What's a myford 7 with a stack of tools worth?

  1. I've got a friend who is going to sell one off for his Dad but has no idea what it's worth.

    Any suggestion.
     
  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Depends on accessories steadies chucks etc and how badly someone wants it.
    Any info or pics would help people give estimates.
     
  3. grim_d

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    The good news for your friend is that it's worth is likely significantly more than it's value.
     
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  4. slim_boy_fat

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    Might be too big (space-wise) for @mrsbruce ? She's in the market for a lathe iirc?
     
  5. Pete.

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    ML7 or Super7? Gearbox or changewheels? Bench top or stand?
     
  6. mrsbruce

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    Sadly, it would go through my hut floor, and would be wasted on a newbie like me. :laughing:
     
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  7. zx9

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    They are not that heavy so I doubt your first point and the second point I very much doubt, if you can drive a sewing machine you will easily get to grips with a ML7. My mother was a seamstress but I have not got a clue what all the levers and knobs do on a sewing machine.
     
  8. gaz1

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  9. Ok thanks, I'll get some pics when we're back in the UK in a week or so.
     
  10. Well here is the picture, just a year later. What would you pay for it?

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  11. addjunkie

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    Stands go for a couple of hundred on their own. Cleaned up, good pictures, try it at a grand.

    You can date it from the serial number on the end of the bed.
     
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  12. Screwdriver

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    As has been said, value depends on spec but since he's in no hurry (!) bung it on eBay for £1250 and wait.
     
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  13. RichardM Member

    As Screwdriver has said. If in no rush wait for one of their offers on selling fees. They just had a max £1 selling fees.
     
  14. slim_boy_fat

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  15. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Location helps I suppose.
    More buyers around me.
     
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  16. addjunkie

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    That just needs a good clean, bit of oil and itll be a decent machine. Go make him a daft offer, get it home, good clean fresh oil etc, wipe down with wd 40 new pictures. Stick it on a pallet south and sell it
     
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  17. jordan1 Member

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    If there isn't too much wear on it and with all the bits that is with it I would put it on Gumtree for around £1200. :)
     
  18. Perry Owens

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    The ones on Ebay are usually way over priced and the ones that do sell go for £500 - £600. I was recently given an ML7 with just a 3 jaw chuck and an incomplete change wheel set. I completely stripped it, repainted in Myford grey, set all the correct clearances and sold it on Gumtree for £550 in 3 days. If it had had the correct stand I could have got £650.
    Check the headstock bearings as they are white metal and there are no replacements available. A ball bearing conversion set from Myford is close to £400.
     
  19. jordan1 Member

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    Got to disagree, good ML7's can sell for £600 - £1000 more if they have the gearbox/ tri-lever/ stand. Replacement bearings and shafts are available, pricey though.
     
  20. tom 748

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    500
     
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