The 2000-series 8-direction mill was designed to take Sherline tools into the next century. Patterned after the movements of the industry standard for full-size mills, the Bridgeport® mill, the column has been redesigned to offer four additional directions of movement compared to other Sherline mills. A modified rotary column attachment allows the Z-axis column to tilt from side to side up to 90°. A laser engraved angle scale makes setting the tilt angle easy. As on the rotary column, a clamping ring design locks the column securely at the desired angle. On the back side of this special rotary column attachment is a knuckle that allows the top of the Z-axis column to be tilted either toward or away from the operator. Laser engraved scales indicate movement up to 90° in either direction on this axis.
Sherline Products manufactures a complete line of miniature machine tools including a 3.5" x 8" lathe, a 3.5" x 17" lathe and several models of vertical milling machines. there are now cnc-ready versions of each of these lathe and mill models. In addition to lathes, milling machines and accessories, sherline also makes products for other applications such as estimating weight using simple, inexpensive hydraulic scales.