How much is this worth?

  1. Brad93

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    Startrite Efi drill. Need stripping as it is a bit seized from surface rust.

    Way too big for my needs and certainly a precision bit of equipment in its day.

    How much would you reckon it’s worth.
     
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  2. Brad93

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    In that state difficult to say. But it has a fantastically rare square table (for a pillar drill) with T slots and even a vertical section. Looks like it also rotates which would make it even more desirable.

    I wouldnt want to pin a value on it per se but if I had a restored version I wouldnt sell it for less than £500 and I might even chance my arm at £750. I think it has a lot of potential.

    I wouldn't hesitate to buy it for circa £150 if that helps. If you can buy it for less, bite the sellers hand off at the elbow.
     
  4. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    I would expect a good low speed geared drill to fetch around £ 350 + depending on condition.
     
  5. scottmk1 Forum Supporter

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    If it doesn't work its only worth a bit more than scrap really, as it's unknown quantity for the buyer. All imo of course.
     
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  6. spencer 427

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    It's a big lump with good potential. If I was buying it I would go £300 .
     
  7. brightspark

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    id want to see it running 1st .pricewise a bit more than scrap if it runs ok .its hardly going to be bought by a big firm or a tool dealer or your average back garden workshop guy
     
  8. bigegg

    bigegg I drink and I know things. Its what I do.

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    I'll give you £50 for it.
    I'll be there in about five hours...
    :cool::D:whistle:
     
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  9. Screwdriver

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    It's always going to be worth more than scrap value :rolleyes:

    Having re-read the question (!) you could sell it as-is for anything from £100 - £200 depending on how quickly you want it gone. I would base that estimate on how much you might get for it in parts. The table alone might make £50. Panel got to be worth a few quid, electrics and switchgear, the stand, gearbox, spindle, handle. Soon adds up but might take several weeks of grief and in the end you'll end up with a pile of worthless scrap you can't sell.
     
  10. roofman

    roofman "Hey!! calm down calm down"

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    the trick in buying stuff like this is not to get to nostalgic and remember its proberly grafted every day of its industrial life and by lads who never gave a toss for its welfare..in its current state i would be happy paying £100-£150
     
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  11. Arclikeharrypotter Member

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    Cleaned up and working it's got to be worth at least 300 notes. Heck a beat up meddings goes for more than that on the bay. Suppose it depends on whose buying. Decent pillar drills aren't cheap and that does look a solid lump.
     
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  12. Brad93

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    We already own it. Not sure what my dad gave for it, we bought it in a job lot with about 5000 nuts and bolts haha.

    It has a rotating and tilting table.

    No idea if it runs I’d have to get it to the workshop.

    The quill is about 3” in diameter. The stand is solid and a good 6” diameter.
     
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  13. Hood

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    Keep it, you will soon find it is perfect for your needs.
     
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  14. gaz1

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    To be honest only worth scrap value all depends on what peoples scrap value is

    Value for that is between 60 to 100 thats it
     
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  15. spencer 427

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    It's a difficult item to price. It looks complete. If it runs will be a bonus. Take in to account that a strip down and a sort out. But even really rough ones fetch reasonable amounts.
     
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  16. Brad93

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    I think the best option is to get it in the shop, get it working and then see how i feel about it.

    Bear in mind We already have a start rite, meddings and a Denbigh we don’t need more drills haha.
     
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  17. spencer 427

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    What sort of denbigh
     
  18. Brad93

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    It’s a Denbigh K1

    Rare as rocking horse poop.

    Had a Denbigh fly press for a while too but it didn’t really suit my needs.
     
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  19. Brad93

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    It’s one of these lovely cast beasts
     
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  20. spencer 427

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    I like denbigh drills. They made some nice stuff
     
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