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Wirecutter
08-31-2005, 11:49 AM
I was looking for parts to do some repairs/upgrades on my Bridgeport J-head Series I mill today. (Bearings, ball screws, maybe even a scraping or two) I was surprized to find out that, after buying all of Bridgeport's remaining intellectual property, Hardinge has actually restarted production of the old Series I.

Now here's a machine that was first produced over 60 years ago. While it's been improved a lot over the years, you have to admit that it's a pretty impressive life span for a product of any type. Just for grins, I'm going to try to find out how much a 2005 Series I costs. Then I'll get back to working on my own...

3 Phase Lightbulb
08-31-2005, 11:56 AM
You can buy them from MSC.. Last time I checked, I think they were between $10k-$12k for a 3hp 3ph unit.

Davis In SC
08-31-2005, 11:58 AM
I have not checked lately, but I assume a Bridgeport w/ X-axis power feed & DRO would run around 15,000.00 I bought a new one in 1993, Short table , X-feed, DRO, chrome ways, ...It was 13K & change...

3 Phase Lightbulb
08-31-2005, 12:08 PM
I just checked MSC and a new Bridgeport Series 1 costs $12,600:

Bridgeport Series 1 at MSC (http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT?PMPXNO=1696503&PMT4NO=1101968)

-Adrian

Wirecutter
08-31-2005, 12:21 PM
Silly me. I was trying to reach Bridgeport directly. Thanks, guys.

I could also get a nice new Hardinge HLV for the low, low price of 43,900. Well, a guy can dream...

Spin Doctor
08-31-2005, 01:12 PM
If you want a new Series I contact Hardinge as they have the rights to BPs now

Leigh
08-31-2005, 10:44 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Wirecutter:
Silly me. I was trying to reach Bridgeport directly.</font>

Try http://www.bpt.com

Still there.

Davis In SC
09-01-2005, 12:44 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Wirecutter:
Silly me. I was trying to reach Bridgeport directly. Thanks, guys.

I could also get a nice new Hardinge HLV for the low, low price of 43,900. Well, a guy can dream...</font>

Bought a new HLV DR in 1994, they had 4.9% financing for 5 years, it was about 36K tooled up with collets , 3 & 4 jaw, taper, DRO... It is a nice lathe, but hard to make a living on, I wish I had bought a good 10EE Monarch,You can take some deep cuts on the Monarch...

Alistair Hosie
09-01-2005, 01:32 AM
The Bridgeports here on UK Ebay go for quite a reasonable sums I am surprised sometimes they don't make much more. Sometimes going for as low as £500.How is the medium used price in the U.S.A for these on ebay etc?Alistair