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    Question 1990 Cincinnati Mill, worth it?

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    Ran across this 1990 Cincinnati Horizontal Mill that a friend is looking to get rid of.

    I don't exactly need a horizontal mill (nor have space for it) but is this something that is worth anything? Would have to drive 4 hours to pick it up. I do not know the weight exactly but guess around the 3000lb range

    I'm partial to it because I have a similar Cincinnati with a Gorton ram/head mounted on top. It is a robust machine, and nice with dedicated internal power feeds. I would be tempted to do the same with this unit.

    Picture of the mill for sale:

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    Picture of my mill:
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    Looks like the best of both worlds. What are they asking for it? How much do you think to convert it? I like redundancy in my shop, several ways to get things done, in case one is busy, or goes down.

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    Doubt it's a 1990 machine, but if it was in my home town and I had space I'd definately go for a look.

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    Cincinnati Milling Machines are as good as it gets if we're talking standard machines. Just going off 1 photo that looks a nice one. My only reservation is have you got work specifically for a horizontal machine ? I think they're more limited and not as versatile as a vertical machine.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PocoLoco View Post
    Looks like the best of both worlds. What are they asking for it? How much do you think to convert it? I like redundancy in my shop, several ways to get things done, in case one is busy, or goes down.
    Let's just say it's very reasonable. Like it may go to scrap otherwise.

    Thanks for the input lucky and Tyrone..

    I don't have the need for a horizontal mill, but IF I find a ram to put on it, then it would be useful to me. Otherwise do these have any resale value?

    Eastern NY, so anyone on the east coast looking for one?

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    Wow, you're a better driver than me if you can do SD to NY in four hours!

    Joking aside, if it's scrap price, grab it imo. Even horizontals have some value locally.

    L7

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucky7 View Post
    Wow, you're a better driver than me if you can do SD to NY in four hours!

    Joking aside, if it's scrap price, grab it imo. Even horizontals have some value locally.

    L7
    My Map App estimated about 17hrs drive from Sioux Falls to Rochester.
    I was curious about the 4 hour estimate too.
    I hoped that maybe there was a small town in Jersey called SD, or the owner was willing to drive part-way.

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    Ran across this 1990 Cincinnati Horizontal Mill
    I'd guess more like 1950

    Say serial and we'll date it

    Serial usually at bottom of large metal tag with lube instructions

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    Lucky & Metal -

    Ha ha. I forgot to update my location. Currently on the seacoast of New Hampshire. I’ll see about getting a serial

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamandsteel View Post
    Otherwise do these have any resale value?
    Realistically, no.

    Nice job on the Frankenmill though. If the base machine had a universal table, that would be cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnoder View Post
    I'd guess more like 1950

    Say serial and we'll date it

    Serial usually at bottom of large metal tag with lube instructions
    If not for the blue plastic lever tips it looks even older than 1950 with the narrow knee and general appearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milacron View Post
    If not for the blue plastic lever tips it looks even older than 1950 with the narrow knee and general appearance.
    Yeah the handles caught my eye also. When did they start fitting those ? I'd have said in the 1950's if not a bit later. I still think it looks a decent machine if it's going for just more than scrap price. Cincy's were built to last.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Hmm interesting on the age.. It is basically scrap price. I'd hate to see it go to scrap but I don't really have garage/shop space (yet) for another large Cincinnati.. Build a shed? Tarp it up? Thoughts?

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    Not a large Cincinnati and will need just a little more floor space - work envelope as a Bridgeport.
    John

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    It's hard to say. I assume you have the financial resources or you wouldn't be asking. I am truly not trying to be a smart ass or anything but if you want it, or think it will compliment your shop, then it's worth it.

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    Mine is almost identical. Really like it. But mine has vertical head . Knowing what i know now of machine i would be willing to make it work if i needed another

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    Looks like it sold on eBay.
    Nice machine.


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