Have a metal shop project that requires extremely high precision cuts into metal? Get to know the mills at Sears think[box].
How to Start
- Bring your material and drawings of your project to Sears think[box] and speak with a staff member. They will help you get set up with the equipment, provide instruction, and supervise. Training is not required!
- If you would like to get trained and certified to use this equipment without supervision, read the "How to Get Trained and Certified" section on this page.
- Please be aware that there are times that the mills will not be available due to classes. Please call 216.368.4976 to check on availability.
How to Get Trained and Certified
- To train on the mills, we advise you first receive training on the drill press [LINK TO 1.4.5]. The training for the drill press covers the fundamentals of machining that you should know before receiving mill training.
- Read the tutorial to familiarize yourself with mill terminology and fundamentals.
- After you've read the tutorial, schedule a training with a member of our team.
Materials and Supplies
Mills can be used for metal, wood, and plastics. If you’re unsure whether the material for your project qualifies, a member of the think[box] team would be happy to advise!
Powermatic PM2800B Technical Information
- Maximum Working Dimensions: 49 x 9 x 18 inches (124 x 22 x 45 centimeters)
- X-axis travel: 36 inches (91 centimeters)
- Y-axis travel: 12 inches (30 centimeters)
- Quill travel: 5 inches (12 centimeters)
- Knee travel: 16 inches (40 centimeters)
- Speed Range: 60 to 5000 rpm
- 3 HP Spindle Motor
- Tooling and clamping fixtures provided