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Evan
10-18-2003, 02:58 AM
I found one of the only two milling machines in Canada available on Ebay in Calgary. Only $199.00 Seems a tad large. It will fit through my garage doors but would probably sink through the floor. There sure is a shortage of suitable equipment around here.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2565969619&category=12584

ibewgypsie
10-18-2003, 04:24 AM
Look at the sway in that flatbed.. geeze..

Too heavy to pay UPS on for sure..

David..

BFHAMR
10-18-2003, 08:29 AM
You could mount your lathe on the table and have your own 3 in 1 machine. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

Dan

dvideo
10-18-2003, 03:10 PM
They haven't made these machines illegal in Canada yet? They have sharp edges after all.... :>

-- jerry

beckley23
10-18-2003, 07:34 PM
Don't know how Elliot sizes their machines, but my 20hp #4 Cincinnati with 18 X 80 table weighs 11,900 lbs.
Harry

wierdscience
10-18-2003, 08:45 PM
So..uh..you gonna build your own hydro dam to run that monster? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

They will probibly go really cheap,and they are probibly worn slap out too.

SJorgensen
10-19-2003, 12:17 AM
It's amazing what happens to industrial tools in an economy when all the manufacturing jobs are going overseas. You might end up with a whole assembly line!

Spence

abn
10-19-2003, 02:26 AM
SJorgensen,

You're not joking...I've seen a couple shops going in the 20-30 Thousand dollar range here in California. I even saw one about two years ago in the Recycler (our local private party sale newspaper) advertised at $18,000. When I watch some of my friends paying $600 bucks per month in car payments and insurance, and interest rates as low as they are...buying a small turnkey machine shop doesn't seem that expensive. Especially if it was cheap enough to eliminate the need to "make a profit or starve". Of course rent and power charges could eat you up...if it was all peaches and cream I guess the shop owner wouldn't be selling?



<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SJorgensen:
It's amazing what happens to industrial tools in an economy when all the manufacturing jobs are going overseas. You might end up with a whole assembly line!

Spence</font>

wato
10-19-2003, 02:53 AM
Wish the were over here. I'd grab one at that price. Then worry about how to power it.

DR
10-19-2003, 03:06 AM
What's with all the electronics? Are these old NC machines? If so, $199 might be too much.

quasi
10-19-2003, 04:26 PM
Evan, I live in Calgary and I have seen those 2 mills at 3 different auctions in the past 2or 3 years, the rumor is they are owned by Modern tool, which makes sense because 2 of those auctions were Modern tool shadow auctions ( Auctions done by taking a shop that is closing and filling it with a dealers unsellable junk machines)
Be very careful of shill bidding etc. These guys are crooks and proud of it.