FIGURE 22-The Horizontal Milling Conversion turns the standard SHERLINE vertical mill into a horizontal mill. This greatly expands the operations that can be completed on the mill.
HORIZONTAL MILLING CONVERSION (P/N 6100)
A number of milling operations require the application of the cutting tool from the side rather than from the top. A 3/4" thick aluminum base 10.5" x 12.5" allows the mill column to be mounted separately from the base for a variety of milling configurations. The headstock is rotated 90° and work is machined from the side, allowing larger surfaces to be worked on without having to reclamp the work.
The black anodized mounting plate is predrilled to mount the base and column in several possible locations. Alignment bars and a selection of appropriate bolts are included to make it easy to accurately relocate the column. Rubber feet insulate the table for quiet, vibration free operation. (Note: the column base should be shortened by 2" for best operation. Instructions are provided or we will shorten your column for you. The modification is listed as P/N 6101.)