Quiet, good looking and multifunctional. For accuracies of up to 0.05 mm.
A machining centre for milling, drilling and countersinking which has yet to be equalled. Made in Europe.
Milling head can be pivoted by 360° (with degree graduation). Preset rotational speed by simple moving of Poly V-belt. Sleeve feed (30mm) using drilling lever with scale ring (1 graduation line = 1mm). Uses ER20 collets.
Workpiece fixing using 6 - 8 - 10 and 12mm chucks (included in delivery). Extension height adjustment using hand wheel with scale ring (1 turn = 2mm). Solid, plane-milled compound table in steel with three continuous T-slots for size 8 standard T-nuts.
230V. 400W. 50/60Hz. Spindle speeds 180, 350, 550, 800, 1,300 and 2,500rpm. Extension (to spindle centre) 100mm. Column 120 x 100 x 420mm. Table 400 x 125mm. Traverse range vertical (z-axis) 220mm, transverse (x-axis) 310mm, depth (y-axis) 100mm. Total height 780mm. Weight approx. 47kg.
|Lateral Table Movement||310mm|
|Longitudinal Table Movement||100mm|
|Spindle Speed||(6) 180 - 2,500rpm|
27 May 2016
A quality bench top mill, for those with limited space, but not without its issues.I bought my FF500 to upgrade from using a vertical slide in my lathe. At 50kg it's not light, but it is movable by one person relatively easily. The key reason I bought it was because I've owned and been totally blown away by the capabilities of the MF70, so I reasoned that this is going to be like that, but much better. I asked Axminster if the column and its dovetailed slides were steel, to which they replied yes, they would be steel. Unfortunately after I'd bought it, I found out that the column is in fact an Aluminium extrusion, a scaled up design, borrowed from the MF70. This being the case, rigidity is always going to be a compromise, so you've got to be mindful of these physical limitations, when you decide what to mill and how to mill it. Like many things in life, marriage included, having too high expectations going in to a partnership can be a sure way to find dissappointment. However, if you are considerate of the realistic nature of things, a great deal of happiness awaits you.
8 February 2016
Nowhere near the quality I was expecting.I received this mill today, after waiting a month for delivery.
23 December 2015
proxxon ff500Excellent quality and top marks for accuracy.You need to keep in mind that large work is out of the remit for this machine but for modelling and fine work it is excellent in all respects.I find it an absolute pleasure to use and the quality is outstanding! Buy with confidence as you will not be disappointed!