Sherline 8-direction Mill Column Upgrade for Mill 5680
Mill Column Upgrade for Mill
If you already have a vertical milling column for your lathe and you want to upgrade it to include multi-direction machining capabilities, you can purchase this lathe vertical milling upgrade. Your existing column bed is removed from the old rectangular column base and reinstalled on the column ram of the new, round column base.
It is also available with the mill column bed included as P/N 3580.
The 8-direction Vertical Milling Column includes a round column base with a key slot that fits over the headstock attachment pin on the lathe and is secured with a set screw. Beyond the adapter base, the column is identical to the column used on theModel 2000 mill.
The standard vertical milling column and deluxe vertical milling column provide Z-axis travel plus headstock rotation. The multi-direction column adds four more directions of movement to provide for some very sophisticated milling operations.
Using the Multi-Directional Milling Capabilities
The design of the multi-direction milling column allows you to do everything that could be done with previous models of the Sherline milling column plus much more. Now angled holes can be drilled or milling operations can be completed from almost any angle on parts mounted square to the table.
The increased swing and movement of the column allow larger surfaces to be machined. Because the lathe table is shorter than the table on the mill, the X-axis movement is somewhat limited, but Y-axis travel is substantial. The standard vertical milling column P/N 3050/3053 and deluxe column P/N 3480/3485 provide Z axis travel plus headstock rotation. The multi-direction column adds four more directions of movement to