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M4wdFab

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Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« on: February 13, 2020, 12:19:19 PM »
Looks like i have the 56" table Beaver VBRP with R8 head

started doing some reaserch, looks like a full machine manual can be had for 43$

and some other info:

http://www.lathes.co.uk/beaver/ 

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2020, 10:36:33 PM »
moved to its home.  heavy girl!

learned how to rotate the head.  under stand more of the power quil knobs after talking to machine shop guy at work today. 


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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 07:25:54 AM »
Congrats.. the Bridgeport I bought recently is r8 as well which is super common..

You you have power feed on your table?  I unfortunately don't, but I do have a digital read out... And I can feed my quill if needed..

Did you get any tooling?

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2020, 09:22:16 AM »
power X and power Quil.  also set up for fluid pump. 

no tooling with it, but i have a box full of R8 collets, a drawer of new end mills and some face boring tools along with a Kurt vice after this weeks delphi auction.   extra tall mill vice jaws and mill stops / some other things i dont know yet what they are.    got a sweet pad to put in front of it too!

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 10:00:47 AM »
probably end up getting something like this from amazon for quick change stuff.  but not like i need to be in a hurry i guess.  i have plenty to get started now.

https://www.toolots.com/bodee-16pcs-full-grip-collet-chuck-sets-oz25-collet-sets-r8-shank.html?cid=8703721851&gclid=CjwKCAiAp5nyBRABEiwApTwjXh83h4J6BcPPRKdBp2TBQKtlg1aLB6EXOHDvfByfet9wQ3N06U8I6xoC_qcQAvD_BwE 

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 05:53:10 PM »
powered up and functional

made a new had wheel for the top of the machine that was broken

replaced two missing knobs

filled the head with hydraulic fluid. 


havent found anything broken yet. 

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 08:48:36 PM »
kitchen hauler HDPE still giving back


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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2020, 02:14:36 PM »
thats what i did on my mill.    then you can use a simple controller for speed settings and standard industrial switches for stop/start/e-stop/  ect....

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2020, 02:29:11 PM »
i guess i didnt know the VFD also makes the 3 phase power change.  that would have been better in my old shop instead of the static converter for just the lathe.  now that i have the need for more power, and 440, and multiple machines im still happy with what i did, but adding a VFD for just the mill might be a good upgrade for the cost later.


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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2020, 03:06:16 PM »
i would consider it for any application where the machine requires the changing of belt position to change speed.   

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2020, 09:34:42 PM »
so what "belt position" do you run the mill in? high gear i assume?  does that hurt the power at low RPM if you really want to hawg on something?  my mill has a high and low mechanical gear, so i guess it would be ok though with a VFD and leave it in high belt position for full RPM range, but have a mechanical low gear for grunt work when needed.   

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2020, 09:35:53 PM »
my mill is super easy 2sec belt change with a lever and i like it in low gear for power threading links... hmm. 

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2020, 11:11:30 PM »
i selected the middle range,   its probably 1:1

my mill also has a hi/lo gear box selector          i am almost always (99%) in the low gear box setting.
 
you can stop over sometime to see what you think...    i wouldn't change a thing

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Re: Beaver VBRP- Miller time.
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2020, 07:15:56 AM »
my mill is super easy 2sec belt change with a lever and i like it in low gear for power threading links... hmm.

opps i mean my lathe is the quick belt change. 

looks like the mill is set to middle belt but more involved to change.