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    Hi Marv.
    My spindle travel is 5" and to set the stop at one inch you have to turn a small
    knob down 4", and that is a very slow process. When your done you turn
    the knob back up to get full travel again. It's not impossible, it's just time consuming.
    A speed nut would have been great.

    Thanks Marv for you help

    Jim D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Deprey View Post
    Hi Marv
    Have ever seen a quick stop for a round column mill? I have a Grizzly G1007
    and the depth stop is very inconvenient.
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    Jim D.
    Is adjustment regulated by hex nuts appearing below slot and marker on front of spindle housing? Yup, that's pretty stinking inconvenient. A guess tells me conversion/ modification is possible.

    Our substantial round column drill press has a sliding clamp combined with the marker. A small threaded lever secures it to the rod and stops when it bottoms out on housing. Same rod is slotted, if I made one, a brass tipped screw would set on a full length flat.

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    Toolmaker51
    Thank you for your response. If you find a solution, please let me know.
    The Grizzly G1007 has a round knurled knob which can be seen on the lower front next to
    the spindle. That knob is attached to a six inch screw which holds the marker.
    If your looking for 1" of travel you have to turn the knob until the market moves
    a full four inches. There's got to be a better way.

    Jim D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Deprey View Post
    Toolmaker51
    Thank you for your response. If you find a solution, please let me know.
    The Grizzly G1007 has a round knurled knob which can be seen on the lower front next to
    the spindle. That knob is attached to a six inch screw which holds the marker.
    If your looking for 1" of travel you have to turn the knob until the market moves
    a full four inches. There's got to be a better way.

    Jim D.
    What is behind the panel? That will clue us on possible alterations. Seems a speed nut could be in your future.
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    Behind the panel is the same screw you see on the outside of drill press or Bridgeport.
    The screw is only held by the casting at the bottom where the knob is located.
    The marker is held in place by a small metal strip on the outside of the panel, other then
    that the screw moves kind of willy nilly in there. The nut is made to fit in that
    grove on the front of the panel and is held in place by that small metal strip. I will remove the panel and post a few photos
    of what it looks like, as soon as I figure out how to post photos.

    Jim D.

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    He is a picture of the G1007 posted by someone else.
    https://www.cnczone.com/forums/verti.../8497-cnc.html

    Hope this helps

    Jim D

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    Like old over the counter indigestion relief ads, "Try It, You'll Like It!" A staple in every household, but that's another story. Just click on the pic.
    Mill depth stop improvement-jpegs.jpg
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    Thanks Toolmaker51 I will try that. I have also made a few modifications to this
    mill that have worked very well for me, I'll send you pictures of that also.

    Again, thank you

    Jim D


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