View Full Version : horizontal mill for sale
03-20-2003, 06:10 PM
At the scrapyard here in eastern connecticut there is a medium sized horizontal mill for $75. I think it would be called an operation machine rather than a tool room type, because it has a rack and pinion crossfeed instead of a ball screw/power one. It has a 3 phase motor and was working when it was removed from a shop. If it doesnt get bought soon it will probably go to scrap. DOnt let the price fool you, it looks to be a decent machine.
03-20-2003, 07:22 PM
That is also called a hand mill. There are many of these around for cheap. They are usually small, nice size for a home shop, frequently clapped out or modified for a specific purpose, sometimes in very nice shape, and worth looking at.
They will require a good imagination to make a feed for the table, but could be an excellent start for a person with lots of ambition, little money and no milling machine.
03-20-2003, 08:36 PM
Can you put it on my credit card and ship it? Or is it too heavy for UPS and the Post Office?
03-21-2003, 01:31 PM
It appears to be in good shape...i really didnt look too closely, however, since i am not interested in it. Just thought there may be an HSM'r out there to rescue it from the scrap pile.
Jerry, the scrap yards motto is "In God We Trust, all others pay cash" no credit cards. If you were seriously interested, i could find out what it weighs. I know shipping would be more than the machine costs. There is an ABF (Arkansas or Alabama Business Freight) in town who i have used to ship stuff in the past.
03-21-2003, 01:38 PM
I'm looking for something like that but it's a little too far from me. I've been watching Ebay all the time looking for a deal. Do you happen to know the model so I could get a picture of what the machine is? I've been told the vises are highly valued. My bet is that is missing from this machine. Still, thanks for the heads up.
03-21-2003, 01:54 PM
yes, the vise is missing, but for $75 whatya expect. It think with a little tinkering and cleanup this could make someone a nice machine. BTW, i have no financial or other interest in this other than GUs and Art (the owners of the scrapyard) being really nice guys who treat me right when i need something
03-21-2003, 02:14 PM
I think I will skip this one, but thanks for the thought. The shipping is what always kills some of these deals.
Currently I have to think about moving most of my shop about 600 miles, so that is going to cost me a bunch.