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  1. #11
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    BillH wrote: "Your in Western Canada? Take a trip south, Like Seattle, or another industrial city. Sure to find many used machines."

    Sorry, guys. You won't find much in Seattle. ALL the used machinery dealers have gone out of business (most of the new machine dealers, too).

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    The sweet spot in Our Country (USA) appears to be North east.. Conn, Maryland, Pa, NJ..

    Lots of deals there, that is where my machines came from.

    David.

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    MGM
    Good to see another Manitoba guy...welcome to the board!

    Unfortunately, it's like the other guys are saying - good used machine tools are hard to come by here, but then I suppose you already know that.

    Some questions for you:
    Do you have a specific price range in mind?

    Older American iron or newer offshore?

    Are you in touch with the Wpg. dealers?

    I presume you're watching the papers for machines & auctions.?

    Have you ruled out looking east instead of west? Probably more stuff available in southern Ontario than west. (maybe someone who knows the Ont. market can comment on this)




    [This message has been edited by Herb W (edited 12-20-2003).]

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    North East is definetly the goldmine
    Where I live, Every week a new southbend is in the paper, certainly allways some bridgeports for sale.

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    One comparatively little known Canadian newspaper that lists used machinery for sale is The Western Producer.

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    Thank you for the replys.I was thinking in the five thousand price range.The chinese 14/40 looks like a nice machine but I'm wondering in the long run if that is a wise choice.At the present I have a 12/36 Worcester lathe from the 30's ?.It is well past is usefull life but it just won't die.

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