View Full Version : My new used $999 Router !!!

05-05-2009, 09:42 PM
My new used Router!!!

I bought this bad boy for $999.

All the spindles were fully serviced 3 years ago, the machine has been sitting idle for 2 years. Everything works it can process a 4'x8' and the table is actually larger. 4 heads, 2 drills, vacuum table and vacuum pump.

I have the space for it and the power to run it.

Getting this beast home is going to be the hard part. :eek:






05-05-2009, 10:10 PM
Thats a monster! What do you think it weighs?

05-05-2009, 11:07 PM
15,000 - 20,000 pounds I was told.

05-05-2009, 11:26 PM
I don't know how you plan to move it, but good luck.
I would almost bet you got your moneys worth in scrap metal.

05-05-2009, 11:30 PM
What a deal! A good deal on used machinery is about the price of steak, $4 to $5 a pound. You got a bargain on this one. A machinery dealer recently offered me a similar machine, an older version of Anderson. His price started at $15k and eventually dropped to 8K, but I passed. I offered him $1k for just the the routers and drills! Keep us posted with rigging pictures, they are always impressive.


05-06-2009, 12:03 AM
I seriously considered the effort and expense required to bring the machine home, I was going to pass just on that but I thought it's worth it because for $999 I can spend some money getting it home. It would cost me 4-6 grand just to build a MechMate. I desperately need a 4'x8' router and with the multiple heads and vacuum table & pump when it's finally in place and setup it will be a real earner for me.

I will be happy to post pics, of the rigging and such.

I used to build electric guitars 20 years ago, good Lord willing I'll build more with this router.

I still love my 2006 and plan to keep on using it, currently I'm fabricating a 2'x4' vacuum table for the 2006. I'll build the first one with MDF when that wears out I'll replace it with HDPE. I'll post pics of that addon project, it looks and works real cool, spent $40 including the price of the Venturi Vacuum pump.

05-06-2009, 12:57 AM
My mom would freak out if got something like that..LOL
Great fine though. What do thoese big oh machine make ?

05-06-2009, 12:59 AM
So YOU bought that LOL! I was poised with my finger over the "bid" button all morning.

I figured
a) if I brought home 20k lbs of steel my detached head would be affixed to a pike pole at the end of the driveway in the morning.
b) the bidder's (your) maximum bid was probably $2 or $3 grand.

I decided against it (not only because of the mortal domestic peril it posed but) because the MechMate is what I need, and the amount of space I can allocate. I couldn't dedicate a 17 x 14 x 12 envelope.

$995 is the best deal ever. One of those spindles is worth the price you paid. Congrats.

Keep us posted if you decide to part it out.

Jason Marsha
05-06-2009, 03:25 AM
That's a huge machine and a deal too at that price.


05-06-2009, 12:45 PM
THAT is a heck of a deal there!


I couldn't have said it better myself. :) My wife is STILL not too happy about the inability to park a car in our "two car" garage. With the large work bench I built (which th ewife and kids turn into a drop location for just about everything that I later have to put away) and the handful of projects I currently have going, there's just not enough room for the very thing the structure was built for.

Thanks for making me laugh.

05-10-2009, 10:49 PM
You mean to tell me that it's a 10 ton machine? You'll need a semi-truck to deliver that thing... good luck. Killer deal, though.... my '06 is turning out to be twice the price you paid for this thing.

05-11-2009, 12:07 AM
I'll need a flat bed to get the 10 ton Beast home. All the way from Seattle, Washington to El Paso, Texas, OUCH!!! :eek:

I hope to have the Beast in my shop before the weekend.

05-11-2009, 12:26 AM

05-11-2009, 12:44 AM
Thanks for the Penske link. I'll need a lot of patience and perseverance.

I also want to have some shipping companies give me a quote, and I need someone for the rigging too.

Anybody have any good sources for either in Seattle / Tacoma?

05-11-2009, 04:16 AM
call your local machine reseller and ask who they recommend for transporting. We have used Morgan Industrial (www.morgan-industrial.com) quite a few times and I believe they have a office in Seattle.

05-11-2009, 04:25 AM
15,000 - 20,000 pounds I was told.

YIKES!!! Will your foundation be able to handle the load? Great find!


05-11-2009, 06:03 AM
YIKES!!! Will your foundation be able to handle the load?


OMG!!! :drowning:

Actually Yes.

