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Old 04-20-2018, 07:17 PM
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When I was fitting my shop years ago I attended as many machine tool auctions as possible. It seemed that the larger the machine was the less money it sold for. I expect the same is true today. I suspect many of the bidders were buying for scrap.
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Old 04-20-2018, 08:12 PM
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Bigger machines are more expensive to move, and have less use/demand for the average shop or person. They also have bigger power requirements, use bigger tooling, and then you get into bigger workpieces, which now need cranes etc for loading and handling.

There’s a large manufacturing plant in the city I grew up in, that had vertical lathes/boring machines, the biggest had a 40’ diameter table. It sold years ago, for $1.

It cost $100,000 just to get it out of the building.


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Old 04-21-2018, 08:25 PM
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Yup, I really don't call it big, unless it has to be dis-assembled to go on a truck
(under 60,000 lbs)
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:56 AM
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Yup, I really don't call it big, unless it has to be dis-assembled to go on a truck
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Well for sure that is the equipment I am out of it's league
for one I am lucky to move something that weighs 50 lbs..
and second I'm lucky if I can move that 50 lbs. 20 feet.... before falling on my face from exhaustion.....

So yeah I get what you mean by big... I'll have to stick to my ideal of big and that idea seems to get smaller an smaller each year

If I'd only of been a much smarter youngster and taken better care of my body and not so carefree and carless..... I'd be able to move 75 lbs. 20 feet today
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:36 AM
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Still no pictures of said mill....
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:41 PM
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Still no pictures of said mill....
No I did not get pic's because I took one look at it and said not happening and passed on it just before my eyes blinked the second time...
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Old 04-25-2018, 08:55 PM
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No I did not get pic's because I took one look at it and said not happening and passed on it just before my eyes blinked the second time...
We like pixs here, even if you didn't buy it....

Plus, we can tell you how to move it, and get it right into that shop of yours.....


If you need to add on to the shop to make room for it....well we can help
in that department too.
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Old 05-05-2018, 01:58 PM
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Would also be interested in a picture of the GIANT milling machine.

So I will start guessing:

I guess its more stable like this one, which already has an unbelievable "rigid laser cut frame":
https://compare-bear.com/cnc-machine...r-engraver-kit


But wait, you said its a huge machine. Hope its at least smaller than this little thingy?
https://www.mmsonline.com/articles/g...-great-lengths


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Old 05-05-2018, 08:20 PM
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Would also be interested in a picture of the GIANT milling machine.

So I will start guessing:

I guess its more stable like this one, which already has an unbelievable "rigid laser cut frame":
https://compare-bear.com/cnc-machine...r-engraver-kit


But wait, you said its a huge machine. Hope its at least smaller than this little thingy?
https://www.mmsonline.com/articles/g...-great-lengths


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laser cut frame made out of wood
Thank goodness! When it screws up and quits you can still heat your house with it.
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LOL LOL LOL
I came very very close to getting fired for taking a picture of one even taller than that when I was working at Ingersoll...(I wanted to show my wife what we were working on.) It was tall enough to mill the peak off the roof of our house and she didn't believe me. The operators station was above the cutter That was in the late 60's early 70's.

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