Latest addition to the workshop...
A Milwaukee Filing Machine
Copyright 2008 by James P. Riser
I have long wanted a good filing machine and ran across this
example recently on ebay. I intend to use it in producing items
which I manufacture. In addition to it being a very solid machine
with the features I wanted, it came with a very good assortment
of 26 files.
The machine is shown below in its shipping crate and being
Here are close-ups of the files and the backing roller
feature that I desired in a filing machine. The files all cut
on the down stroke.
Below are shown the lower clamp for either files or
blades, the hold down and roller assemble, and the upper clamp
for file or blade.
These machines will clamp a portion of bandsaw blade
or hack saw blade for sawing metal, as well as, holding files.
The only thing the machine required in terms of work
was a new belt. I picked up one at the local ACE hardware. BTW
- the machine is a two speed machine.
Once I check the oil level and move it in to the workshop,
it will be ready to go to work.