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    Well, it took a while, but I eventually figured...

    Well, it took a while, but I eventually figured out how to get the table feed all hooked up. It works great now. I'm loving this machine now that I've had a chance to use it.

    I was also...
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    My transformer is set to 230v. I did just notice...

    My transformer is set to 230v. I did just notice a conspicuous absence of wiring running from the panel to the dyna drive. I opened the cover on the bottom of the dyna drive and was greeted by...
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    I guess I spoke too soon. The seller is now...

    I guess I spoke too soon.

    The seller is now threatening to report me to the police if I don't ship the mill back for him.

    Ebay's terms are clear, so I'm not concerned, but I guess the lesson...
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    I contacted eBay one final time and explained to...

    I contacted eBay one final time and explained to them that at this point I had $250 in equipment rentals just to pick up the machine, plus another couple hundred in repairs so far, and probably 15...
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    After unloading the machine, I reached out to...

    After unloading the machine, I reached out to eBay again and closed the item not received case and requested a return. I explained to the seller and to Ebay the condition of the machine and the poor...
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    Sure enough, the seller had made basically no...

    Sure enough, the seller had made basically no attempt to crate it. He had set it on top of a flimsy sheet metal skid and secured it to the skid with 2 flimsy 1 inch ratchet straps. Then wrapped it...
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    The seller said he would need a week or so to...

    The seller said he would need a week or so to crate the mill and get a pickup scheduled. After about a week and a half I asked for an update and he told me it would be the following week before he...
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    After a couple of weeks of fruitless searching I...

    After a couple of weeks of fruitless searching I went back to the eBay listing for the machine in Wisconsin. There were 4 low resolution pictures and the listing just said that it worked when it was...
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    My acquisition of the machine was somewhat of a...

    My acquisition of the machine was somewhat of a saga.

    I've had a Rong Fu mill drill for a while now and decided that a real milling machine was something I wanted. Unfortunately my hometown of...
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    The mill was built in late 1959 and was delivered...

    The mill was built in late 1959 and was delivered new to Allen Bradley in Milwaukee Wisconsin in January 1960. It was built with Allen Bradley controls, and with an R8 spindle, which I believe was a...
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    Well, I got it running. The panel is still...

    Well, I got it running. The panel is still mostly a mystery to me, but I wired the VFD into the main power input and it came right to life. The spindle motor runs, I can select high and low speeds,...
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    I'm in Boise.

    I'm in Boise.
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    Let's see if I can post pics.

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    New to me Gorton 1-22 Mastermil

    Hi everyone. I recently decided my old mill drill wasn't good enough and I stepped up and acquired a real mill. I located. Gorton 1-22 Mastermil. Just moved it into the shop last week and I'm...
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