Making a Bridgeport Head Installation Tool


I recently bought a Bridgeport vertical mill that is in need of some work and repairs. It’s missing a couple parts. Plus, the milling head was not attached to the base. I wanted to get it put back on, but it weighs over 100 pounds (without the motor) and the bolts are tricky to line up. I have seen other videos from Mr. Pete and H&W Machine where they used a special tool to make removing and installing the head much easier. I decided to make my own version of the tool.

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