1.Vertical milling machine and horizontal milling machine are different in spindles arrangement.The spindle of vertical milling machine are upright vertical arrangement,but the spindle of horizontal milling machine are parallel arrangement.
2.Vertical and horizontal milling machine are different in working range.The work table of vertical milling machine can be elevated up and down ,and its milling cutter are relatively flexible and e it used in a wide range.You can use vertical milling cutter,machining cutter and drilling head and so on.It can used on slot milling,milling plane and boring and so on.Horizontal milling machine can used that cutting tool too,but it isn’t so convenience,it mainly enhance the cutting tool by rack.(It concluds:side milling cutter,flake cutter),I t can also be slot milling,milling plane and flake cutter and so on.
3.Vertical and horizontal milling machine are different in usage.They both have vertical milling head.Although its function and rigid isn’t so strong than vertical milling machine,but it can be enough to cope with milling machine processing.It makes the overall function of horizontal milling machine stronger than vertical milling machine.Vertical milling machine have no this feature,so it can’t process artifacts which suit to horizontal milling.The production rate of vertical milling machine is higher than horizontal milling machine.
So many self-employed people choose horizontal milling machine with vertical milling head,to save equipment investment.