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FRV30-200 (RF45) for sale

kylemp

Active Member
#1
Since I now have a Tormach in my basement I don't think I'm going to need this mill (although the inner packrat in me wants to..).
My original intention was to do a CNC conversion (this guy did a very impressive one https://www.cnczone.com/forums/benchtop-machines/122462-cnc-cad-32.html ) but that hasn't happened in the last while and I'm always short on time, but never projects.

As far as I know I bought it from the original owner, its a Force brand, which was house of tools brand until they went under.
It is a gear head which is very nice, has a power feed on the X axis, little if any damage to the table, as well as a dovetailed head with the ability to rotate (which I wanted badly).
The head is power up and down (you can see on the control panel thing), which is a nice feature. The ways are all in VERY good shape, I think it spent most of its used time drilling holes and surfacing but from what I understood the guy who owned it didn't really know how to use it and was a bit scared of it so it sat idle most of the time.

This is very similar to the machine Stefan Gotteswinter has, although I believe now that his has a 3600rpm motor (not a big deal to find and swap) to get a higher max rpm.
Kelly McLaughlin sold his on here at the beginning of last year, if you want more info you should check out his post (below).
https://canadianhobbymetalworkers.com/threads/selling-my-mill-and-tooling.797/

1.5kw 220v single phase, R8 spindle w/ ~5" quill travel, 15" Z travel, 30" X travel and 8" Y travel (roughly).
I don't know what tooling I have that is extra at this point, I know I have a more or less complete R8 collet set for it and a clamping set.
If you're interested let me know as I am going to post it on Kijiji in a few days. I'm not in a hurry to get rid of it, but I'd like the space back eventually.
Pics below.
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DPittman

Active Member
#2
Oh boy I think I gotta think! Ya ok...Im interested. You're in Calgary area right? How much do you want for it? (I'm sort of hoping you want too much for it then I don't have to make a hard decision). Oh boy...
 

DPittman

Active Member
#5
Yeah I'm in Calgary. I'm not certain on price yet but you can come over and check it out and we can talk about it..
I'm actually 3 hours south of Calgary. If I'm coming up that way to look at it, I will be coming home with it. LOL.
I gotta do some more self convincing that my family needs me to have a milling machine.
If you come about a price let me know please.