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Forum topic by jmcwws posted 02-13-2015 03:24 AM 716 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2015 03:24 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sold pending payment

………is up for sale. I really can’t believe I am doing this, but I just have far too many projects on my plate. I bought this pushing 2 years ago thinking I would restore it in my spare time and have it ready to go once I found a new spot for a shop. Never found that space and I am still in my 1940’s single car garage. I had a base welded up for this machine so it is on wheels and I roll it in and out of the shop every time I open and close the door. Today I realized that I am never going to find the time to put this back into use. I still have a 30” lightening bandsaw to fix and it is first on the list. So, this will have to find a new home.

I did put some time in on it when I first bought it with a wire brush. The outside table is cleaned up, part of the infer table as well and some paint removal on the bottom casting. As I mentioned, I expected to take it to a new shop. It’s 3 phase (possibly 5hp I will need to double check that), I don’t have 3 phase at home, so I have never had it running. The motor certainly turns smoothly and easily. I was told when I purchased it that the babbitt bearings were in good condition. I turn it by hand every once in a while and it’s sticky to begin with, but never to a point where I really need to use much force to turn it by hand. I really don’t think it would take all that much to get it going as all the part move freely. Tables move and all that jazz. As it was explained to me (see pic) the motor was turned around to fit into a tighter space. The fence is in good condition and the tables seem very flat.

Please check out the pictures very well, they tell the story.

Ask questions if you like, though most of what I know about it as a machine I learned from

As I recall, it’s around 1200 lbs and it will need to be picked up. It’s located in Jacksonville, Fl at a residential home. So, no dock, fork lift or any of that sort of thing.

I’m asking $700 but will consider other deals proposed. Such as, trading partial for a good, working (no restoration needed) 8” joiner single phase. I love the old stuff, but I just can’t take on another project.

Thank you for looking,

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#1 posted 02-16-2015 09:08 PM

SOLD Pending Payment

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