The model I'm getting is the most basic they have and their least expensive unit I'm willing to break my piggy bank for. The other constraint is on the limited space I have in my home shop.
This is how it looks on www.wabeco-remscheid.de (the photo and drawings are from the Wabeco site):
|I don't know what the 'E' stands for but this should be the unit I'm getting.|
The machine, according to the specs given on the website, weighs 85kg, which is a concern to me as I don't know if my work bench can take it in operation. I stood at my shop looking at the bench area and decided to have it on the spot where the Proxxon PD400 is sitting. That's the area with sufficient support beneath the bench for drawers and stuff.
The dimensions from the front and side are given below:
|It sure looks small from the first pic in this post till you look at the dimensions, especially after taking into consideration the space required on both side of the mill to transverse the X axis.|
From the dimensions given above, I realized that I'm hitting the limits of the bench space. This means that I'll have to release the bench space currently occupied by the Sherline 5410. I'm quite reluctant to do that as I'm in the midst of installing the iGaging scales and DROs on it. It is also very convenient for smaller jobs with the available tools and accessories in the shop. Maybe I'll start by giving it some floor space beneath the bench as it is portable enough to be moved. Unless someone can offer me an attractive enough price to take it off me, together with the Horizontal Milling Conversion Base and the iGaging scales & DROs. But... how much is attractive to tempt me to sell? I've no answer. Don't really like to selling my stuff though I've been a salesperson for all my working life so far...
I'll take that as a good problem, a blessing rather than lack. I thank daddy God for the blessings showering at me despite what I am and what I am not.