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  • Sub-base sadness or rusty jewel?

    I was gonna' bid on these, but a tree fell on my barn roof so I don't have anyplace to keep em'till I fix it. Anyhow,usual gov'ment madness...Aged in the weather before the auction.
    Troublesome..BPT. spindle facing the rain for some time... but looks like something worth inspecting. Check out the Cinnci' with 499 hours on the hobs!!!That reads to me as NEW except for rusty ways.Sometimes you can get this stuff for less than $100...............







    http://cgi.govliquidation.com/auction/view?id=679077


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    http://cgi.govliquidation.com/auction/view?id=679076


  • #2
    Hoffman would be the one to answer, but I am afraid that it doesnt have enough rust and its a little to dry for him to look at.

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    • #3
      I've been looking at that government liquidation site for hours.... found a kaiser jeep 6x6 diesel at a base an hour from me for $35....

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      • #4
        Looks sweet! The auction says 440V so if it's not a dual voltage that could be challenging.

        One thing I've noticed about good old iron is that rust doesn't take it's toll as bad as the new stuff. Man, they could have put a can over the spindle or something.
        Techno-Anarchist

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        • #5
          Why not see how cheap you can get them anyway? Just throw a tarp over them when you get them home.
          Then call me up and offer me one ;-)

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          • #6
            That cinn has a problem with the knee crank.It seems.

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            The tame Wolf !

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            • #7
              Looks bent

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              • #8
                Good Grief! All they ever have around here is uniforms, trailers and kitchen equipment.

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                • #9
                  Close by, less than 25 miles, maybe I'll try to check them out.

                  Has anyone here dealt with govliquidation? If so, how was your experience?

                  Thanks.
                  ERB
                  Paying Attention Is Not That Expensive.

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                  • #10
                    ERB,

                    i've dealt with them. the govt liquidation folks are okay, it's the other bidders. believe me, if those two mills are worth anything, they will go for WAY more than $100 (unless you get exceptionally lucky).

                    one time I was bidding on an old K&T vertical mill. i called a few folks and they said expect to pay between $500 and $1200. the thing went for $2500 or some crazy amount.

                    andy b.
                    The danger is not that computers will come to think like men - but that men will come to think like computers. - some guy on another forum not dedicated to machining

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                    • #11
                      Well, I didn't get to check them out, just as well I suppose. I already have two machines in re-hab.

                      Figured I would follow it, anyways.
                      Bridgeport sold for $870.00, Cincinnatti sold for $110.00. Good buys? Maybe.

                      Besides, I need heat more than machine tools this winter.
                      Paying Attention Is Not That Expensive.

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                      • #12
                        <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Bridgeport sold for $870.00, Cincinnatti sold for $110.00. Good buys? Maybe.</font>
                        Even with the bent knee screw shaft (turn a new shaft=$5),$110 for an under 500 hour Cinci mill is an absolute steal if you have use for serious milling capacity and rock solid stability during cutting. My Granpa used to rebuild these things, so I got a soft spot for em'.
                        $870 for the B'port? Look at it, a new set of spindle bearings($300), touch up the spindle taper with a grinder.... You got something!!
                        If my gut tells me right, both these toys only needed some cosmetic rust cleaning and some 'frostin' work to be B-you-t-ful. If my barn was fixed, I certainly would have taken a look and bid more than what they went for.

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                        • #13
                          "Even with the bent knee screw shaft (turn a new shaft=$5),$110 for an under 500 hour Cinci mill is an absolute steal if you have use for serious milling capacity and rock solid stability during cutting. My Granpa used to rebuild these things, so I got a soft spot for em'."

                          My cinn #1 cost $50.00 delivered,good cond.

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                          The tame Wolf !

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