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  • Used mill opinions please

    I found a used mill on Craigslist. Asking 900$. I will copy the post. I would like anyone's
    2 cents. Be as brutal as you'd like. It's a Burke number 4 vertical and horizontal. I am going to take some pics as well. Going to do some research before getting serious about it. Thanks guys

    For sale is a burke number 4 milling machine complete with the coveted vertical milling attachment. This is a fabulous little horizontal mill that doubles as a vertical milling machine. The mill comes with the vertical attachment, 3 colllets for holding endmills, an arbor for horizontal cutting, and a few cutters. It is on the original burke stand but can also be benchtop mounted if you wish.

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    If the current CL is any indication, I would certainly start at a lower $$$ figure, based solely on what else is available.

    Largely a matter of condition, that vertical head is tougher to find...small but IMO better built than some other smaller mills, Yahoo! group so there is a community for info, suggestions and "support"

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    • #3
      Where you are, in what ought to be the tool-rich east (you may be a bit out of the major area of Ohio and NY) that seems like it should be lower. Yeah vertical head... but seems high for the location
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      • #4
        Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
        Where you are, in what ought to be the tool-rich east (you may be a bit out of the major area of Ohio and NY) that seems like it should be lower. Yeah vertical head... but seems high for the location
        I live just outside pittsburgh. I thought it a little high too. I'm going to take a look at it, but certainly will not meet that tarriff. I can wait for a better deal

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        • #5
          And of course it's all about condition & availabily of parts & accessories. If it looks good bring out $500 cash & he'll probably take it.
          "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
          world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
          country, in easy stages."
          ~ James Madison

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          • #6
            Even here in the northeast, small horizontal mills are tough to find.
            $900 seems a little high, but I don't think that $750 would be out of line if it's in decent shape.

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