Axminster Model Engineer Series SX1 Micro Mill

Code: 505098

Axminster Model Engineer Series SX1 Micro Mill

Code: 505098

£548.50 (£457.08 Ex. VAT)

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Key Features

Model Engineer Classification & 3 Year Guarantee
  • A machine with two functions - vertical mill or small pillar drill
  • Coarse feed for drilling, fine for milling
  • Column tilts up to 45° for angled machining
  • Two electronically variable control spindle speed ranges
  • Cast iron construction
  • Supplied with 10mm chuck, drawbar and service tools

In Detail

The SX1 Micro Mill is a two function machine, operating either as a vertical mill or as a small pillar drill. The work can be either clamped directly onto the table with the aid of 8mm T-nuts, studs and clamping bars, or held in a suitable machine vice and then moved under the rotating milling cutter using the traversing controls on the table. There is a choice of coarse handle feed of the quill for drilling or fine screw control for precise setting of the milling cutter depth. The column can be tilted by up to 45° either side of vertical for angled machining. The choice of two spindle speed ranges, both with electrically variable control, gives considerable freedom in cutter diameter and material type. Although small in size, this machine, with its predominantly cast iron construction, is man enough to tackle a whole range of small tasks in the home model engineer's workshop and is an excellent companion to the micro lathe. It is supplied with 10mm capacity chuck, chuck key, drawbar and service tools. Drawbar thread is M10.

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Drilling Capacity 10mm
End Milling Capacity 10mm
Face Milling Capacity 16mm
Head Tilt 45°L 0° 45°R
Lateral Table Movement 90mm
Longitudinal Table Movement 180mm
Model Axminster Model Engineer Series SX1
Nett Weight 40kg
Nose of Spindle to Table [Max] 255mm
Overall L x W x H 430 x 355 x 715mm
Power 150W
Rating Model Engineer
Spindle Speed Variable 100-1,000 & 100-2,000rpm
Spindle Taper 2MT
Spindle Travel 30mm
Table Size 240 x 145mm
Table Travel 180 x 90mm
Throat 140mm
T Slot Size 8mm
Reviews (2)

Reviews (2)


Hans Östlund

16 August 2015

Very good small machine

Where can I find the belt conversion?


20 August 2014

Excelent machine,excelent quality, ideal for a small workshop/hobbyist

I bought an sx1 a few years ago and i have converted it to cnc and fitted a longer bed (available from axminster).
The quality is excellent but in my opinion it has only three drawbacks.
1. It is a bit noisy which i think is a gearbox noise due to nylon gears. (there is a mod out to fit a belt drive)..
2. The vertical thickness of the headstock ,which slides vertically up the column ,could be made longer to give a little more rigidity when milling. (see advert for the SX2 which has a thicker headstock and is belt driven)
3. The fine feed is very sloppy and is not at all accurate, but if you tighten the column up so that it is moveable but very stiff then the fine feed can be advanced by a known amount but then lock the column before each cut.
I enquired about a spare motor in case i ever needed one and i was told that you cannot buy them separately.
Overall i am very pleased with the quality of the machine and i use it regularly.I would certainly buy another but probably the SX2 for its additional features and a 3/8 whitworth drawbar would be useful.

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