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    Default Wadkin chain& chisel morticer model nome393 test no 4394

    Any idea on a price expectation of one of these one owner

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    I am not going to give you the typical "depends ..." Is it a Wadkin MF or ME ? This is what I have observed over the years:

    MA - $750 - $1,500
    ME - $1,000 - $1,500
    MF - $1,500 - $2,500

    Sometimes you can get lucky - there was a very neglected MF over in WA that went for under $100 at Auction last week. It was that rusty I assumed it went for parts, it had obviously spent its last little while in the weather - yes potentially an option to restore but if the motors are gone then where would you even find replacements.

    Mortisers like these have pretty much been replaced with Festool Dominos and CNC BUT you still get the old school fit outs who use them. I personally own one for the pure enjoyment of using the machine and I think it's superior in that it gives more classic joinery that I like to do.

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    Thanks g.f.w

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfw View Post
    Any idea on a price expectation of one of these one owner
    I have no idea of the value of an ME over your side of the Ditch. It also depends a lot on what chisels etc. come with it.

    Wadkin ran a couple of different Test Number sequences over the years. Test No. 4394 would date to either late 1926 or to 1935. As the ME was designed for flat belt drive it's more likely to be 1926 (so one hundred years old soon).

    Any chance of some photos (especially of the tag)?

    Cheers, Vann.
    Gatherer of rusty planes tools...
    Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club .

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    Please call. and i have photos in my phone as i cant navigate this site

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    Thats a good point the tooling that comes with the machine should always be a consideration. Chains and Chisels can easily total an additional $1,000 if you buy it now.

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    Hi Charlie
    I have a Wadkin mortiser and need to purchase some new chain, bar & sprocket sets.
    Would you know where I could get them. Iíve seen a manufacturer in India but am concerned about quality.
    Any assistance would be appreciated.
    Regards
    Pete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittwater Pete View Post
    Hi Charlie
    I have a Wadkin mortiser and need to purchase some new chain, bar & sprocket sets.
    Would you know where I could get them. I’ve seen a manufacturer in India but am concerned about quality.
    Any assistance would be appreciated.
    Regards
    Pete.
    Hi Pete,

    There are a few second hand ones on this ebay page https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...0&LH_PrefLoc=2

    Also try contacting Scott & Sargeant and Daltons Wadkin, if they don't sell then they might be able to point you in the right direction.

    Cheers Nigel

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    Thanks Nigel.

    Anyone bought the Indian ones?

    Pete.

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