METEX by OPTIMUM BF46V Milling Machine


METEX by OPTIMUM BF46V Milling Machine

$8,399.00 $5,800.00

Another Quality METEX product made by OPTIMUM!
Precision drilling/milling machine with OPTIMUM brush-less controller for electronic, continuously controllable drive
Heavy, sturdy and solid columns made of premium cast material with ground and shaven dovetail guide for excellent stability and precision
Excellent concentricity thanks to tapered roller bearings, better than 0.015 mm measured in the spindle sleeve
Gear head pivots through 90°
Manual fine feed
Adjustable wedge rails
Very large speed range
Continuously variable drive
Optional, solid, heavy steel chassis ensures stability
Drilling depth stop
Thread tapping mode and automatic mode
Height-adjustable protective screen with micro-switch for best possible user protection against chips and parts being flung out
Three-speed Gearbox

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Get the best of both worlds METEX is the trusted Australian brand made for Australian standards and conditions made by OPTIMUM with their German Precision design and Quality control.

METEX by OPTIMUM BF46V Milling Machine Features

“Thread tapping” operating mode

  • The motor is activated by moving the spindle sleeve down
  • The direction of rotation is changed by a limit switch on the adjustable drilling depth stop

“Automatic” operating mode

  • The motor runs automatically after lever movement
  • Stops again in original position
  • Start and stop pushbuttons do not need to be actuated for repetitive drilling tasks

Powerful brushless drive

  • New brushless controller
  • Optimised action, particularly smooth running
  • Extremely powerful (2.2 kW)
  • Virtually constant torque over the entire speed range

Control panel

  • Digital speed display
  • Emergency stop button
  • Selector switch for operating mode/ direction of rotation
  • Potentiometer

Spindle sleeve feed

  • Via spindle sleeve lever (drilling)
  • Coupling for switching over from manual rough to manual fine feed
  • Handwheel for spindle sleeve feed
  • Potentiometer


  • Solid dovetail guide
  • Maximum stability and greatest possible precision

Cross table

  • Solid and generously dimensione
  • Adjustable limit stops
  • Precise surface finish
  • Adjustable wedge rails
  • Adjustable via 3 handwheels
  • Longitudinal scale inset

Central lubrication

  • For spindle, nut and guides

Slatted protective cover

  • Stainless steel
  • Z column

Digital depth sensor

  • Switchable mm/inc
  • Display accuracy 0.01 mm

Standard Accessories

  • Chuck Ø 3-16 mm
  • Tapered Mandrel MT4/B16 or Optional ISO40
  • Oil Bottle
  • Assorted Spanners, Screwdrivers & Allen Keys
  • Tool Box
  • Operating Manual & Test Report

Technical Specifications

  • Electrical connection 240 V / 1 Ph ~50 Hz
  • Motor output 2.2 kW

Spindle holder

  • Quill stroke 115 mm
  • Draw-in rod M16
  • Spindle holder MT4 or Optional ISO40

Drilling/milling head

  • Swivel range ± 90°
  • Gears 3-speed, electronic speed control
  • Spindle speeds low 115 – 600 rpm
  • Spindle speeds medium 270 – 1,400 rpm
  • Spindle speeds high 590 – 3,100 rpm

Cross table

  • Clearance spindle to Cross table 470 mm
  • T-groove size/spacing 18 mm / 80 mm / 3 pcs.
  • Table length x width 850 x 240 mm


  • Length x width x height max. 1,210 x 950 x 1,520 mm
  • Overall weight 480 kg

Working Area Required

  • Height 2200 mm
  • Width 2600mm
  • Depth 2000mm

*Optional OPTIMUM Stand and Anglock 125mm Vice pictured



Additional information

Weight 525 kg
Dimensions 90 × 90 × 150 cm
X-Axis Travel


Y-Axis Travel


Z-Axis Travel


Table Size



2.2Kw 2200w 3HP 240v 15amp 1ph 50Hz

Gear Box Speed

Low 115-600rpm
Med 270-1400rpm
High 590-3100rpm

1 review for METEX by OPTIMUM BF46V Milling Machine

  1. Wow, what a Mill! This was the biggest I could fit into my 2.2m shed and has out performed my expectations on the first couple of projects. Thank you for all your help one happy customer.

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