View Full Version : Myford lathe - straight from the horse's mouth

Dr Stan
07-14-2011, 03:22 PM
The following is information posted on Myford's web site:

"This is a liquidation sale and will be your last opportunity to buy spares, lathes and plant equipment at such great prices."

"All spare lathes, and plant equipment available."

So, to me it looks like the company is being broken up and sold off piece by piece.

07-14-2011, 06:31 PM
all the spares and a lot of the stock have gone to a tool dealer that sells on eBay , called RDG

from what ive read ..the only stuff up for grabs will be the machinery that made the myfords and some reconditioned machines.

all the best.markj

John Stevenson
07-14-2011, 06:36 PM
That's a real sorry state of affairs selling the spares to RDG who Myfords hated [ the sale was done by the asset people ]

RDG have a reputation of selling real tatty Indian imports of Myford spares. However now they have the chance to sprinkle a few of these amongst the good and no one can check up any longer.

I'll bet old man Moore would be turning in his grave if they hadn't sold all the lathes. :mad:

07-14-2011, 06:50 PM
I refuse to deal with RDG ..out of about 6 or 7 things i bought off them ..they screwed up on at least four.

late delivery ..wrong item ..damaged item....lost item

short changed me at Harogate show ..luckily someone standing by the side of me witnessed it ..or i wouldn't have a leg to stand on ..

to top it off, when i got home and had a look. ..the ratchet tap holder they sold me was bent

mix and match the spares ..may happen

all the best.markj

07-15-2011, 06:31 AM
Another thing that has happened over the last few weeks is that car maker Ford has brought out something called MyFord touch

Makes you wonder weather ford have bought the name .

soon as that thing takes hold ..you will find it very hard to look up anything myford related to lathes in google.

all the best.markj

The Artful Bodger
07-15-2011, 06:44 AM
Another thing that has happened over the last few weeks is that car maker Ford has brought out something called MyFord touch

Makes you wonder weather ford have bought the name .

They probably didnt bother.

07-15-2011, 06:45 AM
Got off the phone from RDG

they do have all the spares and are opening a new website to sell them under the myfod name

They have given verbal permission for me to post this info

makes the myford web page a bit misleading

from David on MEW site from Chris Moore they do have secondhand acc. and machines still for sale

take it for what its worth


John Stevenson
07-15-2011, 08:59 AM
I have just got back from Myfords, spoke to Chris Moore and RDG who are there in force clearing out.

Bottom line is that RDG have bought all the spares and anything other than machines that is not bolted down, this includes the contents of the fitting shop, inspection and other departments. They have also bought all the jigs and fixtures.

They have also purchased the drawings and intellectual rights of the company.

They have bought / rented another 3,000 sq ft warehouse to put all this in and will be running this as a separate company. They will still sell the Indian imports but as imports and run a two tiered system to supply all needs. This direct face to face from RDG this morning.

What is on sale to the public are all the Myford lathes, millers and a few drilling machines plus the contents of the shop and secondhand accessories, vises, boxes of cutters odd collets etc.

The items are all priced up as of 12:30 today but not the machines but I was told these will be priced up by tomorrow.

The bits and pieces are reasonable 30 for a 6" vise, used and not pristine, indexers from 30, various chucks etc.

On the machines there are quite few new lathes and some early ML7's and S7's that are untouched as bought in for refurb.

Only pricing I saw was for a couple of ML10's at 2,322 and 2,554 each and a VMA attachment for a series 7 at 2,000

Two shots of the machines for sale.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/myfordsale1.jpg (http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/myfordsale1.jpg)

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/myfordsale2.jpg (http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/myfordsale2.jpg)

Two shots of what is on offer to the public.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/myfordsale3.jpg (http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/myfordsale3.jpg)

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/myfordsale4.jpg (http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/myfordsale4.jpg)

I was told by the asset sales guy that machines will be sold at market value as there are the last to be produced and sold, there will be no more, his words, not mine.

There are some machines included in the plant like modified Myfords and couple of tatty 254's and one Mini-Kop and a couple of Mg12 grinders. You will have to see one of the asset guys over these to get a price.

All the good plant has already been sold. [ Hence my trip today <g> ]

07-15-2011, 10:16 AM
Thanks for that John,

Hope you got some bargains.

I shall pop up for one last look round tomorrow.

I guess this was inevitable the factory seemed to get quieter and quieter each open day.

Still the end of an era..... :(