathe’s headstock/motor/speed control unit is relocated from the pin on the base to the pin on the vertical milling column saddle. In practice, all vertical milling column bases now have both the single hole for the pin AND the two holes for use on a mill base, so they can be used for either application, whereas mill columns can only be used on a mill base.

NOTE: CNC-ready machines cannot be operated manually until stepper motors are installed.

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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.

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Part No. Description Quantity
12050 8-32 x 3/8″ SHCS 3
34060 Thrust Bearing Set 1
3400
3410
2.5″ Z Axis Handwheel (Inch)
2.5″ Z Axis Handwheel (Metric)
1
35160 Graduated Clamping Ring 1
35170 Movable Clamp Disk 1
40176 Saddle Travel Extension w/Screws 1
4017ZOL
4117ZOL
Z-Axis Backlash Adjustment Upgrade (Inch)
Z-Axis Backlash Adjustment Upgrade (Metric)
1
40260 Head Key 1
40330 10-32 x 5/8″ SHCS 4
40340 10-32 x 1″ SHCS 1
40540 5/16-18 x 3/4″ Cone Point Set Screw 1
40600 10-32 x 1/4″ Flat Point Set Screw 1
40660 #10 Washer 3/16″ 1
40670 10-32 x 1/2″ SHCS 4
40690 10-32 x 3/4″ SHCS 4
40740 10-32 x 7/8″ SHCS 1
40820 Gib Lock 1
40900 10-32 x 3/8″ Flat Head Screw 1
40990 Saddle Gib 1
45030 Column Bed 1
45200 Bored Column Thrust 1
50211 8-32 x 1/4″ Button Socket Screw 1
50220 1/4-20 x 1-3/4″ SHCS 2
50240 Pivot Pin 1
56130 Arm Hold Down Bolt 1
56200 Arm Hold Down Washer 1
56210 3/8-16 x 2″ Should Bolt 1
56220 Swing Arm – Left Side 1
56230 3/8-16 Flange Nut 2
56330 Swing Arm – Right Side 1
56350 Column Adjustment Block 1
56400 Arm Spacer Block 1
56440 Arm Mount 1
56450 Index Tab 1
56470 3/32″ x 1/2″ Dowel Pin 1
56550 Column Top 1
56670 Lathe Column Base 1
67021 CNC Mill Column Bed 1
67030
67031
Column Lead Screw (Inch)
Column Lead Screw (Metric)
1
67102 Stepper Motor Mount 1
67104 CNC Preload Nut – Right Hand 1
67105 CNC Coupling 1
67111 8-32 x 7/8″ SHCS 2
67115 5-40 x 7/8″ SHCS 1
67120 Stepper Motor Preload Bearing 2
76140 5/64″ Hex Key 1

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