This is not a market. Although people here are knowledgeable, they are
not generally in the business of buying & selling tools. eBay IS a
market. The answer you get from eBay will be better than the answer you
On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:18:01 +0000, Bluzman
Check on Ebay for what they are going for. Thats as good as any
They will sell cheaper on the east coast
They will sell higher in the west/midwest
They will sell not so high on the west coast.
My best estimate..assuming the vari-drive is in good shape along with
the rest of the machine....is $1000-1500...based on COMMERCIAL price
here in California.
I have bought them (at auctions) for $200...and resold them to
commercial shops for $1500-1800..before the recession.
On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:07:35 -0500, Ignoramus30897
Ayup..you are in the Rust Belt..where there are many many of them.
Not as many in the Midwest and in the West like California
Now we have milling machines that need homes..and they are being
bought for a couple thousand and they will do a very nice job of
drilling..better than the drill presses and far more versitile.
Well... except for lack of an X/Y feed (which could be remedied) I think I
like my Solberga better than a Clausing.
There is ONE thing about it I don't like better, but I'll live with it (the
'special' motor being built into the box, rather than using a standard-
Thanks to all that responded. Post has gone off topic so I think I'm done here.
FYI for those that think eBay has my answer: yes they are a market....there were
no 1688's to compare with so there was no definitive answer.
So I looked to those that might know more than I. Seems we're equal in that
No need for insults - maybe that's just your way?
Thought I'd asked a seemingly simple question to those I thought might be able
to help because of my limited experience regarding the dollar value of some
Gunner, thanks again. Would love to have a Bridgeport and a lathe. I have the
next best thing though: a very good friend with a Bridgeport and a lathe.
And to all that responded positively, Thank You.
Didnt think to look in the completed auctions did you?
A very very very nice one too!!
Perhaps we know more than you think?
If you do ya'all are very good at keeping it to yourselves.
Clearly this is not the forum for me. I am a member of several others and
getting help from them wasn't the tooth pulling experience I had here. One of
them netted me more info on Clausing 1688's than I ever expected.
That's the forum I'm staying with.
Gone for good now, no hard feelings and best wishes to everyone.
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