This rugged and well made machine with good capacities and plenty of power is a good choice for the serious home engineer, school D & T department or small professional workshop. The belt driven head provides a useful range of 12 speeds, 100-2,080 rpm and is quiet in operation. The head can be re-positioned on the column with the aid of a handle driven rack and pinion drive; fine height control is achieved by a low geared control wheel, whilst the drilling downfeed is achieved with the 3-arm control wheel on the right of the head. The fine downfeed control can be locked firmly in position when milling and the mill also features an easy-to-read inboard depth stop. The spindle is driven by a powerful 1.5kW induction motor via a 12 speed belt drive system, which is smooth running and very reliable. The table has three 14mm T-slots to allow the mounting of work directly or in a milling vice, and is positioned with two large diameter control wheels with metric calibrations for the horizontal axis. There are two moveable stops to control the traverse length of travel and the table can be locked into position in either axis. It is supplied with a 13mm drill chuck and arbor, ER32 collet holder, tools and interlocked chuck guard. The ZX30M can be mounted either on a solidly made bench (please note the weight of 270kg!) or on our custom-made floor stand. This stand is made of heavy duty steel sheet and measures 795mm high, 580mm wide and 750mm deep. Another useful accessory is the power feed unit (700095), which can be fitted to the left hand end of the table to provide a smooth variable speed drive to the traverse travel.
Please note: the ZX30M Mill is graduated METRIC only.
|Diameter of Column||115 mm|
|End Milling Capacity||20 mm|
|Face Milling Capacity||75 mm|
|Lateral Table Movement||175 mm|
|Longitudinal Table Movement||500 mm|
|Max Drilling Mild Steel||30 mm|
|Nett Weight||270 kg|
|Nose of Spindle to Table [Max]||475 mm|
|Overall L x W x H||1,095 mm x 1,010 mm x 1,125 mm|
|Spindle Speed||100 - 2,080 rpm (12)|
|Spindle Taper||3 MT|
|Spindle Travel||130 mm|
|Table Size||730 mm x 210 mm|
|T Slot Size||14 mm|
22 March 2018
Update to my review.In my original review I didn't think much of the stand I had seen before I bought my mill. I have just been in to my local Axminster and the stand they now have for the ZX30M is more solid than before. I still don't think it's good value but it does now appear it may be man enough for the job. Only fair to acknowledge the improvement.
3 February 2018
Great all rounderZX30M Mill Drill from Axminster Tools
MR R HANCOCK
6 September 2015
MILLING MACHINELove my milling machine for my Model Engineering seems very accurate.
3 August 2015
Pleased with ZX-30MThought i'd better put up the good news on the recent ZX30M after all the noise i made about obtaining an accurate machine.