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Old 10-24-2004, 06:48 PM
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We have an old South Bend quick change that has a 52 inch bed and will handle a 10 inch chuck. We picked it up from a serious hobbyist that was in his 80s and was selling every thing in his shop. We bought everything for $2500 and rented a 17 ft box van which we filled (weight) and a long bed F 150 and a 5X10 covered trailer and still left some stuff. Included was one 8 inch 4 Jaw Chuck, two 3 jaw chucks, enough tooling for several lifetimes, a grinder, many diamond wheels with lots of wear left, a metal shaper, a small horizontal mill, a great Lincoln stick welder and a metal band saw. Also, at least a 1000 twist drills, 150 #s 1,2 and 3 taper drills, 6 or 8 chucks, enough hex tools to stock ten shops, countless reamers, parallel sets, grinders, and about every kind of mic and holders imaginable. We have sold over $2500 worth of bits and pieces at flea markets. Out of all this, I'm saying search the tool sale magazines and news papers, as well as watch the auction listings. This particular lathe had very little wear and is much more precise than we need in our hobby. Fortunately, my bud is a master tool and die maker that knows what to look for and how to use it once he gets his hands on the equipment. We have since added a off brand vertical mill that has flushed out our shop and it came from a hobbyist as well.

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