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14″ 8-Direction Benchtop Mill XY Base – CNC Ready


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Purpose of the Sherline Benchtop Mill XY Bases

Each of our four mill sizes is available as an XY base. You can purchase the base of any of our vertical mills as an XY base if you already own a vertical milling column for use with your lathe. The XY base offers a sturdier base and a larger work area than the lathe. Lathe owners can then swap the headstock and motor/speed control from their lathe to the vertical milling column in approximately 60 seconds.

XY bases have also found their way into the industrial market and are used in various manufacturing setups. These slides have been popular items in the industry to control movement in small production line processes, and the addition of computer control extends the possibilities for automation. If you are taking the vertical milling column and motor/speed control from your manual lathe to add to this XY base to make up a full milling machine, you can also upgrade your milling column to CNC-ready by adding upgrade kit P/N 6740/6745 to add the stepper motor mount.

If You Have a Standard Mill Column Base

Please note that milling column bases made before 1995 must be modified in order to work with this XY base. You can return your older vertical milling column to the factory to be re-machined and used with an XY base rather than purchasing the entire vertical milling machine (Contact us for pricing).

Vertical milling column bases made after 1995 do not need to be modified. This combination saves you the amount of money included in the cost of the vertical mill for the column but gives you the same machine minus the headstock and motor/speed control.

About the 14″ 8-Direction CNC-Ready Benchtop Mill XY Base

The 8-Direction Benchtop Mill XY base is the same base used in our 2000-series CNC-ready benchtop mill.

It has stepper motor mounts on each axis, ready for the installation of stepper motors. (Stepper motors not included, see the STEPPER MOTOR page.) Handwheels are included and can be mounted to the end of the stepper motors to maintain manual control when needed.* The table and base have laser-engraved scales.

*NOTE: CNC-ready machines cannot be operated manually unless double-shaft stepper motors are installed.

Standard Features for the 8-Direction CNC-Ready Benchtop Mill XY Base

  • 14″ Mill Base
  • 13″ Mill Table
  • NEMA #23 Stepper motor mounts on the X- and Y-axes
  • 2″ (51mm) resettable, zero adjustable handwheels on the X- and Y-axes. Each handwheel has laser-engraved aluminum handwheel collars.
  • Oil reservoir on the X/Y axes
  • Travel: X=8.65″ (220 mm), Y=7.0″ (178 mm)

Optional Y-axis Leadscrew Cover Upgrades for the Mill XY Base

Brass tube cover for the rear of the Y-axis*
Accordion way cover for the front and rear of the Y-axis
8-Direction Mill Column Base

*You must purchase the 8-Direction Mill Column Base (P/N 56700) to work with the brass tube 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.

Download PDF 5200 Instructions

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XY Base Comparison Chart
P/N (inch/metric) NAME WEIGHT TRAVEL
5200/5210 Mill XY Base (10″ base, plain handwheels) 19 lbs. X=8.65″ (220 mm), Y=3.0″ (76 mm)
5220/5225 Mill XY Base (10″ base w/ adjustable handwheels) 19 lbs. X=8.65″ (220 mm), Y=3.0″ (76 mm)
5200-CNC/5210-CNC Mill XY Base (10″ base) with stepper motor mounts ready for CNC 20 lbs. X=8.65″ (220 mm), Y=3.0″ (76 mm)
5401/5411 Mill XY Base (Deluxe 12″ base) 21 lbs. X=8.65″ (220 mm), Y=5.0″ (127 mm)
5401-CNC/5411-CNC Mill XY Base (12″ base) with stepper motor mounts ready for CNC 22 lbs. X=8.65″ (220 mm), Y=5.0″ (127 mm)
5600/5610 Mill XY Base (Deluxe 14″ 2000 base) 22 lbs. X=8.65″ (220 mm), Y=7.0″ (178 mm)
5600-CNC/5610-CNC Mill XY Base (14″ 2000 base) with stepper motor mounts ready for CNC 23 lbs. X=8.65″ (220 mm), Y=7.0″ (178 mm)
5801/5811 Mill XY Base (NexGen 18″ 5800 base) 27 lbs. X=13.65″ (347 mm), Y=11.0″ (279 mm)
5801-CNC/5811-CNC Mill XY Base (18″ 5800 base) with stepper motor mounts ready for CNC 28 lbs. X=13.65″ (347 mm), Y=11.0″ (279 mm)
12050 8-32 X 3/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
3420 2″ Zero Handwheel-Y-axis Assembly (P/N 3429 metric)
3428 2″ Zero Handwheel-X-Axis Assembly (P/N 3430 metric)
40510 (3) 10-32 X 3/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
40520 (6) 10-32 X 3/16″ Cup Pt Set Screw
40530 (2) 5-40 X 3/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
40560 Hex Key 3/16″
40690 10-32 X 3/4″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
40760 10-32 X 5/8″ Thumb Screw
40820 (2) Gib Lock
40890 Slide Screw Insert (P/N 41890 metric)
40980 (2) Crosslide Gib (Instructions)
45070 Lock (Teflon)
50130 Back Lash Nut, X-axis Assembly (P/N 51130 metric)
50140 Back Lash Nut, Y-axis Assembly (P/N 51140 metric)
50150 (2) Anti-Backlash Lock (10/98)
50171 X-axis Threaded Rod (P/N 51171 metric)
50190 Lock, X-axis Assembly
50200 Nut, Y-axis (P/N 51200 metric)
50211 (2) 8-32 X 1/4″ Button Skt Screw
50911 Mill Saddle w/Oiler Assembly
56161 Mill 2000 Y-axis Threaded Rod (P/N 56171 metric)
56240 (2) 1/4-20 X 1-1/2″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
67051 CNC Deluxe Mill Table (P/N 67052 metric)
67102 (2) Stepper Motor Mount Assembly
671052 (2) CNC Coupling
67106 CNC-RH Coupling Preload Nut (P/N 67108 metric)
67107 CNC-LH Coupling Preload Nut (P/N 67109 metric)
67111 (4) 8-32 X 7/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
67115 5-40 X 7/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
67120 (4) Stepper Motor Preload Bearings
67153 CNC-14″ Mill Base (P/N 67154 metric)