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I work for a school who have decided they want to sell a Boxford CNC router that's been in storage for a couple of years, There's no software, cables, bits or clamps with the machine and nobody is very sure if the machine still functions. they want me to organise selling it but I wouldn't mind purchasing it as a base to modify possibly into a mach3 machine. Problem is nobody really knows how much the machine is worth, it's in somewhat rough condition and as mentioned above there's no way for us to test the machine as it's missing the serial cable and the software.

How much would any of you value a potentially broken A3 HSR in rough condition?
 

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First welcome. Old machines in general go for less than half the normal selling price. But machines in bad shape, parts missing, no software or cables, and sight unseen, it's little more than scrap. I wouldn't even consider buying it until I'd checked to see if it will run with new software and new cables. I wouldn't pay much of anything for it, and if I were certain it could be resurrected, maybe $200. I'm basing this on a quick peek at Boxford's website. https://www.boxford.co.uk/

It would also be nice to know the maximum size. Looks like their machines have very small work sizes, and the space is in an enclosure. It would be good to add a picture in case it's a regular, flat bed CNC, which might have a somewhat higher value.

Where I live, there is a guy who runs a company that makes certified aircraft parts and covers, cowlings, in plastic. He is always looking for used machines he can revive. so you should consider listing it in a journal with used industrial tools for sale.
 

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I work for a school who have decided they want to sell a Boxford CNC router that's been in storage for a couple of years, There's no software, cables, bits or clamps with the machine and nobody is very sure if the machine still functions. they want me to organise selling it but I wouldn't mind purchasing it as a base to modify possibly into a mach3 machine. Problem is nobody really knows how much the machine is worth, it's in somewhat rough condition and as mentioned above there's no way for us to test the machine as it's missing the serial cable and the software.

How much would any of you value a potentially broken A3 HSR in rough condition?
I would recommend you first check with https://www.boxford.co.uk - (they are still in business) whether you can get the manual and software for this specific model.
Serial cable Interface means you cannot use MACH3.
Someone had wanted to sell 2 used in UK for £3000 each (without software license)
 

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