I’ve always looked at metal-milling machines like they were only half-functional. I felt that any machine built to cut or drill metal would work just as well with wood stock rolling through it –- still do, actually. Metal guys will give you the stink-eye about it, but still, I’m a wood guy. I see that Grizzly designed this G9959 mill for both metal and wood; now there’s a forehead-smacker if ever I’ve heard of one.
Since wood projects are almost always large and bulky, the mill features a 10”x34” table to help handle larger wood stock and a clamping system that holds the wood still and allows for very accurate cut or drill operation. It also sports a 9-speed, 420-5,000 RPM spindle that’s driven by a 1-1/2 HP, single-phase, 3,450 RPM motor that’ll accommodate wood and metal.
The construction is all cast iron, and the unit’s curb weight is 1,350 lbs. — so find someplace sturdy to put it if you decide to take the plunge. Freight shipping runs about $250, which puts the entire rig at about $3,500 once you get it in the door, but guys in search of a dual-function wood/metal machine might be interested.
G9959 Metal/Wood Mill [Grizzly]