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Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2009, 02:21:07 PM »
N4NV,

On your link you stated your model no. as "5VBK"
mine is "5BVK".  1989.  also was Allan Bradley 8400 Bandit control.
I have mine totaly enclosed. Check out the Yamazen folder on my photobucket link.

Nice machines.

Ed
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Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 08:34:38 PM »
that's a VERY sexy conversion and I'm in considerable envy of the travel speed. I must see if I can snag a faster computer for my rig, mine seems rather limited in terms of the speed of the pulse train it can generate. Well done, great job there :)

I've been told it would go faster is I installed a SmoothStepper card.

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Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2009, 04:42:23 AM »
look like very nice mills, definitely a leap up from a Bridgeport series 1. What is the taper on them?
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Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2009, 07:40:44 AM »
look like very nice mills, definitely a leap up from a Bridgeport series 1. What is the taper on them?
Hood

Mine is an NMTB40.

Vince
Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2009, 01:07:41 PM »
mine too.  NMBT40 W/ Power draw bar

Ed
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Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2009, 03:40:42 PM »
Looks to be very similar in size to the Beaver NC5 mill I am doing at the moment, same taper and travels are just slightly smaller than the NC5. I am really looking forward to getting it running as the Bridgeports tiny travels and lack of rigidity are a PITA.
Hood
Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2009, 05:17:58 PM »
Hood,

 Yes , Bridgeport has a good name, but rigidity not. Those tilting heads are easily knocked out of wack.
Poor design with those long studs holding the head position.  Only good for light duty.

When's that Beaver going to be done? I want to see some Beaver pictures.  ;D

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Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2009, 05:23:19 PM »

Hood,

 Yes , Bridgeport has a good name, but rigidity not. Those tilting heads are easily knocked out of wack.
Poor design with those long studs holding the head position.  Only good for light duty.

The Bridgeport I have is a rigid ram type so no tilting head but it is only very slightly more rigid that the vee ram Bridgeports and the puny 3 1/8 quill doesnt help much.

When's that Beaver going to be done? I want to see some Beaver pictures.  ;D

Ed

LOL I am sure you are much too old for that ;D

Hood
Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2009, 05:34:50 PM »
:D  :D D,

Neeeever to old to look, but thats all I can do.
Britt would kill me.   :D

Ed
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Re: Excel Pinnacle vertical mill
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2009, 05:43:01 PM »
LOL
I should really start a thread with info on the NC5 retrofit I suppose.
Notice I missed out the actual name of the mill and just used the model number, cant have you old guys getting heart attacks ;D

Hood