Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro-Mill Dremel Addon

More updates for the Axminster SIEG Super X1 Micro-Mill. In order to drill PCBs and work on some small engraving jobs we found that we needed a much faster spindle speed than the standard motor will allow. We purchased a Dremel 300 series drill kit which has a rotation speed of up to 30,000 rpm.

A new mount was built from a piece of 10mm aluminium which was machined and fitted to the side of the mill using M8 bolts. A plate with 60 deg dovetails was then bolted to this and a block of aluminium was machined to slide onto the dovetail on the mill side and a mount was made to fit the Dremel into to allow CNC milling and engraving.

The completed bracket and mount.

Dremel on the mill

Detailed shot showing dovetail mount and quick-release side bolt.

Dremel bracket

First test cut using an offcut of 18mm foamex signmakers board which is a very soft material to cut.

Dremel test cut