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  1. Screwdriver

    Screwdriver Member

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    @Brad I rather suspect you know exactly what it's worth. Go on, spill the beans, what's it worth then?
     
  2. Brad93

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    I honestly have no idea mate.

    I can’t see any that have sold on eBay or machinery auctions.

    In my head i would probably put it on eBay at £150 as it is. Restored. I have no idea.
     
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  3. pcwizme Member

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    Brad what part of essex are you in? im setting a new workshop up in october and Im going to need a new decent drill press.
     
  4. Richard.

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    If it runs and it’s smooth it’s worth a lot more than scrap.
    It would be a usable item so it’s not scrap steel.
    Lots of small businesses would love an asset like that in functional condition because it isn’t falling apart any time soon. Look at the thickness of that table. That’s a quality piece of equipment.
    Get it going, check it right over, give it a good clean up Brad and you’ll make some good brass off that. Scrap value ptttth.
     
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  5. Hood

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    Gear drive, box table, probably 4 or 5 Morse, it is one I would be keeping over any belt drive.
     
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  6. Brad93

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    I may have something for you. The more I think about it, the more I want to keep this.
     
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  7. Richard.

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    Excellent range of speeds too.
     
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  8. Brad93

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    It’s a 3MT apparently, I’ll check in the morning.
     
  9. Richard.

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    Me too
     
  10. Brad93

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    Two speed three phase motor
     
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  11. Hood

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    Maybe just looks bigger in the pic than it is.
    My Arboga is a 3Mt and it looked bigger than that.
    Still 3Mt is a decent capacity, 25mm or so.
    Also looks to be similar to the Arboga in that the table and head are both on rack/pinion.
     
  12. Brad93

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    It’s a fairly large machine no idea why the small spindle.

    Sizes attached according to lathes.co.uk
     
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  13. Richard.

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    Quite rare to see a table like that that hasn’t had its fair share of chunks pulled out of it with drill bits from numptys. Looks like it was used properly.
    That’s gonna eat your belt driven meddings for breakfast
     
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  14. Screwdriver

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    LOL. Well if you need a decent, versatile workshop drillpress, I doubt if they come much better that that, err, once restored.

    Since this is a question based thread, let me ask you a question. Would you consider farming the restoration out as a commission and how much would you be prepared to pay?

    I might know someone who would be happy to take it on. :D
     
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  15. Brad93

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    785lb

    356kg

    Blimey.
     
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  16. Richard.

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    Ha
    That’s a lump in it.
     
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  17. brightspark

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    that's ok having a massive drill but you also need a smaller one for fine work cant exactly see you drilling a load of 1/8th holes with that :laughing:
     
  18. Brad93

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    I’m gonna go take a picture of all the drills in a minute!

    Honestly got too many drills.
     
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  19. Richard.

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    Why not mate.
    It’s got the speed to drill small holes. You add a 3mt chuck in there surely it’s gonna work in the same way as a smaller one would., drill, next.
     
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  20. brightspark

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    would you fancy moving the table on that to drill small holes :vsad:its similar to using a large lathe on small jobs that's why i have a large lathe and a small myford .best of both worlds
     
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