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Hardness tester

Discussion in 'Other Tools' started by Foster J, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    Just got this HRC tool yesterday off Ebay. Total cost to my door was $386.00. I think I could have bid less and still won. They are around $2200.00 new. There seems to be a few of them to be had on Ebay but, be careful on which model. Ames is the manufacturer. Go to their website for details. It needed a little tweaking to operate properly but she's all good now.

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    A handy tool when checking your temper.
     
  2. Rob W

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    NICE JOE , GREAT ADDITION TO THE SHOP INDEED
    MINES A LITTLE DIFFERENT.......

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  3. Foster J

    Foster J Active Member

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    That's a nice one. They're a little harder to come by at an affordable price.
     
  4. Icho-

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    Good score Joe. I picked one up similar to Rob's this past winter. I wasn't planning on getting it but for the price there was no way I was walking out without it.
     
  5. Rob W

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    well you cant just go and dangle the carrot like that Icho, how much ?? I need to know if I got a good deal or not on mine !!! LOL !!!
     
  6. Icho-

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    Well. It was a shop that was closing because the owner was retiring. I actually went there to hopefully get a mill but all 6 were already sold. I was buying up a bunch of little stuff. We were talking and i was saying that I make knives so he asked if I need a hardness tester. He showed it to me and I asked how much. He said 5 or 600 which was not bad but I wasn't there for that. He told me to make an offer and I said I didn't want to make an offer because it wasn't worth much to me. Keep in mind I don't do my own heat treat so the place that does it for me tests each blade. He said I won't hurt his feelings so I told him $100. He told me to give him my number and if it is not sold in a couple days its mine. Well I rambled enough. He called me the next day and said if I want it along with the 2 benches I already was going to pick up it's mine for $150. If I would have got there a couple days earlier I would have also had a full size milling machine for $600 with dro. Here's mine.


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  7. Rob W

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    oh yes I remember you posting this now, how dopes it function for you ?
     
  8. Icho-

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    Honestly I haven't even played with it yet. He just gave me a quick rundown when I bought it. Brought it in my garage and when I had a spot for it I set it up in my work area in the laundry room. I really need a heat treat oven.
     
  9. Grouch

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    I have this Gnehm, Very similar to your Ames Joe

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  10. Foster J

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    Nice score. That's a hellava deal Icho.
     
  11. Foster J

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    Looks in nice condition. Did you get it new or used?
     
  12. Grouch

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    Like you I got it on Ebay a while ago its old but in nice shape. Out of a school I think.
     
  13. Foster J

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    Nice Grouch. It looks in great shape. Gotta love Ebay.
     

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