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Old 09-29-2020, 07:36 AM
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Default Insane Auction prices and more importanly, how to move surface grinder

I absolutely raped an auction in Maine yesterday. After pretty much giving up on auctions in past years I was pretty surprised at the prices things were going for and spent accordingly.

First and most important. I picked up a Norton 6x12 surface grinder. It needs to make a 7 hour trip home. In the past I have used a block of wood lightly but firmly between the spindle and table. Is that the best way?


Some of the treasures
250DX, put a bottle on and go. $400
Kurt D650 $175
6x12 surface grinder $150
Koike track torch with 12' of tracks $100
Dumore tool post grinder $100
Delta tool grinder $50
Bunch of specialty SKF bearing pullers and installers $400
Doall 6" belt 12" disc sander $150
Delta (not a consumer model) 6" belt sander $35
4' wall cabinet chocked full of ox fuel torches, tig consumables $200
I'm not even sure what exactly I bought for micrometers they kept rolling lots into each other, but for sure a 0-6 Mitu set, a mitu bore gauge, mitu depth gauge, a couple of mitu 2-3 and 3-4 $75 for all


bunch of other shit at varying deals, I bought so much I cant even remember it all lol.
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:15 AM
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Research and see what the table moves on. If it’s ball bearings, I would remove the table, the bearings, then lower the spindle on a block as you mention.

If it’s a table that moves on an oil film, one could go either way, but the Harig that I brought west I removed the table.


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Old 09-30-2020, 05:22 AM
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Well the best way would be to call a pro Rigger and point your finger, but most of us don't have that budget..altho the auction prices you stated in your post leaves a lot of room..wow..anyway I moved two surface grinders in the past year, one 10x36 Gallmeyer that came in at 5500lbs..the Gallmeyer was loaded on my trailer at the navy yard by a 20K forklift and was only sitting on a wood pallet,not even bolted to it..I used shrinkwrap to encase the machine and immobilize the table along with a 1"ratchet strap around the table and back to the base,it worked pretty good to hold the table in place..albeit I did use the major portion of the roll of shrink, that stuff builds strength as you layer it..chained down to trailer and got it back to my shop (150mi) in one piece..touchy but got it unloaded with a 4000lb forklift..added two more forks to it before getting under that machine,it sure helps spread the load out on the forklift..the second grinder was a small Brown and Sharpe, it was mounted on a sheetmetal pedestal, not too strong,but the grinder was unwanted by a property owner so I got the call to move it out, we used Hillman rollers to get it near the rollup door in the garage but one of the rollers hit a pebble(we did sweep the floor first too) and we dumped the whole thing right on the floor..no one was hurt except the grinder..trashed it,scrap. Sometimes no matter what you do it just doesnt work out. Winched what was left up onto the trailer and called it a day at that point.
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Old 09-30-2020, 09:59 AM
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Well the best way would be to call a pro Rigger and point your finger, but most of us don't have that budget.

Already have one there, getting 5 semi trailers of equipment and another 2 trailers that my guys are loading up. Its going to be a long week...
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Already have one there, getting 5 semi trailers of equipment and another 2 trailers that my guys are loading up. Its going to be a long week...
You suck.
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:12 AM
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Darn I thought this was all for the home shop . Guessing we were going to have another build thread . Then I get lead to believe it was for work . Oh well .
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To add to the insanity I left the surface grinder there! After 4 days of rigging equipment I had enough.



Drove my forklift in to swoop it up after all the other machine equipment was finally moved out of the way to discover a low sprinkler pipe blocking the way. I contemplated pulling the cage off the truck for about 30 seconds and said fuck it the scrappers can have the grinder.
If I knew it worked and wasn't a clapped out pile I might have cared. Although very complete everything in the shop was pretty beat.


$150 left there, but it was made up for when the auction house guy (who somehow became my new BFF) gave me a box that he forgot to list. Had a Fluke FLIR, cheapie Fluke clamp meter, a Fluke graphing meter, and a Klein zippered pouch full of insulated tools. Sure, I'll take a couple thousand in tools for free
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Darn I thought this was all for the home shop . Guessing we were going to have another build thread . Then I get lead to believe it was for work . Oh well .
Although most what came back of this was industry specific equipment I did hit their overly large maintenance shop hard. They had 500 employees and 30 guys on maintenance.... I filled half a 52' with goodies.



My employ and my home shop are very fluid. I have $20K of my shit at the work shop and $20K of their shit at my shop. I had best intentions of an addition this year then the lumber industry went crazy. Next year.
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