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    Default Another Index Model 40 Mill

    Well I saw this advert in the local facebook for sale section
    so I rather impulsively bought it
    and although I aint touched a Mill since school metalwork class back in 1974
    I'm trying to build up a home workshop

    a little research and a chance photo on google identified this machine and also led me here
    I started to suffer some buyers guilt but reading posts on here seems I may have let onto a little gem of a machine not too big and versatile

    I had to partially take it apart to reduce the weight to enable me to move it, but this gives me the chance to clean it before use.

    from reading on here I can see its a open Knee version, its missing all the original table power train, but it has a add-on that gives powered traverse.
    I saw the machine working and the old ( 76 yr) machinist said it was a lovey machine, with no slop, said he was sad to see it go but he was moving and there was no room where he was going.
    seems I'm limited to 5 photos on this post so more to follow

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    I have no real questions as yet, I guess those will come upon re-assembly

    The machine also came with some tooling
    I know how to use the large tool holder
    could someone please tell me how the small disks are used I can see that the bits thread into them indeed some are, but what holds those in the spindle, am I missing something ?
    I'll serve up some more pics as I re build it


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    Boy, the table looks like someone milled it out and mounted new rectangular pieces in there to create a new table surface. And at that, has already messed it up too. Old Index mills keep going and going and going. Can't help you much on the odd tooling pieces.

    Ken


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