Milling machines are used to cut and shape solid pieces of metal into precision parts. Milling machines use rotary cutters to remove metal in a series of small cuts. Milling machines are classified by the orientation of the cutting spindles, either horizontal or vertical.

On horizontal mills, the cutting spindle is mounted on a horizontal arbor above the table that is in the XY plane. If you are machining large or heavy pieces of metal, then a horizontal mill is a good choice because it has a large work envelope and the configuration allows for rapid removal of a large amount of metal material.

Vertical milling machines are suitable for precision cutting. They have spindles oriented vertically, which allows them to accurately cut both the top and bottom sides of the work piece.

Jorgenson Machine Tools sells both horizontal and vertical of milling machines with manual tool controls. Our manual milling machines are a cost effective solution for customers who do not need to make frequent tool changes.

We also offer a line of CNC Milling Machines for those customers who are producing a large volume of different parts, or parts with complex patterns, or long part runs where the fastest cycle time is counted in seconds.

Jorgenson Machine Tools Has Your Manual Milling Machines!

Manual milling has proven to not be as dispensable as we all may have thought just a few years ago. As a survey at a large trade show illustrates quite plainly, the people that use manual milling machines swear you would have to pry the mills away from them. What’s the issue? Turns out manual milling machines might be just the machine needed when a program written for a CNC mill leaves out an O-ring groove or doesn’t break a corner radius as required by the print. The manuals can be set-up quickly to complete the part — something that is widely considered to be a much quicker way to solve the problem for one-off parts.

Jorgenson is the place to purchase a milling machine, whatever size and type it might be. Buy a new machine tool from Jorgenson Machine Tools and experience the difference our customer support makes at the shop floor. That’s why we like to say, Jorgenson Machine Tools, “Strong on Service.”