Toowoomba:colchester chipmaster lathe $1495
I went to the haigslea swap on saturday. There was a chipmaster for sale for $1495. I got the chap's number. If your interested email me off the link under my username with your number and I'll pass it onto him. I will not pass out his number out of respect for his privacy. He said he'd be in toowoomba for at least another half week so you need to act quick.
Be aware I only made a cursory inspection of the machine. The controller is missing, but you'd get an inverter and get variable drive that way. It has no chucks, only a cam lock back plate and a face plate. It's done some work but the bed is probably ok. It's got a basic single tool post on it. I think they are 11 3/4" by 20". A very nice machine and a handy size. About 550 kg I believe.
I personally don't like them as I'ver never understood why you would want variable speed, but a lot of people disagree with me so I must be wrong. Hardened bed and very very rigid.
$1495 is a good price for the machine in it's current condition. You need to go look and sort out the deal with the vendor. YOU need to decide if it's what you want.
The machine was in a box trailer and the sign said $1900 with trailer so you could buy the lot and take it home that way. The gentleman selling it seemed a nice bloke. He's moving to tassy and has bought another lathe.
Last edited by damian; 15th Feb 2010 at 10:36 AM.
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