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  • A deal I stumbled on.

    Hello everyone, it has been awhile since I posted here, but I stumbled on a deal on three machines recently.
    The first is a Boyar-Schultz 6-12 surface grinder,

    the second a 1951 vintage Bridgeport M-head mill,

    and the third a Kondia FV-1 Powermill.

    I am currently working on getting the shop cleaned up so I can get them in to start on repairs and assembly of them. . The Surface grinder needs the table travel assembly rebuilt, the work was started by the previous owner but never finished. The Bridgeport needs a good cleaning and new wiring, and the Kondia will need retrofitted with new motor controllers, as it was an old CNC or NC mill.
    Dan.

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    Nice score.
    "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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    • #3
      It's not a deal without prices. Please, shock me.
      Stuart de Haro

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      • #4
        Originally posted by hornluv
        It's not a deal without prices. Please, shock me.
        Boyar-Schultz 6-12 Surface Grinder, with Manual magnetic chuck, 12" X 18" x 4"? thick, surface plate and a small toolmakers vise. $875
        Bridgeport M-head Mill, with a Bridgeport vise. No tooling $1600
        Kondia FV-1 Powermill, with Kurt style vise, ten or so #30 NMTB tool holders and the old junk control panel. $750
        And a 7-1/2hp 3 phase motor for $75 and a bunch of end mills of unknown quality for $45
        For a grand total of $3345.
        Dan.

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        • #5
          What part of the world are you in?
          "I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

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          • #6
            I live outside of Meadville, Pa. There are probably more tool & die makers and machinists here per capita then anywhere else in the states.
            I graduated from Tool & Die Technology in our local vo-tech school in 1980 and the job market was extremely bad at the time so I took another path in life and ended up being a Steamfitter in the Local Union.
            I started seriously looking for a Bridgeport or Wells-Index mill about seven years ago, but I keep missing them or getting out bid on them (at auctions) I bought my Clausing 6903 lathe about three years ago and that really motivated me to find a mill, I missed two in the last two months. When I mentioned this to an iron worker on a job, he said he had a couple of mills and the surface grinder he wanted rid of. We went and looked at them with the understanding that the Kondia was a CNC machine that he did not have the control panel for (turns out he did), I made an offer on the SG and the M-head, and he accepted the offer. When I went to move the SG home, he told me that he wanted to get rid of the Kondia mill what was it worth to me I said scrap price of $500, we agreed on the final price to include the vise and tooling for it.
            For once I won one. I want one mill and ended up with two, once and awhile life hands you Aces instead of deuces!
            Dan.

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            • #7
              Well, I'd say you got a really nice deal on the Kondia, even if it does have a bad control. Keep us posted on the restoration efforts.
              Stuart de Haro

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