Sherline Lathe Deluxe Manual Vertical Milling Column 3480


Sherline Lathe Deluxe Manual Vertical Milling Column 3480

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Sherline Lathe Deluxe Manual Vertical Milling Column 3480

Manual Vertical Milling Column

With this attachment the Sherline lathe can be quickly and easily converted into a small milling machine. The attachment consists of a steel dovetailed vertical column with a solid aluminum base. The base attaches to the bed of the lathe in place of the headstock. The headstock then mounts to a dovetailed saddle on the vertical column. Parts to be machined are mounted on the crosslide. This deluxe version replaces the standard handwheel with a 2-1/2″ adjustable “zero” handwheel.

New Feature! Vertical milling columns now include an oil reservoir on the saddle nut to keep the leadscrew lubricated.

Economical Entryway to Milling

This most economical way to get into milling. Most standard vertical milling operations are possible with this attachment, with only size being the basic limitation. Conversion from the lathe to milling takes less than one minute. You can use almost all Sherline milling accessories with the setup. At a later date, should you wish to upgrade to a complete vertical milling machine, the column will fit the Sherline XY bases (P/N 5200/5210, or 5401/5411). This offers a cost savings compared to purchasing a complete vertical milling machine, because you save the cost of a second headstock, motor and speed control.

Explanation of terms: As used in reference to the Sherline product line, a MILL COLUMN is a column for use on a mill. It is on the mill base with two 1/4-20 bolts. A VERTICAL MILLING COLUMN is for use on the lathe to add a milling capability. It has a large hole in the center which fits over the headstock pin on the lathe base and a set screw. The lathe’s headstock/motor/speed control unit is relocated from the pin on the base to the pin on the vertical milling column saddle. In practice, all vertical milling column bases now have both the single hole for the pin AND the two holes for use on a mill base, so they can be used for either application, whereas mill columns can only be used on a mill base.

NOTE: Columns made prior to January 1996 will need modification to fit the XY table. Call Sherline for details.

Additional information

Weight 17 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 10 × 10 in

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