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  1. Thread: Victoria U2

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    As high as you can get it. You can always use...

    As high as you can get it.

    You can always use parallels or packing blocks (1-2-3 blocks or similar) if you need to. OTOH, getting more Z height when you must have it is a touch more difficult...
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  2. Thread: Victoria U2

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    Nothing wrong with that - it'd work. I've...

    Nothing wrong with that - it'd work. I've contemplated it myself.

    Agree about the nod - I made a mount for a J head on what was originally a round ram M head B/port and never bothered with the nod...
  3. Thread: Victoria U2

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    Probably just about anything really :) I think...

    Probably just about anything really :)

    I think mine is either a 3MT or 4MT taper it's definitely not 40 taper as the horizontal spindle. All angle head which is nice if you need it but a PITA...
  4. Thread: Victoria U2

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    This. The head has to weigh 40kg at least. I...

    This. The head has to weigh 40kg at least.

    I have 2 B/port J heads spare (and no I'm not parting with them, they're both allocated to projects in planning). When I've nothing better to do I'm...
  5. Thread: Victoria U2

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    Yeah, I NEVER climb mill on my Vicky. Too much...

    Yeah, I NEVER climb mill on my Vicky. Too much backlash and no good way to eliminate it.

    However I can easily sink a 6" x 3/8" wide side & face cutter full depth into cast iron in a single pass...
  6. Thread: Victoria U2

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    I've got one of those U2 machines and quite like...

    I've got one of those U2 machines and quite like it. I use it probably more than my B/port but I do have a Deckel type mill as well. The Vicky gets used mainly for castings and the like. Its FAR more...
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