Need a vertical knee mill?

Sure, you probably need all kinds of things for your shop but …

What Is a Vertical Knee Mill?

A vertical knee mill is a versatile machine tool that allows an operator to perform a wide range of tasks such as facing, slotting or keyways, drilling or boring.

Yale University has a nice technical summary:

Mill controls may be manually operated, computer numerical controlled (CNC), or a combination of both. Mill machining and material removal is typically made by a rotary cutter held in a spindle. Cutting options are more sophisticated and variable than a drill press by virtue of a moveable table and/or vise (x and y-axes) and vertical spindle movement (z-axis). Many vertical mills also have a rotatable turret for the upper cutting head which provides even greater machining options (b-axis).

LeBlond has three manual mill lines to handle any job requirement.

Below is a snapshot of specs to determine what is the best machine for your shop.

LVM 0900 Series

  • Working Surface: 9”x42” (230x1067mm) or 9”x48” (230x1220mm)
  • Maximum Workpiece Weight: 750lbs (340kg)
  • Main Motor: 3HP
  • Spindle Speed (RPM):
    • 80-2760 (16 Speed Step Pulley)
    • 60-4200 (Mechanical Variable Speed)
    • 50-5000 (Electronic Variable Speed)
  • Floor Space (L x W x H): 86.5”x63”x82.7” (2197x1600x2100mm)
  • Net Weight: 2380lbs (1080kg)

LVM 1054

  • Working Surface: 10”x54” (254×1370 mm)
  • Maximum Workpiece Weight: 946lbs (430kg)
  • Main Motor: 3HP
  • Spindle Speed (RPM):
    • 60-4200 (Mechanical Variable Speed)
    • 50-5000 (Electronic Variable Speed)
  • Floor Space (L x W x H): 101.25”x90.5”x84.65” (2572x2300x2150mm)
  • Net Weight: 3350lbs (1520kg)

LVM 1258

  • Working Surface: 12.5”x58” (315x1470mm)
  • Maximum Workpiece Weight: 992lbs (450kg)
  • Main Motor: 5HP
  • Spindle Speed (RPM):
    • 60-4000 (Mechanical Variable Speed)
    • 50-5000 (Electronic Variable Speed)
  • Floor Space (L x W x H): 109.13”x94.5”x93.5” (2772x2400x2375mm)
  • Net Weight: 3968lbs (1800 kg)

Manual Milling Machine Standard Equipment

All three manual vertical knee mill lines share helpful standard features, including:

  • Electrics: 230V/3PH/60Hz **other voltages available
  • Ground and hardened column slide ways
  • Precision hardened quill, ground and chrome plated
  • Cast iron hardened and ground table with Turcite B coated ways
  • Multi-point saddle, knee, table & ram locks for high rigidity

Get a Video Demo

The above information gives you just a snapshot of our different mill models. For machinists and/or potential buyers who have additional questions, LeBlond has a special offer.

For the first 3 potential customers who call us, we will make a short video for you answering up to five questions on a particular mill while showing the machine in operation.

If you would like a short video, call (888) 532-5663 and dial Extension 2.

We look forward to hearing from you!