This class is for those interested in using the Grizzly vertical mill. It covers the basics of mill components, setup, and use.

A mill is used to make precision parts through material removal. Operating a manual machine requires a skilled machinist with a "sense of feel." Though class will not make you a machinist, it will give you the foundations of operating a vertical mill. A particular focus will be given to safety for the operator and the machine, with the intent on preparing attendees to use Hacker Lab's Grizzley Mill for their own projects/practice.

Concepts covered include:

  • Mill anatomy
  • Cutting tools
  • Workholding
  • Speeds and feeds
  • Climb vs. traditional cutting
  • Milling operations
  • Basic measurement and accuracy

Equipment Covered

  • Grizzly G0759 - Mill with DRO

Important Information

This class is limited to 4 students. Sign up early because it fills fast!


Long pants and closed toe shoes or leather boots are ideal. Don’t wear anything that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring safety glasses/hearing protection if you have them.


This class is required for those wanting to use Hacker Lab Sacramento's Manual Mill.

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