- Oct 19, 2012
I am going to look at an Index 747 tomorrow. I am an acquaintance of the seller and he is a very knowledgeable machinist and I believe to be honest. He said he used it for four years before coming across a Bridgeport with DRO and power feed. He purchased it from someone who had let it sit for some years in a barn. It is now in a shed that was built around it to keep it out of the elements and has not been used in four years. The motor is off because he put new bearings in the motor and never finished putting it back together. He said the it's not wore out but does have some wear because it's from the 1940's and the head was smooth and quiet when he quit using it. It has a power feed that does not work and is R8. He said it could use a good cleaning and only has some light surface rust. Again I have not seen it yet. If what he said is true, do you think this is worth the $1200.00 he is asking?