Husky Horizontal Milling Machine
Heavily-built, this usefully compact horizontal milling machine was constructed to a high standard in Taiwan (not mainland China) during the 1970s and 1980s with features that included all-geared speeds from a box held within the main column and a centralised lubrication system. Six spindle speeds were provided that spanned 59 to 800 r.p.m. , selection being by two levers on the right-hand face of the main column The 6" x 24" table had a longitudinal travel of 14", across of 8" and 12" vertically. Unusually for a horizontal miller the spindle was equipped with a Bridgeport-type R8 taper and, while this certainly allowed access to much in the way of inexpensive tooling, its small dimensions limited the machine's ultimate metal-removing ability (though to be fair, the owner of the machine featured never found this to be a problem in his amateur workshop).
The cast-iron overarm of was of modern rigid dovetail type and slid on precision ground ways. The Husky weighed approximately 520 kg. And had dimensions of: base: 18" x 24", a depth from front to back of 37" and stood 50" high.