RE: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Craigslist Find: Atlas Horizontal Milling Machine
Go get it now. Tooling is relatively inexpensive. Don’t wait to your next life.
Dave. I’m thinking of starting up a new church called “The Church of Precious Space”. All prayers would be structured around asking the Lord for guidance in finding more space for my tools.
Ok. Somebody talk some sense into me. I want a milling machine to go with my Atlas 10 inch lathe. I was thinking about an Atlas horizontal mill. There is one local for $1250. Seems complete but no tooling. The vice is there. I like old things..
I did get the milling attachment for the lathe and it was OK. I got a couple of things done with it.
But that $2000 HF tilting head mill (red) looks tempting and not a whole lot more money. No tooling either of course. I'm no fan of HF but I've bought some stuff there... It has only one review but its positive.
So... Feel free to yell at me. :)
By the way I'm pretty inexperienced with the machine shop but I want to learn. I'm not too bad with a wrench on cars and motorcycles.
On Jun 27, 2013, at 8:08 PM, wa5cab@... wrote:
It's hard to say. Most of those that show up on CL we never know the outcome. I would guess that typical asking price is $500 to $2000. (depending on condition) for the mill alone. The only one actually sold on eBay in the past 60 days went for $1900. It appeared to have been restored and included the original vise and one of the original stands. The vises are typically $200-$400. There are two on eBay right now, one an MFC missing the table drive shaft @ $850 opening bid and one an MF-something listed as working, with vise and indexer and dividing head with an opening bid of $1500 and a BIN of $2500. The last indexing head that sold went for just over $500. I don't know what their average is.
In a message dated 06/27/2013 07:23:38 AM Central Daylight Time, dpinella@... writes:
What would a fair price be for one of these? $180 seems crazy good. I see one for $1250 locally. Not sure what comes with it but he says in very good condition... I know. I know...
--- In email@example.com, wa5cab@... wrote:
>What a shame. It's almost as far from me.
>In a message dated 06/23/2013 12:02:35 PM Central Daylight Time,
>>I would get it with out hesitation but i am 3000 miles away
>>From: vachss <vachss@...>
>>Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:53 AM
>>Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Craigslist Find: Atlas Horizontal Milling
>> This popped up mislabeled as a lathe for $180 on the local CL.
>>Cheap enough that it might be worth checking out...
Robert & Susan Downs - Houston
wa5cab dot com (Web Store)
- For the money of the van norman i would spend it on a bridgeport first. Van Norman's are old and parts are superexpensive.GPFrom: dolphin_79605 <dolphin_79605@...>
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2013 9:46 AM
Subject: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Craigslist Find: Atlas Horizontal Milling Machine
Here's the link to a Van Norman Horizontal/Vertical Knee mill on eBay. Happy Monday, Mick
--- In mailto:atlas_craftsman%40yahoogroups.com, Dave Pinella <dpinella@...> wrote:
> Thanks to all that have responded! I'm learning but haven't add any decisions yet.
> GP, What is a knee mill?
> Dave P, near Cincinnati
> On Jul 1, 2013, at 6:20 AM, Guenther Paul <paulguenter@...> wrote:
> > A member here had a atlas mill for sale that was rebuild for less then the one your looking at. He is in ohio
> > I would not buy a horizontal mill if i only had 1 mill. Get a vertical mill a knee mill would be my choice, one just can do so much more with it
> > GP
> > From: James Rice <james.rice@...>
> > To: mailto:atlas_craftsman%40yahoogroups.com
> > Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2013 9:16 PM
> > Subject: Re: [atlas_craftsman] Craigslist Find: Atlas Horizontal Milling Machine
> > I own an AC 12x36 and an AC 6x18. I pick up a 7B shaper next weekend. When it came to mills, I bought a Clausing 8520 for a vertical mill (not Atlas but I felt like it was keeping it in the family), After about a year, I needed a horizontal mill. I picked up Clausing 8540 for $500 on eBay. I cost me almost as much as I paid for the mill to drive out and pick it up but I considered it a short vacation from the kids.
> > I just got home after a 600 mile round trip - I picked up a 16" South Bend with a 12' bed. In August, I'm driving out to Las Vegas to pick up a G.A. Gray planer. I need that Bridgeport someone mentioned earlier.....
> > James in North Texas