Vertical Milling Machines
Buying a new machine tool is a big commitment. You're going to want to live with your choice of a mill for many years, so why not start with the best.
Wells-Index builds a quality line of knee-type milling machines. With over 80 years of experience behind us, we can assure you that every mill we build is the best and is a 100% U.S.A. manufactured product.
A Wells-Index milling machine demands your consideration. Read through the list of Wells-Index standard features and optional equipment below, and you'll see why.
On average, weighs 1,000 lbs more than competitor models
All castings made in the USA
Baldor drive motor, made in the USA
3hp continuous duty motor is quivilent to competitors 5hp peak hp rating
Most durable spindle head design in the industry
Internal head gears and spindles 30%-50% larger than Bridgeport designs
The preferred choice for Fortune 500 companies and US Military
Made in the USA, competitors use inferior parts and components imported from Taiwan and China
Fully customizable according to your requirements
Model 747-2, 747-2B (w/ Ballscrews on X & Y Axis)
Variable speed head with exclusive direct lever control for quick. easy speed adjustment.
Precision vernier scale for quick depth setting.
Rigid overarm on wide dovetails.
The spindle is supported by four (4) angular contact bearings for added rigidity and precision.
Stronger head clamping than usually found.
3 3/8" quill with the choice of #30 MMT or R-8 spindle taper.
Heavier than usual 10" x 48" table with coolant channels and 34" of travel. Available in manual or with optional power speed.
One-shot lube system.
Full hand wheels have large dials which are graduated in increments of .001
A power quill feed that is available at all spindle speeds and rated for a 5/8" diameter drill. 60% greater than most knee-type mills.
Large, heavily ribbed knee with wide ways.
Massive column and base for maximum machine rigidity.
Hand-scraped hard chrome ways.
30 MMT and other spindle taper options are available.
Longitudinal, cross, or knee power feeds.
Flood coolant systems.
Right-angle milling head.
Digital read-out systems.
Features of our Vertical Milling Machine:
Hard chrome ways
Dual locks on table, saddle & knee
One shot lubrication system
1 1/8" dia. precision ground lead screws
Table size overall - 10" x 48"
Spindle motor (continuous duty)
Dial graduations - 0.001"
Longitudinal range - 34"
Cross range - 14"
Vertical knee range - 16-1/2"
Spindle rotation - forward and reverse
Spindle speeds - infinitely variable
Back gears - 50 to 525 rpm
Direct Drive - 400 to 4200 rpm
Two machines in one! The 860C converts in less than 5 minutes from horizontal to vertical (or vice versa) and simultaneously does vertical and horizontal milling. The heavy-duty horizontal Features all-gear positive drive, with high-inertia Flywheel, 3 h.p. variable speed drive with direct lever control, and #40 MMT taper spindle equipped with draw bar. Also available are many of the standard Features and optional equipment of the Model 847.
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Many other accessories are available. Please contact the factory or your local distributor for complete details.
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