View Full Version : This maybe a no no but.......

01-11-2005, 03:29 PM
I dont know if its ok to post this kind of stuff but....

I know of somebody who is selling some machinery. Enco 12x36 with DRO and tooling, BP knee mill with tooling and a IR 7.5 HP compressor. According to the owner, lathe has less than 10hrs of use, mill about the same and compressor never used, not even hooked up.
Its located in Ohio.

If its generally ok to post this let me know and I can post some more details or you can email me for info.


3 Phase Lightbulb
01-11-2005, 03:37 PM
NO, It's NOT OK to tease people... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif Is this really a hidden question like "Should I buy these"?

Lets cut out all the crap and just answer your question your question... http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif

Yes, You should definitly buy them!! If the BP knee mill has "less than 10hrs of use" like you say, then it's probably worth around $5k regardless how old it is....

So, what are you going to do with the clausing? You could keep it, and sell the Enco 12x36 but remove the DRO and put it on your clausing...


01-11-2005, 03:42 PM
LOL, for once i am not asking a round about question.

The day after I brought my lathe home, I ran into a guy selling his crap right here in my small hometown!!

Here are some details. He wants 3k for the lathe and tooling. He wants 1k for the mill and 500 for the compressor. Buy it all for 4k.

I have his handwritten details in my wifes car, he went into more description than I remember.

I want the mill and compressor!!!!!!

But my wife is ready to slap me silly over a 400 dollar RPC.

01-11-2005, 03:53 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">my wife is ready to slap me silly over a 400 dollar RPC</font>

No need to get slapped. You should be able to build an RPC for around $100 if you can scrounge for parts; a lot less if you're a really good scrounger.

Check out the "VFD and RPC" section of the Practical Machinist board or send me a private message.

01-11-2005, 03:55 PM
You get used to being slapped silly....I don't even mention things unless they are big any more. My wife would notice another hunk of machinery in my little shop, but a piece of tooling is another story.

Grab the mill if you can if it's in good shape. The bruises will fade....

Andy Pullen

I built my RPC for about $100. Works great!

[This message has been edited by andypullen (edited 01-11-2005).]

3 Phase Lightbulb
01-11-2005, 03:57 PM
Regardless, if $400 = a slap, then $4k is only 10 slaps. Well worth enduring for a 12x36 Lathe w/DRO, Bridgeport Mill, and 7.5 Pony compressor.


01-11-2005, 04:13 PM
Andy, Don, I am thinking about it, but dont know how. Looking for plans, parts list etc.

01-11-2005, 04:19 PM
you can get to liking the slaps, -if you give it half a chance.

01-11-2005, 04:22 PM
I'd limp for a month if I could get a BP with ten hours for $1K. If she doesn't bust your jaw on the first punch, you could remind her during the beating that the hospital bill will just add more expense.

01-11-2005, 04:39 PM
I may have been incorrect about the mill. I know the lathe has only 10 hrs on it. The mill he may have gotten used. I dont have what he wrote down with me, its in my wifes car. Will check up on it.

Alistair Hosie
01-11-2005, 04:42 PM
Listen any of your wives can slap me silly for$4000 it can even be done by post http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

01-11-2005, 04:58 PM
And Alistair has reveiled yet another secret. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif


01-11-2005, 05:42 PM
Just a thought, assuming the air compressor is three phase, it can be run on 220V single phase, and used as the RPC. You will have to de-rate it to about 5HP, but can do that by playing around with the sheaves, slowing it down to limit current draw.

You will have to start it first, either with a pony motor or capacitors, but it will work once running.

Pull the DRO & what tooling you can use from the lathe, and peddle it. Your Clausing is a better machine.

[This message has been edited by JCHannum (edited 01-11-2005).]

01-11-2005, 07:04 PM

Its not my stuff. I would buy it and take what I need and sell the rest, but I really dont have another 4k floating around.

01-11-2005, 08:05 PM
cuemaker....you're going to have to fess up to everything for sure!!! You left the list of goodies in your wifes car...No? Ooops...you'll learn http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

charlie coghill
01-11-2005, 09:41 PM
It is always easier to ask forgivness than to get premission. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif We will help, watch as you get slapped around.

01-11-2005, 10:10 PM
My wife finds you guys to be very funny. She said she wouldnt slap me silly, just drive me crazy for awhile.

Actually, to be honest, she is about the best damn thing to happen to me in the world.

She wants you to know she was denied her 3 stone diamond ring for my lathe!!!!!