How can we size a milling machine to get its’ travel size?

Like how we size a lathe, we can use the same way to get the travel size manually on our milling or drilling machines.

Let’s take the x-axis on milling machines as an example.

  • First, position your table towards the end, until it ‘bumps up’.
  • Do a mark on the table, and on the machine panel.
  • Reposition the table all the way to the other end;
  • Measure the distance between the two marks

Now you know how to get its’ travel on the milling or drilling machines.