Horizontal Mill - 1: Overview
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The primary difference between the vertical milling machine and the horizontal milling machine is the location of the spindle. On a vertical milling machine the spindle is located at 90°although the drill work is done on the same plane as the table.

Although drill work is performed on horizontal mills, as a rule horizontal milling machines do not have a quill that extends from the spindle for drilling, boring, etc. Horizontal mills are able to utilize cutters and attachments that normally would not be practical to use on vertical machines.

The milling machine with only three table motions is called the Plain Milling Machine. We will review the purpose of the plain horizontal mill, the main operating parts of the mill, and some of the machining operations that can be performed on this machine.

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