What's new
What's new

Rambaudi v3 milling machine

sasanifab

Aluminum
Joined
Sep 1, 2020
I'm pretty confident I posted this in the incorrect section, Sry if I did. Just wanted some feedback regarding this machine. I purchased this machine for 900 bucks in excellent shape. Didn't come with tooling but it included the original manual which I thought was cool . I own a mighty comet step pulley mill, I thought this would be a better mill for machining blocks and cylinder heads as it's 40 taper. The thing looks extremely solid, Anyone have any experience with these machines ?

url=https://postimg.cc/0KDhgvz8]
571-C5911-2-C8-B-410-B-A68-E-C20-E30-F763-C8.jpg
[/url]







 
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Location
The Netherlands
Very good machines IMHO
I did rebuild a couple
But the Y stroke is not big enough I think to do the head on the ground in your last picture
At least not with a cross hatch finish
Make sure the short 2 piece spindle on the X is set correctly or it will eat your long half nut

Peter
 

Rob F.

Diamond
Joined
Aug 5, 2012
Location
California, Central Coast
I have its little brother. Not a lot of info on them but good machines. Be sure to check and maintain the oil in the power feed gearbox, there is a little info on repairing that, but no parts are available IIRC.
 
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Location
The Netherlands
Now the power feed gearbox is mentioned It has some plastic selection levers I had one break once So ik you take it apart for some reason I would make a steel or bronze selectionlever

Peter
 
Joined
Jan 15, 2005
Location
The Netherlands
On most milling ma hines you have a long r spindle and a short nut On this one you have half a nut that is long but with a big diameter 60 - 70mm from memory The spindle is short It also is a2 piece part to adjust backlash The 2 pieces have some big spring washers in the middle And with a big nut you push them If the spindle is tight you cannot know to tighten or loosen the 2 part spindle If too loose the washers keep the 2 parts of the spindle pushing against the nut with a preload That is not the intension

Peter
 








 
Top