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Is it my turn? Anything to do with lathes, mills and other shop tools

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by gggGary, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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  2. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    A millrite sitting next to it in one shot...
     
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  3. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Kinda the point of selling the tractor...
     
  4. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    He emailed me back, it's 120v/single phase and weighs in at an estimated 750 pounds. It has a drawbar collet with extra collets in the cabinet under the mill. I'm waiting to hear when I can go look at it.

    Surveyed the Groj, I can shoe-horn it in if I move some stuff around and get rid of my Crapsman drill press. If the deal works out, I'll probably give that to my grandson.
     
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  5. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yup the mill becomes the goto drill press anyways.
    Too bad it's not 3 phase, a VFD powering a 3 phase motor is downtown.
     
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  6. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Well, poop. I found some dimensions online and the Clausing is virtually the same size as the Grizzly 704 I already have. Actually smaller in a couple of areas. I'm looking for something more toward the Bridgeport end of the scale.
     
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  7. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Well, seeing as I passed on the Clausing, I went shopping for some smaller stuff I've needed for a while.

    A set of 10" (9.75, actually) SWAG Offroad press plates for my 30 ton hydraulic press. That smarted more than a bit, but I've already broke a pair of cheesy cast Chinesium plates and ya gets what ya pays for.

    That and some HSS thread cutting bits for the big lathe scratched my spending itch for a while.
     
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  8. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Okay, how about this one?

    Got an appointment to look at it Thursday, I'll be taking the trailer, a winch and cash...
     
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  9. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    Are you afraid I might run up there on Wednesday and steal it?

    Clicked on the link and it says "Blocked"! dang and I already had the trailer hitched up!
     
  10. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Another passamundo. WAY bigger than I gathered from the pictures, no way it would fit in my garage.

    Had it been more suitable size-wise, I'd have had to dicker some, it needs some fairly serious love. Ferinstance, some bozo took a pipe wrench to the quill on the Bridgeport head...

    I'll keep looking.

    Sigh...
     
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  11. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Looks to be the right size, but too far away.

    I googled Burke-Powermatic-Millrite and they have several models that look like they'd work, not seeing any for sale anywhere in the ME/NH/MA area.
     
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  12. Ratranger

    Ratranger XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    I finally got to try out the hobart plasma cutter. Took less than 10 minutes to remove a trailer jack with it. That included a couple minutes figuring out the safety switch. It would have been a much longer job to grind off the welds
     
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  13. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Had a millrite MV1 show up bout 90 miles away for $450 about a month ago, too bad I already have one, was tempted anyways. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    Index Model 40 or 55?
     
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  15. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    There is (or was) an Index on Facebook Marketplace, but I decline to get involved in FB and you have to have their app to contact sellers. It was in Sea(something) on that little corner between Maine and Mass, looong ride.
     
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  16. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

  17. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Shiny is good!
     
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