Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: bridgeport

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    cochranville,pa.
    Posts
    15

    bridgeport

    I have been looking to buy my first bridgeport mill but I need help.I never used one before and there are so many models. After 3 weeks I found a 3/4 hp single phase 115v. one in very good shape. Is this going to be underpowered compared to the 1 1/2 to 2 hp. ones.?It is a9x42. I looked at rotary phase converters also for the 3 phase models. I want to get the best one I can the first time around and grow into it as I get experience.Thanks for any advice. Glenn

  2. #2
    Administrator Cebby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    1,300

    Re: bridgeport

    Here's a thread with some good info.

    My thinking is treat this like a welder purchase. Buy as much power as you can afford. More power is better, but the condition of the ways and operating parts is probably more important. I believe the J-Head model is the more desirable one to get.

    I'm no expert (since I haven't taken the plunge either yet). Hopefully Mxtras will chime in.
    Last edited by Cebby; 10-06-2007 at 01:33 PM.
    My vehicle sites: 1993 Toyota 4Runner & 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    **NEW** - UZswap.com - a site dedictated to sharing tech about swapping Toyota V8's into 4Runners and Trucks

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    cochranville,pa.
    Posts
    15

    Re: bridgeport

    This is a series 1 12jbr. I think it was built around 1967.

  4. #4
    Contributing Member MXtras's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Somewhere in Virginia
    Posts
    891

    Re: bridgeport

    The condition of the ways is more important than the HP of the motor.

    Finding a lower HP BP with chrome ways is the ultimate for a used BP - the lower HP means it was not likely purchased for production and the chrome ways mean you have a better likelyhood that the ways are in decent condition. A central lubricator is icing on the cake.

    Even a .5HP BP is very capable. If you are driving a larger cutter, you use the pulleys to slow it way down. Plus - you do not want to abuse your machine.

    A three phase motor can easily be run off of single phase power. Don't let the phase of the motor steer you from a good machine. A VFD can be had for less than $175.

    Post up your finds - let's have a look.

    Scott
    If it wasn't for the last minute I wouldn't get anything done

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    cochranville,pa.
    Posts
    15

    Re: bridgeport

    Thanks Mxtras, I am not too good on posting pics.Can I send you a pm? Glenn

  6. #6
    Contributing Member MXtras's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Somewhere in Virginia
    Posts
    891

    Re: bridgeport

    PM received and reply sent.


    The BP he has located is in unbelievable shape, guys. If he picks this up, he is one lucky SOB!!!

    All he would have to do is paint it blue and he will be ready for action!

    Keep us informed, Mr. Kool one.

    Scott
    If it wasn't for the last minute I wouldn't get anything done

  7. #7
    Contributing Member MXtras's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Somewhere in Virginia
    Posts
    891

    Re: bridgeport

    I happen to know there is progress here, but LL Kool-J is holding back the goods. Shake 'em loose, Glenn!

    Scott
    If it wasn't for the last minute I wouldn't get anything done

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    cochranville,pa.
    Posts
    15

    Re: bridgeport

    Ok,I picked up the mill on monday . Transported. it home and transfered it over to the trailer. Saturday I will run it down to my shop and give er a good cleaning. I took some pics during the offload and wiil take some more before and after shots as well.Then the agony will start getting the pics onsite so ya-all can see. I also have a Teco 2hp. vfd on the way .Glenn

  9. #9
    Contributing Member MXtras's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Somewhere in Virginia
    Posts
    891

    Re: bridgeport

    .....never heard of a 2 horsepower taco......




    Oh yeah! Take lots of pics! And make sure you post them up.

    You might want to start a new thread (?)

    Cebby will hook you up with posting the pics, too - you mentioned you are not so swift at this. Let's have a "posting pics primer" from the forum master himself, shall weeee?

    Scott
    If it wasn't for the last minute I wouldn't get anything done

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    cochranville,pa.
    Posts
    15

    Re: bridgeport

    I second the motion.Actually I did post my avatar once on chevytalk from my picture trail site but that took 3 days to get it done. Glenn

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •