The Micro Mill is a very rigid and precise machine that uses some of the most advanced techniques compared to its competitors. The Y-axis and Z-axis are supported on 2 1/2 inch square steel tubing to provide a very solid feel. The leadscrews are all 1/2-20 unlike a lot of machines of similar size that use 1/4 inch leadscrews. TAIG prefers to provide added mechanical features to allow the mill to be more useful without raising the price. Being an aerospace manufacturer for over 18 years our machinists know the importance of table back-lash compensation and full gib adjustments for wear as employed in the manufacture of the Micro Mill. Basically, the Micro Mill was designed by machinists and built by machinists. Overall working accuracy should exceed .0005 in. All machines are sold with a 14 day refund and a full 2 year factory warranty on all Mill components and accessories.
The Micro Mill has effortless, chatterless, table and millhead movement due to the unique design of oversized gibs, ground ‘Y’ axis steel ways, and a massive carriage assembly. The ground steel ways on the vertical mill head support provides a very rigid Z-axis and makes the Micro Mill ready for CNC upgrade if you desire. Our small Mill is really a scaled down version of a big Mill with manual operation.
This is the machine you don’t have to baby. The Micro Mill is a rugged precision instrument that has plenty of rigidity. It has a life-time ball bearing spindle, coupled with a six speed positive vee belt drive. Spindle speeds in geometric progression (CR version 1000 – 10000 rpm) provide the power to “HOG” 1/8 inch cuts in mild steel or the speed and precision to “dust” a few tenths (compare that to other mills of similar size on the market, you can’t!).
Other big Mill features include large .001 inch graduations on friction adjustable micrometer dials for the X,Y,& Z axis. Adjustable gibs provide full compensation for X,Y & Z axis wear. The spindle head column can rotate from 0 to 180 degrees to provide for special machining tasks. All this adds up to a BEST VALUE in small Mills.
Should there be any questions regarding specific uses of the Micro Mill please feel free to call, write, email, or visit our facility.
Height 26-3/8 in
Width 22 in
Depth 21 in
Weight 80 lbs (manual) 105 lbs (CNC)
Maximum bearing runout 0.0002 in.
X axis dovetails 45 deg.
Y axis dovetails 90 deg.
Z axis steel box ways
1/2″-20 lead screws on X,Y,& Z
All lead screw drives have friction adjustable micrometer dials in .001 inch increments
Pulley type std. 5/8 in. bore multi-step vee belt.
Construction – Steel, hard anodized aluminum on all moving components, adjustable brass gibs, and precision ground steel ways hand lapped for long life and accuracy.
Travel in X axis 9.5 in. (Model 2018)
Travel in Y axis 5.5 in
Travel in Z axis 6.0 in
Table dimensions 3 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches (Model 2018)
Maximum Z-distance to table 9.0 in
Z-Axis swivel 90 degrees
6 spindle speeds 1000-10000 RPM (CR & CNC)
Z axis column rotation up to 180 degrees
Spindle head rotation 90 degrees
SPINDLE (ER16 SPINDLE)
Spindle Runout less than .0002
Maximum spindle speed 10000 RPM
Sealed precision ball bearing
Bearing OD 1.5748 in., ID 0.6692 in.
Spindle nose 22mm X 1.5mm
Spindle hole 0.406 in.
Spindle ID taper 8 deg (16 deg included)
Max. collet diameter 3/8 in.
Pulley size 5/8 in. bore.
Ball Bearings in all lead screw bearing blocks