Author Topic: Airco Radiagraph  (Read 437 times)

Offline gtermini

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 733
  • location: Amity, OR
    • Imgur Picture Dump
Airco Radiagraph
« on: March 14, 2017, 11:58:42 AM »
Drove about 30 mi out of my way after work last night to pick this torch beetle up of CL. It's well used, but still crawls along like it's supposed to. The fact that it had two 6' sections of track that weren't trashed or driven over was best part. Tracks aren't impossible to make, but it's nicer to not have to. I might still make a short, heavy one for cuts under 2 feet. I was happy to snag it for $180. They are ignorantly expensive new, but super handy to have for chopping up pieces of plate. I'll clean it up and check the bearings and guts out. Hopefully it has another 50 or 60 years of service left in it.









The one at work doing it's thing on 1" plate


Greyson

Online goodfellow

  • RestroLibrarian
  • Knows nut from bolt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 12667
  • location: Northern Virginia
Re: Airco Radiagraph
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 01:03:22 PM »
They are expensive, but well worth it since it will still function many decades from now -- AIRCO made excellent equipment, but it was a "Cadillac" brand back in the day and heavy industry was the premium buyer. Most small shops could not afford this type of equipment.

Online brslk

  • Can use hammer
  • *********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 9564
  • location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Lackey and general stooge.
Re: Airco Radiagraph
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 07:17:47 PM »
Good score! I haven't seen one of those since my father had his welding shop. (about 30 years ago)
I'm just a guy in a garage with some tools...

Bruce.

Online jabberwoki

  • Doooh missed out
  • Knows what a screwdriver is
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 5722
  • location: puyallup
Re: Airco Radiagraph
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 08:49:32 PM »
Zat 4 you or work?
There is a very fine line between a hobby and a mental illness.

Does the need justify the want ? Or does the want suffice?

Offline gtermini

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 733
  • location: Amity, OR
    • Imgur Picture Dump
Re: Airco Radiagraph
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 09:38:57 PM »
This one's for me. I already have the gray one shown cutting at work.

Greyson

Offline slip knot

  • Hunt and peck king
  • ********
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 4539
  • location: Texas gulf coast
Re: Airco Radiagraph
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2017, 11:13:59 PM »
nice. Airco made some good stuff.
Started with nothing and still have most of it left.

When did the American Dream become an entitlement program?

Online jabberwoki

  • Doooh missed out
  • Knows what a screwdriver is
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2010
  • Posts: 5722
  • location: puyallup
Re: Airco Radiagraph
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 11:15:11 PM »
k better have it purdied up real soon, wanna see it re born.
There is a very fine line between a hobby and a mental illness.

Does the need justify the want ? Or does the want suffice?

The Garage Gazette

Re: Airco Radiagraph
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 11:15:11 PM »

Tags: