Bridgeport Series I CNC

Found this machine when looking for a knee mill to supplement the limited milling capability of my Smithy 1220XL. Price was right, so drove a few hours to inspect it. Machine is physically sound, controller system was working when pulled, all it needs is some adapter plates, scales mounted, and wires connected then I'll be crashing end mills in no time!
 
This machine has the Erickson Quick-Change 30 spindle, but also has a drawbar so it can use NMTB #30 tooling. Will definitely have to work on making it a power drawbar, since it's a bit of a stretch to reach the top of the machine, even with my 6'+ height!
 
Click on any picture (other than the first one) to see the high-resolution originals.  There are a few manuals that I found on the 'net at the bottom of this page.
  

 

I bought it! Now I just need to get it home. I came up with an elaborate plan to get the several thousand pound machine off the trailer, then I realized - I have a gravel driveway, I have a little tractor with a loader - it would be easier to lower the trailer than to try and lift the mill off piece by piece, so I dug a hole:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Nobody will want to see the unsafe way I unloaded this, so let's just say it magically got into my garage without falling over and killing someone.

 

 

 

 

 

Thankfully most of this cabinet can go away once I switch it to VFD power!



Another gentleman's experience restoring life to an old Series I CNC: http://tomwade.me/tw/machinist/nm
 
 
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Ross Colton,
Nov 19, 2012, 11:40 AM
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Ross Colton,
Nov 19, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Ross Colton,
Nov 19, 2012, 11:52 AM
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Ross Colton,
Nov 26, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Ross Colton,
Nov 26, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Ross Colton,
Nov 26, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Ross Colton,
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