Sherline Z-Axis Only CNC-Ready Upgrade Kit for 5000 Mill 6740


Sherline Z-Axis Only CNC-Ready Upgrade Kit for 5000 Mill 6740


Sherline Z-Axis Only CNC-Ready Upgrade Kit for 5000 Mill 6740

Z-Axis Only CNC-Ready Upgrade for the Sherline 5000 Mill. This kit will upgrade the inch mill version. The metric is also available, please contact us to request it.

About the Sherline CNC-Ready Conversion Kits

Any existing Sherline lathe or mill can be converted to CNC-ready status. The installation will involve drilling and tapping several holes to attach the stepper motor mounts.

The kits include drill blocks that are attached to the appropriate table or bed using the single existing hole and then two new holes are drilled using the block as a guide. The holes are then tapped and the new mount installed. In the case of the mill column and the lathe leadscrew, a new leadscrew must also be installed. Complete instructions for the conversion are supplied with the kits.

The 6740/6745 CNC-Ready Mill Upgrade Kit

The 6740 (6745 metric) is designed for the 5000/5400-series mills, which includes the following:

  • 1 stepper motor mount
  • CNC-RH Coupling Preload Nut
  • 2 Stepper Motor Preload Bearings
  • 1 CNC Coupling
  • CNC Template, Bed Bushing
  • Screws for Motor Mount Attachment
  • Conversion and assembly instructions

What does “CNC-Ready” mean?

CNC-ready means the machine is ready to bolt on stepper motors and apply CNC control to them by means of a system that the user must supply. If you are not capable of developing your own CNC system, several aftermarket suppliers offer stepper motors, drivers and CNC software to complete the system.

UPGRADE NOTICE: If you are converting a manual mill to CNC, you will also need to purchase the Mill CNC Z-Axis Backlash Adjustment Kit (sold separately). Also please note. Any new Sherline machine can also be ordered from the factory with stepper motor mounts already installed. Please contact us for more information. You may also browse through our website for specs and pricing details.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in