Wednesday, November 4, 2015

bridgeport power feed

The Bridgeport also came with this very nice power feed system for the x axis. It has a high and low range which can be selected for a whole range of speeds. Tonight I helped one of my students mill some brass rod that needed to be faced for a long section of the rod. We used the power feed to rapidly face the pieces and it saved us from having to stand there and crank the dials for the repeated longitudinal cuts. I've actually formed calluses from cranking the dials on my mini mill and non power feed bridgeport so this was really awesome to me. I'm sure most of you out there won't care, but I thought it was cool nonetheless... call me "simple".

1 comment:

Matthew Mabee said...

That would have been nice a few years back. Doing it the old way builds character.