The deluxe 5400-series mill is Sherline's most popular mill. It comes equipped with all of Sherline’s standard features upgraded to include a laser engraved 12" (305mm) solid aluminum base for 2" or additional Y-axis travel, laser engraved scales on the table and base, 2-1/2" (63mm) adjustable “zero” handwheel on the Z-axis and 2" (51mm) adjustable “zero” handwheels on the X- and Y-axes, a mill headstock spacer (P/N 1297) to provide more throat distance and a 1/4" drill chuck and drawbolt (P/N 3072).
All Sherline mills feature precision machined dovetailed slides with adjustable gibs, permanently lubricated spindle bearings, adjustable preload anti-backlash feed screws and a high-torque 90 VDC motor with electronic speed control. Speed is continuously variable from 70 to 2800 RPM without gear or belt changes. A second pulley position is also available to provide extra torque at low RPM if needed.
An additional $80 worth of accessories plus 2" more Y-axis travel and the convenience of laser engraved reference scales make the additional $100.00 over the cost of a basic Model 5000/5100 a very good buy.