05-11-2009, 11:26 PM
I wonder which will cost more, the machine or the transportation?
Google says the straightline distance is 1376 miles. I figure a flatbed and tractor get no more than 6 mpg and diesel is around $2.78. That gives a fuel cost of $639.38.
These are all guesstimates. Here is the site I used if you want to play with it.

05-11-2009, 11:48 PM
I would bet moving it will cost at least double the purchase price of the router.

05-12-2009, 12:38 AM
Double or more. I figured that when I made the purchase.

05-12-2009, 07:12 PM
Still, even if you're talking about the total cost of the machine (including the moving) to be anywhere from $3,000 to $4,000, this is a great buy. It's tough to get a machine of that size with two working spindles for that price. Great buy in my opinion. Even if you decide to scrap it for parts, you're already making money.

05-12-2009, 07:42 PM
No doubt its a super deal, just difficult to move.


05-16-2009, 02:38 PM
I went and saw my Shinx Router, I was expecting to see something on the machine that I didn't like, too much rust, too beat up, etc.... I thought if no one else wants this router for $999 then there must be a reason. When I saw it I was amazed at how great of condition the machine is in, great shape, everything works, nothing broken. As well as maintained older big japanese CNC as you could hope to find. I was so happy and felt like I had to be pinched. :wee:

The machine will have to be brought home in two parts by unbolting the gantry. I got a few different quotes ranging from $6300 - $4300. That was the pinch. (nuts) The router actually look bigger in real life than in pictures and it is a very massive machine. I went with the $4300 the company is insured and bonded with lots of experience. Really funny is that the person that quoted me $6300 is a different representative of the same company.

The machine was all hooked up and the movers told me they would have to hire an electrician to disconnect all the to the power to the wall and gantry including air & hydraulic lines. I spent a day and did it all myself it was not difficult and I'll know how to put it all back together when it gets home.

By the time I got the right qoute and struck a deal to bring it home the earliest that they can get the curtain van truck out there is Monday so it's scheduled to be loaded and shipped to it's new home Monday.

On Thursday when I was finishing up with the wiring I just happened to look looked under a workbench for a screw I dropped and found all the dust collector brushes for the spindles, several large rolls of sealing gasket for the vacuum table and fixtures, also I found the rectractable metal covers for the table Y-axis that protects the ballscrew form dust and debree. You can be sure I looked in every nook and cranny for any other items.

Building my controller for my Joe's 2006 helped me understand things better when I was disconnecting the wiring.

Now is the second part unloading the Shinx and get it back up and running. The shops next door to mine all have very large forklifts and such so getting the router off the flatbed should not cost me since we are all buddies and help each other out that way.

Seattle rocks that place is awesome, I drove up to Vancouver too. Big change from dried up, dusty El Paso.

Once it's set up this machine will pay for itself in 1-2 weeks.

06-04-2009, 11:19 PM
Here are the pictures of the rigging when the machine arrived here in El Paso, Texas. Seattle to El Paso is a long haul! I'm glad it's over with. I'm going to use a Galil 2133 Motion Controller and my PC to run the router using Mach3. The machine is not rusty just full of wood dust.







06-04-2009, 11:29 PM
Keep the pictures coming, this is fun!
Hope you don't mind all of us enjoying nearly as much as you.

06-04-2009, 11:33 PM
What will you be manufacturing with the Shinx?

06-04-2009, 11:48 PM
Molds for my 4' x 8' Vacuum forming Machine, I'm going to make plastic parts for Metal Detectors the kind you see at airports. Also to process the formed plastics trimming and drilling. I can make money doing that I design thoses types of metal detectors I even designed a chair that finds keys, bullets, razors, etc.. for jail mates and prisoners. It's a chair with a metal detector built in. Formica covered baltic birch with bumper molding.

And for fun I'll make some speaker cabinets for guitar amplifiers and also do some solid body electric guitars.

Even my vacuum forming machine I got real cheap it's huge too. There are lot's of industrial machinery going real cheap these days with the bad economy and all if you got the space for it, ability to move it and power to run it you can find some incredible deals out there.

I've been running my Joe's 2006 making molds, trimming and drilling parts and making a few decorative items as well for fun. I'm becoming proficient at CNC thanks to my Joe's 2006.

06-04-2009, 11:54 PM
I live in Seattle and am wondering where you found this machine?

Maybe I can score one too?

08-18-2009, 09:09 PM
What's the latest on this? Do you have the Shinx running?