I just surfed Craigslist and found another surface grinder posted today in the same area...
While this one appears at first glance to maybe be a somewhat reasonable price to some, it leaves a lot of questions...
he advertises it as a manual machine while sitting next to it is a hydraulic tank and pump, another thing is it's an import with no brand name. if the hydraulics don't work and you can't fire it up where it's sitting, what else could be wrong with it?
after searching for a long time I found a 1990 USA made Harig, one owner, well maintained, ran in front of me, then palleted, shrink wrapped,
and loaded on my trailer for $850.00. I feel I lucked out, it also came from a local machine shop that had four surface grinders all running at the time I bought it.
This proves to me that while you can find equipment on Craigslist you'll rarely find a "deal", that favors to your side.
One other thing is if anyone plans on setting up a three phase surface grinder on a VFD, you don't have to worry about figuring out
any fancy control panels, they have to be deleted. VFDs cannot have any switches between it and the motor it's controlling.
I don't know about elsewhere but the tool section on Craigslist in Tampa Bay is hardly worth looking at anymore.