VH-3 Vertical/Horizontal Knee Type 12”x51.2” Table
VH-3 Vertical/Horizontal Knee Type 12”x51.2” Table
VH-3 Vertical/Horizontal Knee Type 12”x51.2” Table

VH-3 Vertical/Horizontal Knee Type 12”x51.2” Table

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The VH-3 model features a two-machines-in-one design with a vertical milling position that can be easily switched to horizontal milling. The two box ways construction on the knee keeps the table in place and provides additional contact surface for better accuracy during heavy milling operations.


  • Coolant system
  • Electro-magnetic spindle brake
  • Pressurized auto lube system
  • Chip pan
  • Horizontal arbor (1-1/4” dia.) with 2 arbor supports
  • Tool box with tools


  • Power draw bar with foot pedal control
  • Halogen work light
  • Digital Readout System
Working surface ( length x width) 51-3/16" x 11-13/16"
Travel (longitudinal x cross x vertical) 37-3/8" x 14-13/16" x 18-1/2"
T-slot (nominal size x no. x pitch) 5/8" x 3 x 2-3/4"
Feeds, vertical (12 steps) 1/4 ~ 12-7/16 ipm
Feeds, longitudinal (12 steps) 1/2 ~ 24-7/8 ipm
Rapid traverse, vertical 59-13/16 ipm
Rapid traverse, longitudinal & cross 116-1/2 ipm
Spindle taper NST #40
Spindle speed (variable) 120 - 3,600 rpm
Distance from spindle end table 5-1/8" ~ 23-5/8"
Distance from spindle to column 3-7/8" ~ 24-1/8"
Quill feeds (in/rev) 0.0019, 0.0038, 0.0076
Quill travel 5-1/8"
Swivel angle of head (left and right) 45º
Cross travel of arm 20-1/16"
Horizontal rotation of over arm 360º
Spindle taper NST#50
Spindle speeds (12 steps) 35 ~ 1,382 rpm
Distance from center of spindle to over arm 7-1/8"
Distance from center of spindle to table 7/8" - 19-3/8
Vertical spindle 5 HP
Horizontal spindle 7.5 HP
Table feed and rapid traverse 3 HP
Coolant pump 1/8 HP

Overall height 95-1/4"
Floor area 107" x 90"
Net weight (approx) 5,830 lbs


  • Separate motors for the vertical and horizontal spindles.
  • 5 HP variable speed drive vertical spindle with #40 taper.
  • 7-1/2 HP geared head drive (12 steps) horizontal spindle with #50 taper.
  • The vertical spindle is equipped with electro-magnetic brake for instant, fast action stop of the quill; it is also equipped with electro-magnetic lock for quick and simple change of tool holder. Power draw bar is available as an option.
  • The vertical head has a joystick that control forward and reverse of the spindle, a handy feature for most tapping operations. A separate lever controls spindle up and down feed.
  • The saddle is built with 2 oversized box ways, hardened and ground, to ensure the stability of the table under heavy milling conditions.
  • A single powerful motor drives the feed and rapid traverse of the table, saddle and knee. Powerful knee feeds allow deep boring and drilling of large work piece. It also allows simultaneous multi-axes feeds.
  • The table is equipped with slip clutch as overload protection, a superior design than shear pins.
  • The horizontal spindle speed goes as low as 35 rpm for heavy duty milling jobs.
  • Changeover from vertical to horizontal operation is quick and easy.
  • The machine is equipped with Climb Milling Compensator for smooth and stable horizontal climb milling operations.
  • The adjustable automatic lube system maintains proper lubrication at desired intervals to the saddle, the table, the knee and the column.
  • Manual movement of the table is controlled by hand wheel installed at the front of the table for easy operation.
  • Gears, shafts and pins are made out of Chrom-Moly material, hardened and ground for precision and durability. They are lubricated constantly via a pressurized lube system.
  • Ways are fully gibbed to ensure smooth sliding motions.



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