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gnm109
10-27-2009, 08:54 PM
This was enough to bring a tear to my eye. A nice old mill going into a dumpster. It will probably come back as iron cooking utensils as one of the comments on the video said.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3RgyZRgshA&feature=rec-HM-r2

andy_b
10-27-2009, 10:34 PM
i didn't realize vertical mills grew on trees. the soil there must have a very high iron content. i'd hate to be walking through the area when they ripen and start dropping on your head.

andy b.

websterz
10-27-2009, 10:39 PM
I think I'm gonna' be sick...:(

.RC.
10-27-2009, 11:17 PM
The video was from the UK and I am sure they would not have been able to sell it anyway..

Manual machines tools are mainly obsolete in industry, and industry in the UK is nearly obsolete as well...

I doubt many hobbyists in the UK would have room for a 3 tonne vertical mill and then be able to afford the ISO50 tooling to go with it..

DR
10-27-2009, 11:24 PM
Go to some large shop auctions. Those type machines often go for $25 and many times no bidders even at that price.

tattoomike68
10-28-2009, 12:32 AM
Go to some large shop auctions. Those type machines often go for $25 and many times no bidders even at that price.


A few years back my friend picked up 2 old CNC VMC's for $1,000. both working. They were Mori seki's.

KiddZimaHater
10-28-2009, 12:49 AM
The company I work for has an old Bridgeport sitting idle, awaiting the scrap yard.
The only things wrong are that the variable speed drive is shot, and the gibs are loose.
My dumbass boss doesn't want to fix it. "It's too expensive."
I asked, Then why not just convert it back to belt drive, and tighten up the gibs?
Nope. He wants to get rid of it.
SHEESH .....:rolleyes:
When it hits the dumpster, I'll scavenge the handles, cranks, dials, and whatever else I can to sell on Ebay.

x39
10-28-2009, 01:00 AM
When it hits the dumpster,
Why let it hit the dumpster? Would he sell it to you for scrap value or slightly more?