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Gorton Vertical Milling Machine


Just picked up an 8-D Superspeed mill on ebay for about $US40.00, collected it on the trailer...

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Just picked up an 8-D Superspeed mill on ebay for about $US40.00, collected it on the trailer yesterday:-

There is a website run by one of the Gorton family at:

http://gorton-machine.org:8080

Has anyone got one of these in running order? I noticed that manuals and parts lists are available on the site which is nice.

Peter
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I have the bigger 9J and love it. It's not as versitile as a Bridgeport but is much stiffer and will probably do better work. It will take heavy cuts with a large tool and I have used a 1/16 carbide endmill with no problem. Larry
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Nice looking machine! My advice is to get the manuals. I picked up a Kerney Trecker and a Brown & Sharp, both for fairly cheap. I spent more on the documents than the machines and it was worth it.

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Nice looking machine! My advice is to get the manuals. I picked up a Kerney Trecker and a Brown & Sharp, both for fairly cheap. I spent more on the documents than the machines and it was worth it.

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Rick Gorton runs a website for the machines, and the manuals are on there, albeit only in HTML but good enough to read. Drawings also on there.

I am looking to get the quill converted to R8 from the Gorton taper, a company called Wells Index in Muskegon does the job for about $200 or so, but I may try over here in the UK first. The quill isn't big enough to go for a 30Int :-((

Thanks for the reply and thanks to Larry also.

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I have the bigger 9J and love it. It's not as versitile as a Bridgeport but is much stiffer and will probably do better work. It will take heavy cuts with a large tool and I have used a 1/16 carbide endmill with no problem. Larry
I ran into a 9-J yesterday at a machine tool dealer down near Hereford in Herefordshire.

Bit tired, but was all there. The dealer was going to junk it as he had no interest from customers for it.

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Hi Guys i have an 8 1/2 D miller that i bought last year its a real good machine. the guy i bought it from his father made it when working for Gorton.
Got all kinds of tooling with it.and a duplicator.
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