Today I am going to be giving my thoughts on my Mini Mill that I have been using for almost half a year now. I bought it near the end of May 2021 and I have used it almost every day, making many little projects and lathe upgrades, many I have shared here on he channel.
Having used long enough, I now feel comfortable sharing my experience with this mini milling machine. Ill go through its specs, capabilities and quirks, as well as the pros and cons that I have run into. I will also try and give an assessment to the question, is an import mill like this worth it. I will also try and compare this mill to the more popular, but smaller Sieg X2 and SX2 variants, and detail why I chose this mill over those.
They are a large investment and still run the risk of quality issues. I hope you find this video useful.
Mill: Sieg X2.7L
Lathe : Sieg C3 7×14 Mini lathe
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0:00 – Introduction
0:49 – Why I Bought A Mill
1:35 – Dimensions and Work Area
4:33 – Costs
5:53 – What You Get With The Mill
9:04 – Quality And Quality Issues
11:56 – Spindle, Morse Taper And Drawbar
15:10 – Quill And DRO
17:07 – Motor And Spindle Belt Drive
17:53 – Solid And Tilting Column
18:50 – Control Panel
19:34 – Mill Table And T – Slots
21:58 – Dial, Handwheel And Leadscrew
24:32 – Way Cover
25:00 – Table Drainage Port
25:23 – Milling Performance
27:28 – Was It Worth It? – Conclusion