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Now, John, that just isn't true at all!If the X axis can pivot then with appropriate gearing coupling the indexer to the X axis you can cut helical gears. Much harder to do on a vertical mill. Unless you have CNC.
I sit corrected.Now, John, that just isn't true at all!
Seriously, if you can tilt your vertical mill head to the side, you can do exactly the same as if it was a horizontal mill, except it is rotated 90 degrees.
More Horizontal mills than vertical ones, come equipped with an offsetting (Universal) table, but you can still set up to do helical milling with a vertical!
Tooling is hard to come by and expensive for horizontal mills. Maybe he has tooling to go with it. B&S taper stuff is pure gold, but on a horizontal not an issue.Hmmm. Interesting. Thx for thinking of me.
Outline for me the disadvantages of a horizontal mill, as opposed to vertical, pls.