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by medavido
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 5908

Re: Buying Bridgeport

I was reading all the shipping replies and I think I was in the middle of Pete's reply when I just stopped and thought WOW, it is overwhelming and uncertain to say the least. Part of me says no guts not glory, but then there is what happened to spro. I can see things not going my way, my equipment 1...
by medavido
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 5908

Re: Buying Bridgeport

I have seen a lot of, what I think look like higher quality machines in California, but I have heard mostly really high prices for moving mills. There was an auction last year up near Dallas and the rigging company hired by the Auction house was local to Houston. So asked and they told me something ...
by medavido
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Buying Bridgeport
Replies: 22
Views: 5908

Buying Bridgeport

I went from Houston to San Antonio to buy a mill recently, but came home with an empty trailer. It was $2000 for a series one with 2hp motor, DRO, adjustable speed, and a Kurt vice. But the seller tried to levy sales tax to increase price at last minute and pull the Kurt vice out of the deal and als...
by medavido
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: BXA toolholder
Replies: 14
Views: 6472

Re: BXA toolholder

I bought my first lathe a month or two ago and there were some tool holders and a couple of aloris type tool post. Turns out most tool holders are Aloris BXA holders that do not fit the AXA tool posts. There is one exception, it is an Aloris BXA tool holder with a 1/8" thick aluminum plate in the mi...