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Myford ML7? Help in identifying please

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Ben Sweet18/10/2013 10:29:07
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Hi


I would greatly appreciate any help in identifying a Myford lathe, and some guidance in pricing it for sale.

My father has recently passed away and among all the things in his workshop is a Myford lathe that I believe is a ML7.

I do some wood turning but have very little knowledge of metal work, and no real need to keep the Myford unfortunately.
If anyone can take a look at the pictures in the below link and help me to identify it that would be great.
It would also be great to have some sort of ball park figure for selling it, since I will most likely put it up for sale at some point in the near future.

You may need to copy/ paste the link below into your web browser, I can post more if need be:
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Any help will be very much appreciated.
Ben Sweet

Q18/10/2013 12:47:53
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Hi Ben

This is indeed an ML7. It's value depends on the accessories included. Without the original stand for instance it will attract perhaps £200 less than it otherwise would. Ebay is probably your best guide as you will find quite a number of them changing hands. I would say that as it stands it will fetch a minimum of £300+, much more if it has any original accessories such as chucks, milling slide, etc.

regards

Quenton Reed

Bob Jordan18/10/2013 17:40:13
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Hi Ben,

Yes I agree with everything said by Quenton but personally I would rather reconsider keeping this lathe for 2 reasons, Firstly it was obviously cherished by your father as it appears to be in good condition despite it's age & secondly if you sell it it will probably only fetch a few hundred pounds even though it is still more than capable of producing very accurate work & if you look after it as your father has done then its use will give you many hours of pleasure for years to come.

Kind regards,

Bob J

Robbo18/10/2013 21:22:29
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Ben,

This is a later rather than earlier M7, you can tell by the design of the tailstock. If you look at the rear of the back shear at the tailstock end you will find a number stamped into it. This will tell us the age of the machine.

It looks in good clean condition, a similar one sold locally to me recently for £645 on ebay. As Quenton says, accessories can make a lot of difference to the price. The drip tray and raising blocks under it count as accessories.

Phil

Steamer191518/10/2013 21:41:23
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Looking at the apron, I would guess that it is pre K111727 (April 1973)

Best regards,

Steve.

Russell Eberhardt19/10/2013 09:13:41
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You might have difficulty identifying the accessories for it, especially if they are not all in one place in the workshop. It would be worth trying to find someone locally who knows about lathes to have a look around for you.

I would however second Ben's idea to keep it if you can acommodate it. Not just useful for model engineering but all sorts of household repairs. I've just made some new runners for some sliding patio doors that are now obsolete - saved me a couple of thousand Euro quoted for replacing the doors!

Russell.

Stub Mandrel19/10/2013 15:58:04
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> I've just made some new runners for some sliding patio doors that are now obsolete - saved me a couple of thousand Euro quoted for replacing the doors!

A job I fully intend to do here - if I can figure out how to get the bloomin' door off!

Neil

Swarf, Mostly!19/10/2013 19:05:08
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Posted by Stub Mandrel on 19/10/2013 15:58:04:

> I've just made some new runners for some sliding patio doors that are now obsolete - saved me a couple of thousand Euro quoted for replacing the doors!

A job I fully intend to do here - if I can figure out how to get the bloomin' door off!

Neil

Go to Blockbuster Video and get out 'The Italian Job'.

Best regards,

Swarf, Mostly!

Stub Mandrel19/10/2013 19:18:12
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> Go to Blockbuster Video and get out 'The Italian Job'.

Did you hear about the remake? They bought three minis, but they all got stuck in the tunnels.

Neil

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