Giving an accurate estimate of the machines value without checking it out is
since there are to many variables that affect the its value. The machine
2500 pounds, place a bid for its scrap value. If the machine is poor
condition you can
allways scrap it out and break even. If the machine has to be shipped to you
the cost before bidding.
It is a 1J turret mill, most likely R-8 spindle, 1 HP, no power
feed, doesn't look like a chrome ways machine but the pictures
are too small to tell. Looks WELL used, so assume the
leadscrews and ways have significant wear. If the spindle
bearings are shot, that could cost $350 to 700, depending on
where you get them.
Uh Iggy.. I sure as shit hope you were joking... When I was in the service
we beat the crap out of everything... If the machine wasn't lugging down and
the chips flyin off dark blue to red hot and smoking you weren't working it
For the O.P. 70's BP's in EXCELENT shape can be had in the $2500 range,
several years ago I purchased a totaly rebuilt '64 J head with X axis power
feed for $2000,.. and yeah I baby my BP...
The down side of buying amachine like that is that it IS a project in
itself... you ARE going to have to replace parts...
I wouldn't bid on it.. If I did I'd bid 100 bucks and when I lost I'd be
How often did you use your mill? Was 8 hours every day?
Dave, you could be right and I could be wrong... I admit it... Just
3-4 months ago, I bought a mill of slightly older vintage (round ram)... The
gentleman (Rec.Crafts.Metalworking member) who bought it says that it
does not need any rebuild... It came from a factory.
Factories are much better than the Govt.
In a factory you have guys who care and plan on using the same machine for
10 years and a boss who worries about how much things cost.
In the Armed Services you have asswipes like me who just want the job done
faster so they can go hit the EM club and swig beer. The CPO or LTJG in
charge could care less, he's gonna rotate out in 6 months, all he want's is
the work done so HE looks good. Everybodies excuse is "That's how it was
when I got here"...
That machine looks like it's been "rode hard and put away wet"...
--.- Dave (403-029 what's YOUR service number)
Back then, they were obeying the law by not using your SSID number to
identify you. I filed charges in 2001, against the Marion County,
Florida unemployment office. They required you to not only use your
SSID to register, but to sign in with your full name and ID number on a
clip board, where everyone could see and copy the information. Every
time you went in to check the latest listings, you had to sign that damn
Their online system was useless for tech jobs. I answered all the
questions, then it assigned me a classification number. Every time a
job met that number, I was told that I wasn't qualified to apply for it.
After a very brief investigation, the entire system was scrapped, and
replaced, but by that time I was too sick to leave the house for weeks
at a time, let alone go fill out applications.
Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
'Depends on which military. Shipboard lathes, especially the ones on
submarines, once had a reputation for being lightly used and good ones to
buy in the surplus market. OTOH, if you get an ex-Seabees lathe, it might
have been run 20 hours/day until it fell apart.
The best ex-military lathes are like the SB 10L that I have. Designed for
shipboard use, it has a heavier-than-standard base, both AC and DC motors,
and, in the case of mine, it was sold surplus to my ex-Seabee uncle, still
packed in Cosmoline, never having been used, in 1948. d8-)
BTW, that's the lathe that was packed in Cosmoline, not my uncle. He was
packed in gin. And he was heavily used.
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