My new (old) milling machine (56k die)

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My new (old) milling machine (56k die)

Post by LaCroix » 2019-07-11 10:52am

Rákosi Müvek M1
(Also known as Csepel or Kart)

Beefy little thing 800kg (1800lbs)

800x180 mm table, 480/180/480 XYZ motion, 6 speed power feed on X
12 speeds, 90-1800rpm
1.5 hp, Morse 3 spindle

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In surprisingly good shape, I've put a indicator to it while testing, and there is virtually no wobble on anything - the old owner (bought it back then from factory) kept it in really good shape. I'm pretty sure he did rebuild it at one point or another - because duh - 60+ year old machine - but expertly.

Pretty good haul - two boxes of tools, collets, whatnot, 3 vises, 2 dividing heads, a ton of horizontal arbors, as well. Paid less than a thousand dollars for it.

I was originally eyeing a Bridgeport, but being aware of my clinical pattern :mrgreen: , I could convince mayself that I did not really need a 1.5 ton machine that could mill 800mm pieces in one go, and it was more important that it would fit into the house (after finishing it). So no, this is not the final resting place, I hope to have it moved inside the actual house before winter.

I'll be posting some more pictures of me cleaning it up, draining/replacing all the fluids, and fixing the little things that need some love.
The dangly cable contraption in front, for example, is supposed some kind of a dual switch panel that can be attached to the spindle lever for auto-reverse, for tapping.
Will have to test that out once I got it wired up - I had to buy a 380V plug for it, because it still had the original bakelite factory plug.
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Re: My new (old) milling machine (56k die)

Post by Jaepheth » 2019-07-11 08:51pm

Nice find; I'm very jealous.

What do you plan on making?
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Re: My new (old) milling machine (56k die)

Post by Rogue 9 » 2019-07-11 11:08pm

Is anyone actually still on 56k?

And very nice. :)
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Re: My new (old) milling machine (56k die)

Post by LaCroix » 2019-07-12 05:15am

What are my plans? Of course, more knives and swords!

It's a really sturdy mill, and will do fine doing the rough shaping of my forged parts before all the tedious hand shaping starts.

I also plan to use it to build my power hammers and belt sander projects, and the mass production once I start rolling them out to customers :D.
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Re: My new (old) milling machine (56k die)

Post by InsaneTD » 2019-07-12 06:04am

I'd love to have a machine like that. Got no where to put it though. Look forward to seeing it worked on/with.
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Is anyone actually still on 56k?

And very nice. :)
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