the bag with the motor mounting bracket and drive belt. It is much easier to mount the column to the base before you mount the motor and speed control to the saddle.
Set the column on the base aligned with the mounting holes and hold it in position while you insert the first screw up from the bottom of the base. Hand turn the first screw part way in and then start the second screw. This can be done with the machine upright by letting the base hang over the edge of your table or bench just far enough to expose the first hole. Using the hex key, snug up both screws lightly first, and then tighten evenly.
Assembly of the model 2000 and related model 8- direction mill columns
For specific directions on assembly of the various 8-direction columns and upgrades introduced in August, 1998, click here. The Model 2000 mill and the related upgrades that convert standard mills into 8-direction mills offer the ability to drill holes or do machining operations from an almost infinite number of angles on parts mounted square to the table.