28 June 2014
Design is weirdHave the Axminster Mirco Drill and bought this table to go with it. The lead screw nut has about 1.5mm backlash after 1 years use about 1 hour per day for modifying electrical jig parts. The table is quite heavy and doesn't shake with the rest of the machine, which is a good thing, but to me they have a left hand acme lead screw for the x axis (side to side) but a right handed lead screw for the y axis (front to back). All the other machines i've ever used (bridgeports etc) have had left hand acme threads so you wind in clockwise (righty tighty) and anti-clockwise to feed out or back towards your hand wheel. Don't understand how they used one thread for one and another for the other feed. Don't know if this is common or I got a bad one.
Agreed with the other comment that the graduations should be 0-10th and will probably make some custom dials and replace the y axis lead screw a left hand thread and replace the nut etc. Ok for the money but badly designed if designed at all. Make me think someone doesn't fully understand how machines work.
28 December 2012
Let down by the description.The build quality and feel of the table is very good. Movement is smooth and without discernible play.
Graduations of 0-10 would seem to make more sense on a 1mm per rev hand wheel, 0-5 seems likely to invite errors, but I can live with it.
Key Features describes overall height as 63mm, but it is actually nearer 73mm, which is ok if you have the clearance....I don't! This mistake reduces what would otherwise be 5 stars.
Mr Luca Waldner
7 March 2009
Great!Very good tool, great quality, very precise and smooth sliding (after using it a little).