The 5500-series mills are essentially a Model 5000-series mill upgraded to include adjustable “zero” handwheels in place of the standard non-resettable handwheels. They feature the same solid 10″ (254mm) aluminum base, precision machined dovetailed slides with adjustable gibs, permanently lubricated spindle bearings, adjustable preload anti-backlash feed screws on the X- and Y-axes, and many other features found only on the best commercial machines.
Adjustable zero handwheels allow the user to reset the handwheel to a zero reading at any time without moving the leadscrew. This makes dialing in the next dimension easier, as you are starting from zero each time. It also helps eliminate math errors. This is a feature normally found on expensive full-size machines, but not often available on a machine of this size and price. The 5500/5510 mill combines the compact size and economy of our basic mill with the luxury of adjustable handwheels.
- A powerful 90V DC motor with electronic speed controller
- 10″ base
- 2″ (51mm) resettable “zero” handwheels on the X- and Y-axes, and one 2-1/2″ (63mm) resettable “zero” 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
- Pulleys, drive belt, three hexagonal keys, spindle bars, gib removal tool, eight-foot three-wire power cord, and instruction manual
New Mill Features
- Oil reservoirs on the X/Y axes and the Z axis to 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)
|8.00″ (203 mm)|
(w/ headstock spacer)
|Travel, “X” Axis||8.65″ (220 mm)|
|Travel, “Y” Axis||3.00″ (76 mm)|
|Travel, “Z” Axis||6.25″ (159 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*||14.75″ (375 mm)|
|Depth Overall*||Base footprint: 11.875″ (298.5 mm); With fully extended brass leadscrew cover: 12.625″ (321 mm)|
|Height Overall (Max.)*||20.75″ (527 mm)|
|Table size||2.75″ x 13.00″ (70 x 330 mm)|
|Hold-down provision||2 T-Slots|
|Shipping Weight||30 lb. (13.6 kg)td>|
|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
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If you’re working with brass or wood we suggest you use the toggle switch dust cover to protect the life of your motor & speed control
Vertical Mill Vinyl Dust Covers
Fitted 6-mil vinyl dust covers are available for the two different size mills. They extend the life of your machine and keep it looking like new by keeping it clean and dust-free when not in use. P/N 5150 fits both … Continued