When the lead time of acquiring a new machine tool is taken into consideration, used machines and accessory items offer a most attractive alternative for the shop that "needs it yesterday."
Used machines and accessory items are often in stock and availale for very quick, if not immediate, shipment. With the available network of used machine tool dealers nationwide, Astra Tool Company can often locate the needed tool if it is not in their own inventory.
Naturally, a primary consideration when buying machine tools and related items is the purchase price. When buying used machines and accessories, the buyer can often acquire the needed item for One-Half of current prices of equivalent new machines/accessories. Depending on the age, condition, options, market demand-supply, the buyer can expect to find machines and accessories priced anywhere from ninety-percent of New prices to occassionally as low as ten-percent. Obviously, moneys saved are liguid-assets retained!
The quality of used machine tools will vary greatly. Some are completely worn out but still usable for certain applications, others will be in like new condition. Some will have been manufactured in the 1960's or earlier, while others may be less than 5 years old. Some may have been manufactured by slave (or prison) labor in China, while others will be of the highest quality of engineering, manufacturing and assembly.
Depending upon your requirements, preferences and budget, the quality of machine that best suits your needs may fall in any of the places within the above parameters. Let us know your need, and we will attempt to find the right machine for you.
When buying used machines and accessories from Astra Tool Company (or any other MDNA member machinery dealer), you can expect to receive a "Thirty-Day Return Privilege" as defined by the MDNA (Machinery Dealers National Association) 'Code of Ethics' (section 5) that requires each MDNA member will:
"Accept within 30 days from shipment any machinery and equipment sold with return privilege, freight prepaid, for refund of the purchase price if proven mechanically unsatisfactory; or repair at dealer's option."
The buyer is responsible for all shipping & handling charges, but will be refunded the purchase price and any applicable taxes that may have been paid.
However, if the machine or accessory is purchased "AS-IS", or if an item is purchased through Astra Tool Company from a non-member of MDNA, then the "Thirty-Day Return Privilege" is not available, unless agreed to by all parties involved.
All prices listed in our e-catalog are in US Dollars. To place an order for any of the machines and/or tooling that we have listed in our e-catalog, we will need you to provide us with the Stock # of the item, along with its Description and Price. Also, we will need your company billing and shipping information.
You may contact us by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Telephone at 817.481.6528
by FAX at 817.481.6529
by traditional postal mail at:
Astra Tool Company
531 Industrial Blvd.
Grapevine, Texas 76051
Terms: 1/3 with Order, Balance Due prior to Shipping.
We have a few choices for you in shipping machines and accessories if you do not want to pick them up at our Grapevine, Texas warehouse. Items that are light enough in weight can be shipped UPS or FedEx. Also, we can ship via motor freight on any items too large for UPS but too small for a flatbed trailer. Of course, it may be necessary for us to add on a small charge for strapping to a pallet, or a large amount for crating.
For most machines, we recommend using a flatbed trailer for hauling the equipment. Best Ways Brokerage out of Washington state is a freight brokerage company that has given us excellent service for the past several years at very reasonable rates. You can ask for Mark at 1-800-426-1220, and tell him that David at Astra Tool referred you to him. He will be glad to take your information and call you back with a quote.