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    EBAY UK 332273809408. I fell about laughing.

  • #2
    That verbiage is ebays and the person listing the item has no control over it.

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    • #3
      I believe that comment comes up automatically when the seller clicks on the "used" option for that description box.

      But really, what a lot of nerve trying to sell a crashed tool that is clearly a candidate for the scrap box ! ! ! I've sent them a comment on it termed nicely thinking that the person putting the stuff up for sale simply is not familiar enough with the tooling to know that it's buggered. We'll see what happens now....
      Chilliwack BC, Canada

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      • #4
        I was going to contact them myself, thanks BC. The shank of good quality lathe tools should not be thrown away, the steel is useful for making something else (but not at that price he he).
        Last edited by old mart; 08-11-2017, 02:43 PM.

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        • #5
          Well, you could make a hell of a fine mechanical punch press key from the shank.

          Leave the raggedy end sticking out for aesthetic effect and to teach passersby not to wear loose clothing close to a cycling punch press.

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          • #6
            It reminds me of Gonzo's nose.

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            • #7
              You don't understand, its a quality product from brand-name manufacturer. I bet you would rather you some chinese POS

              Same seller seem to have quite a few similar "treasures"
              Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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              • #8
                Originally posted by old mart View Post
                I was going to contact them myself, thanks BC. The shank of good quality lathe tools should not be thrown away, the steel is useful for making something else (but not at that price he he).
                I agree... but we're both thinking like HOME shop guys where we "recycle, reuse, repurpose". This isn't the sort of garbage you sell on Fleabay. As a piece of steel to be used for some other function it's simply not worth even the shipping charge. It's the sort of thing that you toss to your buddy that says they might be able to use it for something.
                Chilliwack BC, Canada

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                • #9
                  I have seen ads from Companies who repair and rebuild tool holders. Wonder if They would tackle that one?
                  mark costello-Low speed steel

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                  • #10
                    I've asked him if he has inserts to fit the "Customised" tip seat ;-)
                    If you benefit from the Dunning-Kruger Effect you may not even know it ;-)

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                    • #11
                      In reply to my posting to him which indicated that it had been "crashed' or otherwise abused and would no longer hold an insert I got a simple "thank you very much". The listing was removed by him as well. So the seller simply did not know.

                      It sort of makes me wonder why someone that does not know anything about this stuff is selling such items. But from the seller's other listings it would seem that machine tooling is a VERY small part of what they sell.

                      Hey, at least he did the honorable thing once the condition was pointed out. So kudos to him for that.
                      Chilliwack BC, Canada

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                      • #12
                        You saved him some aggro from a visually impaired buyer.

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                        • #13
                          There are a lot of garage traders on ebay these days who haven't a clue and don't seem to care. Some of them may be leaving the listings to be done by their wife or secretary who has even less idea. Some just don't have enough brain cells so perhaps best they are doing this or politics to make a living rather than trying to be brain surgeons.
                          Then there are the relatives selling their father's shed contents who sadly never spoke to him to learn any of his skills or interests.
                          Bear in mind some of the people who turn up here deciding to get into 'lathing' to mend their motorbike have precious little knowledge when they start, and they are the interested ones.

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                          • #14
                            I had lots of super bargains from people who do not know the best way to go about selling on eBay.
                            I have a lot of screwed shank milling cutters and an Osborn Titanic came up on eBay. The picture was of the box which had an illustration of the iso30 type. I happened to look at the other pictures which showed the R8 shank which I wanted. No one else bid and the start price was 1/3 of what they usually went for second hand, it was brand new with only a little staining from storage. It runs true, unlike the well worn Clarkson Autolock which I'd been using.
                            Some of the bargains are to found that have been listed badly, turning up in distantly related areas.

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                            • #15
                              "may have some signs of cosmetic wear,........
                              SHEESH OLDMART I thought you were having a pop at your old pal big Al there When asked by an elderly English lady if Scotsmen ever had anything worn under his bonnie kilt the Scotsman said NO THER IS NOTHING WORN beneath my kilt lassie it's awe in perfectly good working order. I assure you.Alistair
                              Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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