Tool overview: Bridgeport Milling Machine

Christopher Perry demonstrates the Bridgeport Milling Machine

One of the staples of any machine shop is a milling machine. The first milling machine we acquired is a Bridgeport J-head style. It’s ideal for milling metals with a fair degree of precision, and is a great machine to take your first steps into precision machining. Combined with our precision measurement tools, becoming competent with the manual milling machine is also a perfect way to prepare to learn CNC machining.

Extensive training is required to safely operate the milling machine, and we try to offer an 8-hour training to members once a month for a nominal fee.