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These vertical knee mills are equipped with vari-speed drive. The dove tail ways chromed, and the box ways are hardened and ground.


  • To dissipate heat in the 3 HP motor driven head, a pair of high output fans is installed. This allows the machine to work demanding jobs for extended periods without damaging the motor, belts and bearings. A unique SHARP feature.
  • The motor shaft and Vari Drive pulleys are dynamically balanced, then hard-chromed this allow a vibration free milling even at high speed
  • Since the Vari-speed drive system is operated by sliding the Vari Drive pulley up and down the motor shaft. The motor shaft is therefore chrome-plated, and has an oil channel that is fed by a grease fitting on the lower end for self-lubricating purpose. This ensures the sliding motion is trouble free at all times. A unique SHARP feature.
  • The motor shaft that drives the pulley and the spindle is subject to a lot of lateral stress. A roller bearing is installed for the lower support of the motor shaft. A unique SHARP feature.
  • Beside swiveling 90 degree side to side, the head can also swivel up and down by virtue of a knuckle joint design. The new design developed by Sharp uses 6 bolts, 3 each side, that fitted into a circular T-slot milled at the inside of the over arm and secured by nuts from the outside. It secured the head tightly and offered high accuracy in milling operations.
  • A matched pair of super-precision ABEC-7 angular contact bearings supports the spindle. The quill is CNC-ground to a mirror finish, and then chromed to fit the housing. Together, they insure spindle run out of no more than 0.0004” TIR- the best in the industry.
Column, Table and Knee  
  • Certified MEEHANITE castings are used for superior rigidity and better dampening of vibrations
  • Table and saddle backlash is controlled by a double-nut design that keeps the feed screw in contact with a pair of bronze nut at all times. A unique SHARP feature.
    The end of the table and saddle are mounted with thrust bearings that pre-load the feed screw, eliminating endplay for precisely controlled lateral movement.
  • The end of the table and saddle are mounted with thrust bearings that pre-load the feed screw, eliminating endplay for precisely controlled lateral movement.
  • Instead of hand scraping the top of the knee ways for oil retention, the matching underside of the saddle is hand-scraped. This extra step avoids having chips and dirt embedded in the knee ways and damages the sliding area.
  • "Bridgeport-style" vertical knee mill
  LMV LMV-50
Working surface 9” x 42" 9” x 50"
T-slot number, size 3, 5/8" 3, 5/8"
Table travel; x-axis 30" 37”
Saddle travel; y-axis 12" 12"
Ram travel 12" 12"
Quill travel (Z-axis) 5" 5"
Knee travel 16" 16"
Spindle to column (min-max) 6 3/4" - 18-1/2" 6 3/4 - 18-1/2"
Spindle to nose table 2 1/8” - 18" 2 1/8” - 18"
Motor 3 HP 3 HP
Wiring voltage 220/440v, 3 phase, 60 Hz 220/440v, 3 phase, 60 Hz
Taper R-8 R-8
Speed (vari-speed) 60-4,500 RPM 60-4,500 RPM
Quill feed (IPR) 0.0015”, 0.003”, 0.006" 0.0015”, 0.003”, 0.006"
Head swivel 360º 360º
Head tilt; right-to-left (each way) 45º 45º
Head tilt up-and-down (each way) 45º 45º
Floor area (w x d) 7’ x 6.5' 7’ x 6.5'
Net weight 2,400 Lbs. 2,400 Lbs.


  • Hard-chromed ways 
  • One-shot lube system 
  • Front and rear rubber way covers 
  • Tool kit 


  • Digital Variable Speed (DVS) head
  • Power feeds for table, saddle and knee 
  • R-8 collet set 
  • Milling vise 
  • Clamping kit 
  • Coolant system with chip pan
  • Right angle milling attachment 
  • Riser block (4”, 7”) 
  • Digital Readout systems 
  • Power drawbar
  • Auto lube system
  • Halogen work light 

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