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Dream of owning a Bridgeport Mill


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Old 10-03-2010, 08:18:53 AM
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Default Dream of owning a Bridgeport Mill

My dream of owning a bridgeport ended yesterday when i obtained this 2j bridgeport mill. It has a lyman mk4 power quill feed and an oiler system also. Should look good sitting beside my 13x36 southbend lathe. Sorry about the picture quality "cell phone pictures". I will get some new pictures when i get back out to the garage.
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Default Re: Dream of owning a bridgeport

Good find, JK-I too wanted & looked for years for a BP, or a mill of any kind. western CO is a long ways from the center of the universe as far as machine tools, but finally one popped up...mine has the Lyman power feed, too. If you find any info or support for the Lyman, I would appreciate knowing about it-I couldn't find anything on them any more. Mine works fine, but would be nice to know if there's any support out there at all...good luck w/the BP-
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Did you get any tooling with your BP?

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Didnt get any tooling with the mill, but have been buying tooling when i seen it at auctions in the past. I started buying the tooling long before i found the mill...
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Nice find, congrats. Now, can I borrow your four leaf clover, rabbit's foot, or whatever you used for the good luck?
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very nice mill. i also wanted a bp for a long time and in this part of town race tickets and beach towels is about it. i did wait and ended up with a 69 j 9x42 with newer screws and 1/2 nuts. .006 on x and.009 on y for backlash. 2500.00 got it and paid for itself in no time. i made some custom parts before the bail outs. if i had gone new i wouldnt have a car, mill, lathe , or house.
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I do not have a BP but one of the table top Taiwan imports. I have owned it for almost 25 years. I did buy it with the R-8 spindle. One of the handiest tools I have bought for it, is one of the boring head.
A friend has a BP that recently I used to shape some wood, that wood worked would not touch/did not understand what I wanted. This job involved using a dividing head.

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Default Re: Dream of owning a Bridgeport Mill

Tooling is a major cost if you are going to get serious about using the machine, fortunately R8 tooling is plentiful, both used and new.

We bought a Beaver turret mill a few years back, and over the years bought up a lot of 40Int tooling for it, mostly cheap as machining companies were selling up fast over here in the UK.

Clarkson cutter holders, end mills, slot drills, collets etc etc were all added, but the move into the workshop got delayed by a factory move, so it is all in storage still.

The other good buy was a couple of tooling cabinets, which enabled all that stuff to be kept clean and tidy.

Replaceable tip cutters have all but replaced HSS cutters, but even those are coming down in price now.

The last bits we bought were a decent but old boring head, and a big Sandvik milling cutter with replaceable tips, that was a bargain!

We have a table-top drill/mill at the factory which I need to get on to, it needs a repair of the variable speed drive, but as it isn't a main production tool it gets put on one side.

I'll get some pictures sorted out.

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I have 7 mills. 4 vertical 3 horizontal. I live in the heart of Ohio. You know where there is hardly any manufacturing left. Bridgeports are cheaper to buy than ship anchors. Try McKean Machinery or any other machine dealer in Cleveland, Oh. Tons of used tooling. Good luck and enjoy.
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