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Product Description

These rigid columns are designed for those who have a 5400-series mill. Each comes with the 2000-series ram with laser-engraved scales in your choice of SAE or metric measurements and gives the versatility of Sherline’s 2000-series mill column with its large work area and seven directions of movement. The short column is 4″ tall, and the tall column is 6″ tall. The tall column provides more Z-clearance.

NOTE: The mounting hole pattern for this column is designed to work with the new mill base that has the thru hole for the Y-axis cover tube. It will not mount on an older style mill base. If you wish to use this rigid base with an older style mill base, you will need to drill and C’bore the two new holes in your mill base. We can either supply you with the dimensions, or you can send your base in to have it modified for a fee by us. Call us for a print or a machining quote.

The columns bolt to the mill base using the two angled side-by-side 1/4-20 SHCS’s in the new style base, although we include two new bolts with each base. These columns have the newer style hole pattern through the base to accept the Y-axis leadscrew cover tube. The short base is the same height as the regular 2000 mill round column. The tall column is the same height as the 2000 round column with the riser block in place.

Installation Orientation of the Rigid Column Base

When it is mounted, the step on the boss should be to the front of the machine (see picture below). This will give you an additional ¼” of Y-axis travel more than the 2000 column.

5645/5646 Tall 5400 Mill Column Base shown for reference
35160 Graduated Clamping Ring
35170 Moveable Clamp Disk
40150 10-32 X 1/2″ Flat Point Thumb Screw
40173 Z-Axis Backlash Adjustshnt Lever
40176 Saddle Travel Extension W/Screws
40330 10-32 X 5/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
40340 10-32 X 1″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
40600 (2) 10-32 X 1/4″ Flat Pt Set Screw
40660 #10 Washer 3/16
40670 10-32 X 1/2″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
40740 10-32 X 7/8″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
44171 Lathe Z-Axis Backlash Body
50055 Mill Column Base 3″ Sq. Rigid (4″-Short)
50056 Mill Column Base 3″ Sq. Rigid (6″-Tall)
50211 8-32 X 1/4″ Button Skt Screw
50220 (4) 1/4-20 X 1-3/4″ Skt Hd Cap Screw
56140 Rigid Arm Hold Down Bolt
56200 Arm Hold Down Washer #2000
56210 3/8-16 X 2″ Shoulder Bolt-Slotted
56220 Swing Arm (L/S) #2000
56230 3/8-16 Flange Nut
56330 Swing Arm (R/S) #2000 (56331 metric)
56350 Column Adjustment Block
56400 Arm Spacer Block #2000
56440 Arm Mount #2000
56450 Mill #2000 Index Tab
56470 3/32″ X 1/2″ Dowel Pin