Victoria horizontal milling machine

  1. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Spotted the above machine for sale on Facebook Marketplace.
    Rather than post this in the non-members items I thought it might be worth posting it here as I’m curious.
    The ad says “missing handles and spindles which can be found on eBay” but to me it looks like it needs a whole lot more than that before it could be put to work?
    He wants £250 for it. It’s of no interest to me, it’s just that to my untrained eye it looks like skip fodder.
     
  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Doesn't look too neglected.
    Handles are no bother.
    Spindles intact it's the arbour that's missing to hold the cutters.
    Top of the Mills on backwards for some reason.
    Not being sold for silly money.
     
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  3. scottmk1

    scottmk1 Forum Supporter

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    3 faze lol. Might be worth a punt for someone with a bit of time to put into it and get it up and running again.
     
  4. 123hotchef Member

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    I saw that on FB too passed on it
     
  5. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    I did think it looked a bit odd. :laughing:
    Looks like the top has been removed, painted then put back on wrong.
    Probably thought they’d tart it up and sell it for more but lost interest.
    Having had a look at all the other photos, the first one makes it look worse than it is.
     
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  6. earthman Member

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    That made me laugh too.:laughing:
     
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  7. Pete.

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    Sold now not surprised as it's a universal Deckel clone.
     
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  8. Maker

    Maker nEw mEmBeR

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    It's a good sized mill if you can shift it and power it. Looks like an ISO40 taper so it'll handle a fairly big cutter. The table is rusted but doesn't look like its been drilled so should clean up okay.

    I wonder if the handles were removed for a CNC conversion, don't think I've seen a CNC horizontal.
     
  9. grim_d

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    They only come with one handle, it's like the handle on the knee of a Bridgeport. It's a pain to be honest.

    It's spring loaded on the table to stop you leaving the handle on during power feed, I took the springs out because it was a nuisance.

    Is that so? Which deckel did they clone?
     
  10. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Do they not have a gearbox affair that fitted on the front to turn it into a vertical mill with the head reversed?
     
  11. grim_d

    grim_d Forum Supporter

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    I'm pretty sure this is a U1 (U for universal, note the swivel table). If it's anything like my U0 it would have a spur gear that bolts to the end of the horizontal spindle to drive the vertical head.

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  12. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    My bad I was thinking of Alexander.
     
  13. brightspark

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    not a lot of use without a vertical head :)
     
  14. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    I have a pallas horizontal miller smaller than that one in photo I don't use probably . either scrap it or flog it for about 90 quid. its not clapped out its just sat there as I got another
     
  15. ronan

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    If you could pick up a Bridgeport or clone vertical head, its pretty simple to bolt it on to the overarm and make a really useful machine for not much money.
     
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  16. grim_d

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    It's not on backwards it's just pushed back and the overhang is a good place to store the arbor support.

    You can see witness marks and grease buildup where the vertical head was mounted...it was likely never used as a horizontal.
     
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  17. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Yeah I realised that after posting.
     
  18. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    This is back up for sale again.
     
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  19. Rig Pig

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    Nice solid old machine for a very attractive price, I'm amazed it hasn't been snapped up.
     
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  20. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    It was sold on eBay but the buyer didn’t pay.
     
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