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hardtail
02-27-2009, 12:25 PM
Sounds like for whoever can get there first..........

http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/showthread.php?t=175850

lazlo
02-27-2009, 12:30 PM
Oooh, that's a big boy -- 3,300 lbs if I remember correctly.

Wish I lived in Canada! :D

wierdscience
02-27-2009, 02:50 PM
Darn it,wrong side of the continent for Russ.

small.planes
02-27-2009, 03:27 PM
Ive got one of those and its a well built machine. Really cant argue at the price :cool:

just after I moved mine in:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/DSC_1673.jpg


Dave

John Stevenson
02-27-2009, 03:48 PM
I still keep getting a woody looking at that............

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small.planes
02-27-2009, 03:52 PM
I just got all 16 speeds running fine now too :)
Id wired the start contactor across the 2 generated phases from my rotary convertor, so when the motor tried to start and the phases dipped the contactor dropped out. rewired correctly and its a 'clunk....whoop whoop whoop whirr' as the spindle runs up to speed.
Its quite scary at 4500 rpm...

Dave

Mcgyver
02-27-2009, 03:54 PM
other side of town for me, but i just don't need another mill :( ................now if it was a big universal :)

Teenage_Machinist
02-27-2009, 07:58 PM
Gah! If only it were half the size...

tony ennis
02-27-2009, 08:49 PM
small.planes, I could tell you were in the UK just from the 'feel' of that picture.

John Stevenson
02-27-2009, 09:02 PM
Was it the Castle Combe Racing circuit sign?, the Brit number plate in the window, everything built of brick or the homely crammed in , neighbours overlooking everything situation ?

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jacampb2
02-27-2009, 09:29 PM
Well, I sent the guy an email. I am only about 4 hours away-- catch is, I am across the border in MI.

Do any of you know how duty might work on something like this? I hope, that since it is a free item, the duty will be minimal, but my friend says that that is only true to a certain point, and some large items might be charged on weight...

Thanks for the heads up! Hopefully we will be able to pick it up.

Jason

Mike of the North
02-28-2009, 12:18 AM
Funny thing is it looks like he has only had it since March.
http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/showthread.php?t=153624

lazlo
02-28-2009, 01:10 AM
Well, I sent the guy an email. I am only about 4 hours away-- catch is, I am across the border in MI.

Do any of you know how duty might work on something like this?

You might want to read Don Thomas' thread on PracticalMachinst where he drove up to Canada to buy a Hardinge clone. He had a heck of a time at the border, apparently because Canadians customs wanted to charge him duty because he was a professional machinery dealer.

jacampb2
02-28-2009, 01:34 AM
lazlo, is that the guys user name? I will go try to search for it.

Thanks,
Jason

jacampb2
02-28-2009, 01:37 AM
n/m found it, thanks!