View Full Version : FS - 36" Bridgeport in Boston Area

03-01-2005, 02:25 PM
The owner is retiring and used to do a fair bit of work for the university labs - mostly in platic.

I picked up a mill from him this weekend and it seems to be in very very nice shape with chromed ways. I didn't look over the 36" too close, but here are a few shots of my ways -- the table side and you can still see the original machining marks on the unplated side.


Here's the ad (but I got the Kurt vise):


03-01-2005, 03:00 PM
hey that's not allowed here.

feel free to go pop it into www.practicalmachinist.com (http://www.practicalmachinist.com) classifieds. many of this crowd frequent that site anyway.

03-01-2005, 03:02 PM
Good looking Bport. Nice mill for shop with limited space, not much bigger than a mill-drill. Someone will appreciate you posting the link.

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Al Messer
03-01-2005, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the link. Sure wish I lived closer to the seller!!

3 Phase Lightbulb
03-01-2005, 03:16 PM
Your more than welcome to also post ForSale adds on my bbs system:



03-01-2005, 03:19 PM
Sorry! Should have looked more closely at the rules and regs.

Is there a moderator who could close / delete this thread?

03-01-2005, 04:37 PM
If I had the money and means to move it, I would already be there looking at it.

03-01-2005, 04:56 PM
I'm close, wish my ceiling was higher http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//frown.gif

3 Phase Lightbulb
03-01-2005, 05:23 PM
That price is actually high for that BP around here.. I got mine w/DRO, 42" table, 2HP Variable speed Head w/Kurt Vise, and r8 collets for around $1500 from the want Ads

Technically, I bought both my Lathe and Bridgeport from the same guy for $3k, so I figure the Bridgeport is $1500, and the lathe is $1500....


03-01-2005, 05:48 PM

You're making me cry. Nice Bports in the St. Louis area, equipped like yours, bring $3,000+. The only ones in the $1,500 range are ancient, abused & neglected - like some of the forum members!

03-01-2005, 06:03 PM
Sorry. I guess I should have read the terms a bit closer. I could have also called it a gloat as I'm really happy with what I ended up with.

03-01-2005, 06:13 PM
Man, I'm losing it. Thought I posted an apology but didn't see it. Sorry again!

After a bit of negotiation I think I paid a fair price given the condition. Here are the accessories I got as well.


BillH - My dad and I moved it this weekend with a come-a-long, a 4x8 sheet of ply, 2 8' pieces of 2"x2" angle iron, a floor jack, some jack stands, ratcheting straps, and a U-Haul 6'x12' trailer. It really wasn't that bad. If you have access a tow vehicle you could do it for something like $150.

03-01-2005, 06:16 PM

You didn't "advertise" something you had for sale, you just listed a link to an item that might be of interest to others. Neil Knox would have zapped the thread had it been improper, something like:

ITEMS FOR SALE CHEAP: http:\\mywebsite.com

I think everybody (except one) appreciated your post.

03-01-2005, 06:55 PM

I think most took it as I intended -- "hey look got some cool stuff, maybe one of you can too!"

BUT, being new to this forum and under some time presures (see my Southbend lathe post) I didn't do much lurking before posting.