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Scra99tch

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Just picked these up. Apparently they were bought in 1986 and never used, there were a few chips on the tray but according to the story they had been sitting in a garage after purchase and just never used. A lot of the cosmoline was still on the ways and attachments.

I got the for 425$ each and the lathe has everything, 4 jaw, three jaw, 5c, face plate, drill chucks, centers cutters. The mill has an indexing head, cutters, R8 collets, crap vices.
I just have not found anything about the lathe both are labeled Central Machinery the lathe is F1-900G the Mill is a 590.

Is there any difference in mid 80's chinese/taiwan build/iron quality than todays imports?

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Hey, nice catch! NOS mill/drill and lathe -- how often does that happen. I think you stand a little bit better chance of things being put together properly, and maybe some nicer castings too. Still won't compare to old US iron, but then again not much does. I think you'll be happy once you get them up and running.

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Wow that's a score! Particularly that lathe. Just some food for thought here as I too also scored a milling machine of roughly 1990 vintage that looks like it was never used either. It was the floor model in a machinery sellers show room its whole life until I purchased it off ebay. The grease in every bearing was deteriorated and almost like clay. Had I put power to the machine right from the get go I would have trashed the spindle bearings. I was able to clean and repack most of the bearings and in the cases of the smaller diameter sealed ones I just replaced them altogether.

I also purchased a lathe last year that hadn't been used in 16 years which had very marginal grease in the spindle bearings. Its been in restoration as well and I'm already wishing I bought something larger.

Your lathe looks very similar to the Whole Sale tool precision bench lathe. I would have jumped at that lathe in a heartbeat if I saw it as well. Great score.
 

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I have that exact mill/drill, including the manual


edit mines a 981
 

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CZ300 seems like the right model just a variation of some companies knockoff.
 

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So I drained the oil for the bearings through the sight glass. Back one looked good but old, front oil had quite a bit of metal in it. Thinking some casting sand probably done a number on the bearings.
 

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Wow yes that was a good deal. Enjoy your new toys.
 
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