3580/3585 Multi-Direction Vertical Milling Column


Multi-Direction Vertical Milling Column with Adjustable “Zero” Handwheel

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About the Multi-Direction Vertical Milling Column
The 3580 (3585 metric) multi-direction vertical milling column provides all the movements of the Model 2000/2100 8-direction mill. The entire Z-axis column can be swung, rotated, tilted or moved in and out for machining or drilling from just about any angle. At any time, you can purchase the new P/N 5600/5610 deluxe XY base, which has been designed to accept this special column. In doing so you have duplicated a model 2000/2010 mill while enjoying the cost savings of not purchasing a second headstock and motor unit. This incremental approach allows you to start machining now and add to your shop as your projects become more demanding or your budget allows.

New Feature! Vertical milling columns now include an oil reservoir on the saddle nut to keep the leadscrew lubricated.

This most economical way to get into milling. Most standard vertical milling operations can be performed with this attachment, with only size being the basic limitation. Conversion from the lathe to milling takes less than one minute. Almost all Sherline milling accessories may be used with the setup. At a later date, should you wish to upgrade to a complete vertical milling machine, the column will fit the Sherline XY bases (P/N 5200/5210, or 5401/5411). This offers a cost savings compared to purchasing a complete vertical milling machine, because you save the cost of a second headstock, motor and speed control.



The multi-direction vertical milling column mounted on a Model 4000 lathe. The new multi-direction vertical milling column opens up many new machining possibilities on the lathe by turning it into an 8-direction mill.

Explanation of terms: As used in reference to the Sherline product line, a MILL COLUMN is a column used on a mill. It is held in place on the mill base with two 1/4-20 bolts. A VERTICAL MILLING COLUMN is used on the lathe to add a milling capability. It has a large hole in the center which fits over the headstock pin on the lathe base and is held in place with a set screw. The lathe’s headstock/motor/speed control unit is relocated from the pin on the base to the pin on the vertical milling column saddle. In practice, all vertical milling column bases now have both the single hole for the pin AND the two holes for use on a mill base, so they can be used for either application, whereas mill columns can only be used on a mill base.

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3580/3585-CNC Multi-Direction Vertical Milling Column CNC Ready

The improper use of machine tools and their accessories can result in serious injury. Before using this tool, thoroughly read the instructions and make sure you understand its proper and safe use.


Always wear safety glasses when operating machine tools.

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35160 Graduated Clamping Ring
35170 Moveable Clamping Disk
4034 10-32 x 1″ SHCS
4054 5/16-18 x 3/4” Cone Pt. Set Screw
4033 (2) 10-32 x 5/8″ SHCS
5613 Arm Holddown Bolt #2000
5620 Arm Hold-down Washer #2000
5621 3/8-16 x 2″ Shouldered Bolt
5622 Swing Arm side #2000
5623 (2) Flange Nut
5022 (2) 1/4-20 x 1-3/4″ SHCS
5633 Swing Arm side #2000
5635 Column Adjustment Block
5640 Arm Spacer Block #2000
5644 Arm Mount #2000
5645 Index Tab
50211 8-32 x 1/4” Button Head Screw
5647 3/32” x 1/2” Dowel Pin
5655 Model 2000 Column Top
5667 Lathe #2000 Adapter Base
5611 Extension bolt
5677 Column spacer
4069 (5) 10-32 x 3/4” SHCS
4067 (6) 10-32 x 1/2” SHCS
40177 Saddle nut w/ ball (Metric P/N 41177)
40175 Saddle locking lever (Metric P/N 41175)
40176 Saddle travel extension
45011 Z-axis leadscrew (Metric P/N 45161)