For about the same cost as machining a keyway off-site, you can purchase a CLIMAX Key Mill. These two-axis and three-axis mills cut keyways, slots, pockets, or flats on shaft diameters of 1.5 to 24 inches (38 to 610 mm). They can be operated in any position, thanks to their sealed gear box lubrication.
The product that started CLIMAX more than 50 years ago! A small but rugged machine able to cut full-depth keyways or mill flats quickly, without requiring extensive dismantling or costly set-up time. Designed for shaft diameters from 0.75 to 10.5 inches (19.1 to 266.7 mm).
Specification:Keyway Length: 6 inches (152.4 mm), optional 1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Keyway Width: 1.25 inches (31.8 mm)
Shaft Diameter: 0.75 – 10.5 inches (19.1 – 266.7 mm)
Power Option: Electric, Pneumatic, or Hydraulic
A rugged performer designed with a 2 inch (50.8 mm) sideshift to cut wide keyways at minimal cost. Versatile, smooth and precise, it mounts anywhere along a shaft, at any angle, and eliminates the need for a costly assortment of different size cutters. For shaft diameters ranging from 4 to 24 inches (101.6 to 609.6 mm).
Specification:Keyway Length:8 inches (203.2 mm)
Keyway Width:3.25 inches with 2 inch sideshift (82.6 mm with 50.8 mm sideshift)
Shaft Diameter:4 – 24 inches (101.6 – 609.6 mm)
Power Option: Hydraulic