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    Default Any money in breaking CNC machines?

    Just curious if anybody here has any experience breaking up machines and parting them out?

    I have the opportunity to buy a super clean Takisawa TS20 lathe with a cooked motherboard. The owner has spent quite a bit trying to get the board fixed but has been told 12k for a new control by Fanuc.

    They bought a new machine and want this gone

    The last "offer" they made to me was $2000 including a Fanuc robot.
    They replaced a bunch of stuff including ballscrews about 3 years ago.

    Just wondering if i made space to move this thing somewhere and broke all the electronics and goodies, put them up on ebay. Is there good money to be made on something like this? More trouble then worth?

    Cheers

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    why not approach it like the bport.....good mechanical infrastructure in need of new electronics? If its working and in great shape, you'd think that would be the highest value
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    Thats what i originally went to look at the machine for but the thing is huge and at 5 tons, too much for me to deal with (double car garage, alley on a hill...etc.)

    They have a Takisawa TC2 still making parts that I am trying to work a deal on fingers crossed

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    Any money in breaking CNC machines?



    If there were any money in breaking stuff I'd be a millionaire.

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    I fit into that catagory as well

    Thats why this would be perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustybolt
    Any money in breaking CNC machines?



    If there were any money in breaking stuff I'd be a millionaire.
    LOL! Yes sir, I'd on the penthouse floor myself!

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    Takisawa is really good iron. If they replaced ball screws recently, the only other major mechanical component in question might be ways. Those are rock solid on a Takisawa.

    If you or they don't want the machine for $2000, let me know and I'll come get it and throw a new Fanuc 0i-T control on it for about $5K. With that, the machine is worth $10K all day long.

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    Sure I will let you know

    I had some pictures but I can't find them. The machine is super clean.

    They have a Kuraki MH400 HM also with a control problem. Thing is massive tho

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    A friend made his money back by parting out an old Mori SL-0 after he found out it was beyond repair.

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    so this machine is leaving this shop by end of next week
    some other guy has a standing offer of 1k on it

    its killing me that i have no where to put it if i bought it. thinking more and more about retrofitting it

    i went to see the robot yesterday, looks sweet

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