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    I couldn't find any quill kits anywhere. Guess I...

    I couldn't find any quill kits anywhere. Guess I should have asked.
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    Bridgeport Mill - DRO Z Axix mount

    I wanted to upgrade my Bridgeport mill with a nice glass scale DRO. X and Y axis were pretty straight forward but getting a glass scale mounted on the Z axis was a little challenging. I searched the...
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    Oh great. Looks like my choice was a bad one...

    Oh great. Looks like my choice was a bad one using WD-40 :nutter:
    I ordered some spindle oil (VELOCITE SPINDLE OIL #6) as suggested.

    Should I disassemble, clean and re-lubricate or is there an...
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    Oh, I did have one follow up question. What sort...

    Oh, I did have one follow up question.
    What sort of grease/oil should one use on the sleeve and housing?
    Seems like grease would be a little much since there is so little clearance. And could get...
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    Just wanted to update you all. After closer...

    Just wanted to update you all. After closer inspection of the sleeve it looks ike someone had tried to repair it once before.
    I found the missing cam pin had a thread insert in it which had failed....
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I did get the unit...

    Thanks for all the feedback.
    I did get the unit disassembled. I think the problem was the spindle pulley bearing sleeve was stuck in the housing.
    It did not move up and down or even turn freely. I...
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    J Head Step pulley Low gear not working

    I have a J head with the step pulley. I'm unable to switch to low gear mode. The cam ring does not move to the low position and hangs up about an inch before the end of travel. I noticed that one of...
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    Have you seen this Bridgeport attachment

    Just picked up a bridgeport mill.
    It has an interesting dial indicator on the Y axis. I got it cleaned up and working pretty nice however I'm not quite sure how it operates.
    I'm pretty sure there...
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    Understood. I really hate to buy Chinese crap and...

    Understood. I really hate to buy Chinese crap and prefer American made. Can you recommended
    an alternative? I've been searching around on eBay and Craigs list but just haven't found a reasonable...
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    Mini Mill. Harbor Freight vs. ShopFox

    Thanks for the comments so far. Please keep them coming.

    I was leaning towards the Harbor freight. It has a 4/5 HP rating while the ShopFox
    only has a 0.2 HP. I like the digital depth gauge on...
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    AR-15 80% Lower Milling - Mill Recomendations

    I have an 80% lower and need to complete it. I've seen a few video where guys complete
    these with only a drill press. Seems a bit crude.

    I'd like to know if one of the smaller milling machines...
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