How to Use a Manual Milling Machine

To begin the process on using a Manual Milling Machine, Always think safety first!. Always wear safety glasses to protect our eyes. Also, Pay attention on what you are doing at all times when using the machine because if you don't you can easily hurt yourself.

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Step 1: Video of Using a Manual Milling Machine

This video will show you how to use a Manual Mill and explains the different parts to know to use it properly.

On the next slide, I will show a close picture on the different parts of the machine to have an idea what I was using on the video.

Step 2: X Axis

Close look of the handle and the rapid switch on the X axis. This is where you can move the table back and forth when machining a part.

Step 3: Z Axis

A picture of the Z axis and this is where you can move the table up and down by using the handle or the rapid switch to get close to the spindle and start machining.

Step 4: High Gear and Low Gear

On the picture you can see a letter that's H and an L, That would be your High Gear and Low Gear. As you can see, its on High Gear because that means you can turn on the spindle speed as fast as you want. The only time people used Low Gear is when people are drilling a hole on the part and using a bigger drill.

Step 5: Turning on the Spindle

On the picture you can see a red switch and it says Forward and Reverse. Most of the time when turning on the spindle most people would normally used the Forward switch because when people are machining a part its always on High Gear and that means faster RPM and more options to change the speed to have a better finish.

Step 6: Quill Handle

As you can see on the picture there's a long handle and that would be your Quill. The purpose of that is you can move it up and down to drill a hole on your parts if needed. Its similar to using a drill press.

Step 7: Conclusion

Hopefully this video will give you an idea on how to use a Manual Milling Machine properly. Also remember, Always safety first when using the machine or any other machines.

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