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  • EDM at auction

    Anybody need a ready made military surplus EDM machine?
    Check this out:
    http://cgi.govliquidation.com/auctio...&convertTo=USD

  • #2
    Sad!!

    Look at this old Southbend. http://cgi.govliquidation.com/auctio...&convertTo=USD It looks like it has been outside for ten years.

    OK, so the government no longer has a need for these machines. They should at least take care of them before they auction these machines off.

    IMO, They should auction their "surplus" when deemed as surplus an no longer needed. Instead, they apparently put these machines in "storage".

    The apparent "surplus storage method" makes these look like sh*t, if the "surplus storage method" hasn't caused these machines to become sh*t.

    Look at the shine on those ways and tables. The electronics in the CNC equipment must be up to snuff after being exposed to the weather like that .

    Pi**es me off!!!

    Done ranting!
    Paying Attention Is Not That Expensive.

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    • #3
      Cute little hole popper. You could make holes in any shape--never fear square holes again, let alone a Torx star!

      LOL

      It would be fun to play with if it worked. Not sure what the likelihood of that is though.

      Best,

      BW
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      • #4
        Other than the surface rust, I would think it would be a worthwhile item if you have a use for it. They class its condition as "F7" which is described as "Economically reparable material which requires repair, overhaul, or reconditioning. Includes reparable items."

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        • #5
          Just your every day tap extractor burner outter. Price looks high for what you get. .And the South Bend dont look bad just rusty Nothing Steel wool and oil wont fix along with a few cases of Scotch Brite pades.And lots of elbow grease.
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          • #6
            "Just your every day tap extractor burner outter. Price looks high for what you get."

            HUH? The auction doesn't even start until Monday, the day after tomorrow. The starting bid will be $50.

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            • #7
              Looks like a tap burner to me too. Other than the rust on the table, if it worked and could be had cheap you might be able to make some money with it just getting people out of a pickle.
              Jonathan P.

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              • #8
                Whoops, I can't read. The auction starts JUNE 14, not May 14 !!!

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                • #9
                  While is it "EDM" literally it's not really an EDM machine in the usual sense or a "hole popper" but simply a tap disintegrator. Tap disintegrators are too crude for sinker work or proper hole popping for wire EDM purposes.

                  Having said that, this machine looks brand spanking new...a late model one that has never been used...nonetheless plopped outside to "disintegrate" itself with mother natures and uncle sam's help

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                  • #10
                    EDM at auction

                    One thing I noticed about both the tap burner and the lathe, they were crated and strapped with adequate care. They padded the straps where they rounded the corners of the tables. The lathe had remnants of sheathing on the pallet that appear to have been a box covering it. The agencies that gave these tools up obviously did not think that they were junk but somewhere between there and the buyers is a problem. Hmmmmmm, could it possibly be Government Liquidations fault for treating our hard earned tax dollars with such disregard????? Anyway, it needs to be handled in a better way. Warehouse storage of machinery and tools should be mandatory. You would think that they would realize that bids would be a lot higher on a piece of serviceable equipment than on one that needed a total rebuild.

                    Just a thought,
                    Jim (KB4IVH)

                    Only fools abuse their tools.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Scishopguy
                      . Hmmmmmm, could it possibly be Government Liquidations fault for treating our hard earned tax dollars with such disregard????? ,
                      Nope...I was buying government surplus way before the internet and they did the exact same things back then too. The ultimate stupidity is when they have inside warehouse space but it's consumed with worthless old computers and decrepit office furniture and then put $50,000 CNC machine tools outside.

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