Milling Machine -- Bridgeport J-Head (Blue)

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Revision as of 15:52, 17 October 2017

Tools at the Asylum
Blue Bridgeport J Head Knee Mill

Bridgeport Mill

General Info
Mfr. Specs
Training (experimental section)
Tool SpeciesMilling Machines
(Includes rubric, training information, and testing information.)
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Ownerthe Asylum (via W&B)
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All collets are in a rack next to the white bridgeport.

Special Notes

  • Reverse and Forward do not necessarily mean reverse and forward. Check rotation visually.
  • There are NO STOPS on this system. The table can quite literally be driven off the end. Don't do that.
  • Autofeed speed dial should be kept at zero, unless being used, so it isn't inadvertently turned on.

  • Switch for running the autofeed is underneath the speed dial. It is delicate. Be careful in handling/switching.


way oil and spindle oil are different!
Lubrication Schedule
part type frequency notes
Spindle Mobil Vactra Light Oil Weekly Fill cups to overflowing:

Ways Mobil Heavy Way Oil Weekly Don't forget underneath:

Transmission Mobil Vactra Medium Oil Weekly
Motor Grease Yearly


  • Initial lubrication performed. Vandykee 12:37, 6 January 2011 (EST)
  • Back gears repaired by Dennis. Vandykee 11:35, 27 February 2011 (EST)
  • MACHINE PAINTED BLUE (was grey) and overhauled. Some time in November 2015.


Staple Consumable: Spindle Oil
SpecificationsPart Number(s)Product Link(s)

Cost: $23.87 / gal (with asylum discount)

Mobil Velocite #10 Spindle oil

Staple Consumable: Transmission Oil
SpecificationsPart Number(s)Product Link(s)

Cost: N/A

Mobil Vactra Medium Oil



Staple Consumable: Way Oil
SpecificationsPart Number(s)Product Link(s)

Cost: $21.99 / gal (with asylum discount)

Mobil Vactra #2 Way Oil

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