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    I have a 96x48 prs alpha. We had been considering selling it, then the spindle went out. The spindle is at hsd waiting to get reworked but its about 3500 to fix. I am wondering would it be best to fix spindle then sell machine, or sell machine without spindle? So what would you pay for a 96 x48 alpha prs with atc capability but no spindle?

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    New spindles from shopbot are 2500-3500 (HDS) https://www.shopbottools.com/product...ories/spindles
    I would sell it without and let the buyer choose single or three-phase power.
    Kyle Stapleton
    River Falls Renaissance Academy
    Math/Technology Education Teacher


    PRS Alpha 96x60 2.2 hp spindle, Double Air drills, 6" indexer, Fein 5 zone vac table
    Desktop w/spindle
    Potter Pen
    Aspire 8.5, Creo 3.0

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    My opinion: An ATC machine isn't an ATC machine without a working spindle. A CNC without a working spindle isn't really a CNC. Not too many people like to buy other people's projects.

    I'm personally weary of anything used for sale that says "All it needs is X or Y" I always think to myself "If it was so easy, why didn't you do it"

    That's all to say that you'll have a much better time selling it if it's fully working. If you're really strapped for cash you could pull the tool rack off of it and put a single tool spindle on it for cheap and still sell it at a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricSchimel View Post
    My opinion: An ATC machine isn't an ATC machine without a working spindle. A CNC without a working spindle isn't really a CNC. Not too many people like to buy other people's projects.

    I'm personally weary of anything used for sale that says "All it needs is X or Y" I always think to myself "If it was so easy, why didn't you do it"

    That's all to say that you'll have a much better time selling it if it's fully working. If you're really strapped for cash you could pull the tool rack off of it and put a single tool spindle on it for cheap and still sell it at a good price.
    I dunno... I just bought a 22" Craftsman self propelled mower today for $40.00. It's in great shape and started on the first pull.

    The previous owner had hit a rock or something and seriously bent the blade.

    After a trip to Lowes and purchasing a $18.00 blade I have a pretty damn nice mower.

    Of course, it was a $40.00 gamble on my part, since I couldn't start it up before buying it. But after looking at it I felt good enough about the "project" to take the chance.

    That being said.

    Selling it as a project, you will take pretty big hit on the price.

    There's a reason people paint their houses, fix the gutters, and get new granite counter tops before selling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason McCrocklin View Post
    I have a 96x48 prs alpha. We had been considering selling it, then the spindle went out. The spindle is at hsd waiting to get reworked but its about 3500 to fix. I am wondering would it be best to fix spindle then sell machine, or sell machine without spindle? So what would you pay for a 96 x48 alpha prs with atc capability but no spindle?
    Is this still available? I can install the hsd, I'd rather install myself. Where are you located? And what are you asking for the machine?

    Thanks -Dean Reyburn, Reyburn Pianoworks, Rockford Michigan 616-49-9854 www.reyburnpianoworks.com dean@reyburn.com

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