Went to see a lathe for sale, along with the following items:
Moore jig borer.....Couldn't get to sides or back, so I con't tell which model it is.....The seller got it in a "batch sale" and has used it very little.....Has 2 3/4" spindle stroke.....Stands about 80" tall.....
Lempco brake drum lathe was in the batch and seller has turned up to 18" drums in it.....Comes with lots of tooling.....
Both machines appear in good shape.....No shipping, local pickup only, and he'll deliver in the general Grass Valley, CA area.....
They'll go cheap, make an offer, he has another machine coming and desperately needs the room.....
See pics: http://s115.photobucket.com/albums/n...Dales%20stuff/
Give Dale a call: 530 272 5296
I can't use the machines and have nothing to do with this sale other than making this posting.....
Jim - I noted that this machine is described as a jig grinder by the seller. Is that what it is, or is it a jig borer? Guess I could call the seller, but not sure he really knows.
It's a very old Moore jig *grinder*
Thanks DT, I sure didn't know, especially with not having seen the data plate.....
Don, any use for these anymore, or is it just a yacht anchor?.....
Jim, these days jig grinders are actually much more desirable than jig borers. Jig borers are essentially obsolete, whereas jig grinders are not.
Having said that, the typical jig grinder customer is usually seeking highly accurate machines and therefore is looking for pristine Moore no. 3 or better still, G18 model jig grinders. The older ones may be ok, but have much greater tendency to have wear issues and therefore are avoided by more jig grinder customers and therefore not worth much.
A pristine Moore G18 jig grinder will dealer retail anywhere from $10,000 to $35,000*, whereas an ancient one of this nature they might try and get $3,500 or so, but in reality they'd be lucky to get $2,500. Which is still alot more than a similar age Moore jig borer would be worth...which is near zero !
*manual machines. Moore CNC jig grinders can run upwards of $70,000 for a good used one with contouring control.
(Also, no machine tools are good for yacht anchors due to setting difficulties and mostly retrevial issues. Much better as yacht moorings where windlass strain is a non issue )
Thanks Don, now I don't have to drive up and look at it. Didn't have the room in any case. [img]smile.gif[/img]
Just thought I would bump this up to the top. The seller is now asking $600 for the Moore jig grinder and would take less, if begging someone to buy it is any indication.