Benchtop Mill

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Benchtop Mill
Tool BenchtopMill.PNG
Manufacturer Wabeco
Model F1210
Obtained Pledge Drive (May 2016)
Location Metalworking Area
Team Metalworking
Induction Required No
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Status Defunct
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This is a Wabeco 11400 / F1210 precision milling machine which arrived as a result of the May 2016 pledged drive for tools.

The mill is currently located on a workbench against the back wall near the Metalworking Area and the fire doors. Wooden covers have been made to protect the bed, please ensure these are replaced after use.


The Benchtop mill has the following accessories available:

  • Milling vice
  • Digital caliper-type XYZ readouts
  • Dial indicator and mounting

In addition to these, there are tools and additional accessories available in the drawer immediately below the machine.



Do not, ever, use an ordinary Jacobs-type drill chuck to hold milling tools. Collet chucks are a much more secure and safe way of holding such tools (a drill-chuck is fine when the operating force is along the axis, but will loosen dangerously if sideways forces are applied).