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jss 07-04-2011 12:21 AM

good deal on the bridgeport mill?
love to find one and this is around my area kinda

Bridgeport milling machine with new single phase motor 110/220, 9 x 42 inch table, R8 collett.
can get for 1200 bucks
what you think?

trees 07-04-2011 07:06 AM

Unless it is worn out, I would scarf it up faster than a snake strikes. Of course, if there is no tooling to go with it, you will spend at least that much to be able to do simple things. Personally, I like moving the table up and down vice the head. Check for excessive wear on the vertical table lands as well as screw wear on the table horizontal movement.


oldred 07-04-2011 07:14 AM

Unless the table is sloppy that thing is a steal at that price, even three phase machines go for that and sometimes even more.

oldschool hero 07-04-2011 08:48 AM

Very good price worn or not. They can always be brought back up to tolerance.

jss 07-04-2011 09:11 AM

thanks alot for the info. just waiting on reply from seller.

jss 07-04-2011 11:55 AM

btw where do u get endmill assc etc online?

JohnnyK81 07-04-2011 01:13 PM

You're in Ontario? Ten bucks says I grab it first? (Just kidding, don't worry).

Depends what kind of quality you need.. I know McMaster sells them, but never bought anything from them.

If you're looking for hobby quality, which is what I use, just go down to your local Busy Bee.. They're cheap, they work.. my mill is small and snaps the bits anyways, so I'm not investing large sums of money in consumables. :D

oldred 07-04-2011 03:34 PM


Originally Posted by jss
btw where do u get endmill assc etc online?

E-Bay!!! I get fantastic deals on high quality end mills like Niagara, OSG, etc along with about every other accessory you would need (and you would need a lot!).

JohnnyK81 07-04-2011 05:30 PM

Man, you haven't been on eBay in awhile have you? :D

jss 07-04-2011 05:47 PM

good to know thanks guys. I here these units are really huge anyone know the size of the bridgeport?

Notlad1 07-04-2011 06:10 PM

I bought 5 Bridgepots new back in 1978 (10,000 dol. w/ basic tooling and 2 axis DRO) when I was starting up a new shop. I have since sold and retired and even though I replaced all the Bridgeports with CNC equipment , I kept all of them. I could possibly get a manual if you buy it. That is an older machine as it is not varable speed spindle. One of the best manual mills in the business. :thumbup: The mill can be set up w/ dro,dividing head, rotary table and horizontal cutting. A great machine that most rodders would love to own.

Weight- 2000 lb
Foot Pad- 3 ft x 5 ft
Height- 6 1/2 ft.


mmopar0521 07-04-2011 07:04 PM

You can get pretty much anything you need on line from either MSC or Enco. MSC is a little higher price. I use Enco for most of my needs, and have bought some big stuff from them too. Reasonable in both cost and quality. Great deal on the Bridgeport if the table is in good shape. Spindles are rebuildable.

JohnnyK81 07-04-2011 07:28 PM

Where abouts in ontario are you?

oldred 07-04-2011 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by JohnnyK81
Man, you haven't been on eBay in awhile have you? :D

The trick is to stay away from the "buy-it-nows" and search "auctions only". I have recently bought a Niagara 1" rougher end mill for $8.92 with shipping and this was for a new end mill. Not long ago I bought four new OSG 5/8" and one 1/2" end mills for (with combined shipping from the same seller) less than $4 each. About six months ago I got two six flute OSG TiN 1 3/8" mills for less than $10 each and those things were over $125 each at MSC! :D


heathj1 07-04-2011 08:51 PM

Do both high and low gears work in the head? Does the power feed work?

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