table and deal with the combined use of BFE 65 and KT x as KBF. Note please that the BFE . as part of the HOBBYMAT system. Fig. 6 shows the. Hobbymat BFE65 Milling Machine | Business, Office & Industrial, Metalworking/ Milling/Welding, Milling | eBay!. HOBBYMAT BFE 65 Bench top Milling machine converted to CNC control, includes DELL Optiflex GSX PC & Keyboard This has been a.

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Two interesting points concern the mounting of the vertical head within the bracket that fastens to the back of the bed: Counting turns of a handwheel is error-prone, inefficient and… dull. The only gripe I have is that the Y-axis in the head stopped working after about a month. Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.

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However the KT mill table was in need of some TLC… it was covered in muck and sometime in the past someone had broken both of the handwheels probably when trying to move it. I installed the scale upside down — with the reading head at the bottom.

See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab I have used this set-up for a year and a half, including some very messy jobs… Apart from the problem with the Y-axis on the display packing up, the DROs have proved more useful and robust than I could ever have hoped.


Thats pretty quick for a small table. Top view showing the two-part bracket, the aluminium top cover with its milled slot. I’ve seen more capable brand new Mill’s at Axminster for a few hundred more which could be a valid alternative. No additional import charges on delivery. Deciding to gear down your steppers is a balance between rapid speeds and torque available while cutting.

I am not expecting supreme accuracy from a mini-mill. The display head comes with a number of functions. Back to home page Return to top.

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Even if stopped and started several times the symptoms may not reappear so, if you are contemplating a used example, warm the miller up by running it for ten minutes on top speed and then do a stop-start test at least a dozen times on every speed. Similar sponsored items Feedback on our suggestions – Bfe665 sponsored items. Hence, should the column prove to be out of line in a fore and aft direction, the only solution is to shim the bracket mounting faces at the top or bottom.

Warco are Chinese but apparently they are made to the specs agreed and quality control imposed by the UK supplier and have quite a strong following.

For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab. The heads have a mm or so of play in them perpendicular to travel, which made installing them easy. Machining Bakelite is a bastard.


No, create an account now. The complete Hobbymat BFE vertical milling machine with its mm x mm table. Closed down onto the column by two cap-head screws, bfee65 support casting employs a third screw acting to spring it open slightly to aid removal rather in the manner of the tailstock and carriage fitting to the bed. I did not follow this up with the seller… The scales had solid mounting holes, and featured a yellow strip that neatly opened and closed hobbymst the link to hhobbymat reading head.

Learn more – opens in a new window or tab Postage: Also it would make more sense to have slotted or square ends rather than a hex bolt head, as it is difficult to get a spanner over the gib screws on the lower plate. X-axis scales installed, and after a year or so of use. What do you plan to cut hobbymmat this setup?

The plastic way covers work remarkably well, although after extensive use they could probably do with replacement… You can also see the Y-axis scale below. It’s driving 5mm lead 16mm RM linearmotionbearing ballscrews.

Top tips for machining Bakelite:. First I went to the usual suspects: