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    Hey,
    Can't get the pics posted due to lack of talent in that area. I wasted too much time trying. I have been offered a Vernon mill 220 volt complete set of Brown & sharpe collets for $850. Is this a good deal or should I walk? Machine appears in great shape! Includes a 360 degree vise, collet changing wrench and the collets. What do you think?? Thanks in advance for all advise. Fred

  • #2
    Walk, definitely. Even better, run as fast as you can.

    That is to the nearest ATM and get the money in this guy's hands before h changes his mind.

    http://www.lathes.co.uk/vernon/

    This is a very nice machine for th home shop.

    [This message has been edited by JCHannum (edited 12-04-2005).]
    Jim H.

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    • #3
      Vernon is kind of a strange machine, not quite a vertical mill, not quite a jig borer, but I always thought of it as a well-made machine. Very old, though - all Vernon verticals are at least half a century past their prime.

      The last one I saw for sale failed to get its starting bid of $850.

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      • #4
        Thanks guys,
        I looked at it and it seems great but I am not well versed in these since I am a newbie. I was comparing the small mills/ China-made to this and couldn't help but think it was a good deal. Thanks for the reinforcement. Best to all Fred

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        • #5
          Which Vernon are you refering to?
          Actually, Vernon had a "jig borer", and later bought out the Horizontal Mill that "Diamond" had been making ( Also a Los Angelus company)
          So Vernon had a Horizontal Mill and a Jig Borer. Then they later merged with Sheldon, who offered the Horizontal Mill, but I donot know what happened to the Jig Borer.
          I owned 2 Diamonds at one time.. a very sturdy mill...superior to the imports IMHO.
          Rich

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          • #6
            Of Course , Here is Tony's description
            http://www.lathes.co.uk/diamond/

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            • #7
              Hey,
              The machine is the verticle mill and jig borer. I hope to post pictures later today if I can get it to work. I wish it had some power feeds but manual is better than nothing. What do you think of the price? Thanks Fred

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              • #8
                finally a picture (I hope)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...nonmill001.jpg

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                • #9
                  no hyperlink...I give up!

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                  • #10



                    all you got to do is put {img] at the begining and {/img] at the end but keep all brackets like this [[[[



                    [This message has been edited by aboard_epsilon (edited 12-05-2005).]

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                    • #11
                      Think it just needed a space or new line for the link, then it should work automagically:

                      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...nonmill001.jpg

                      Or add the [img ] and [/img ] tags around it to show the image:

                      (deleted on edit as Mark beat me to it!)

                      Details of this stuff is at here.

                      Looks like a lovely little machine. One thing to check is that the table travel (12" x 6" according to lathes.co.uk) is going to be big enough for whatever you intend to machine on it.


                      [This message has been edited by bikepete (edited 12-05-2005).]

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                      • #12
                        Thats a really nice machine agreed.
                        I really like the Art-deco looks of it.
                        Looking at the build of it, it looks very similar to my shipman pillar drill.
                        my drill has no move-able x and y axis though.
                        all the best.....mark

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                        • #13
                          Thanks to both Bikepete and aboard_epsilon for the computer help!! the computer is a Frustrating machine. I think I am going to take the mill. I only do small projects and I am really cramped for space. Thanks Fred

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                          • #14
                            The photo doesn't do justice to the Deco belt cover. Otherwise, it looks good.

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                            • #15
                              I had a Vernon horizontal with a vertical head. It was a very solid machine. I sold it for something like $1,200. I don't think you would go wrong buying the Vernon vertical for what they are asking.

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