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FS: South Bend Vertical Mill - MIL3212 32" Table w/Powerfeed


Mar 20, 2014
Syracuse NY
South Bend Vertical Knee Mill - 32" Table w/Powerfeed


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This is a vertical knee mill very similar to a Bridgeport Mill from ~1965.
I purchased this from a local school and was going to keep it but just don't have the room. It operates on 3 phase, currently wired for 208V.
It uses 30 Taper tool holders and includes a tool holder and double taper collets. These do not use a drawbar, but rather set screws on the nose of the spindle.
This has the very rare x-axis mechanical powerfeed which uses a quick-change gearbox similar to those from the SB Lathe. It is in good working order.
It is currently under power and can be demonstrated.

Asking price includes everything pictured including
-4" Palmgren Machining Vise with Rotary Base
-5/8" T-Slot (1/2" Stud) Fixturing Kit as pictured
-Quick Change Tool Holder + Basic Collets
-2" Straight Shank Indexable Carbide Face Mill
-5' 12/4 SOOW Power Whip

Not included but available:
-Your choice of twist-lock plug such as L14-20P
-I can install an inexpensive VFD to allow this machine to run on 220V Household Single/Split Phase

Model # MIL3212 w/MIL3262 Powerfeed & Quick-Change Gearbox
3/4hp 208/220V 3-Phase can also be wired 440/480V
X-Axis Powerfeed with endstops and quick change gearbox. Uses independent 208V motor. Fully mechanical.
Table Working Dimensions: 32" Wide, 9.5" Deep - 5/8" T-Slots
Vertical Travel: 18" Knee, 4" Quill
Ram: Keyway Style - 4.5" Diameter, 15" Travel

Tool Holder: No. 30MM taper quick change
-Can use NTMB30 Tool Holder w/ER32 or ER40 Collets with slight modification.
Collets: Universal Engineering Z Series - up to 3/4" Collet

Located in Liverpool New York and asking $2300 or best offer.
Forklift loading is available.
Local delivery is available for additional cost.

Machine Dimensions LTL Shipping:
Pickup from Zip code 13088 - Commercial address with loading dock.
Palletized 40x48x84" 2100 lbs (Height of machine ~79" without pallet)

A video done about this mill by popular youtuber Mr Pete:
IN PRAISE of the SOUTH BEND VERTICAL MILL 732 tubalcain - YouTube

Information about modifying tool holders to fit:
ER collet chuck mod for South Bend mill | Home Model Engine Machinist Forum


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