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Ilco 044HD semi-automatic

PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:58 pm
by bitbuster
Just purchased this at a live auction today. With buyer's fee and state tax I shelled out $29.01. Some paint spatter is on shroud because it was right next to a paint shaker. Machine was made in 2013.
https://imgur.com/a/CpHg8hW

Re: Ilco 044HD semi-automatic

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 2:28 am
by mdc5150
You seem to get lucky on these key machines quite a bit. I wish I could snag a deal like that.

Re: Ilco 044HD semi-automatic

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:18 pm
by bitbuster
mdc5150 wrote:You seem to get lucky on these key machines quite a bit. I wish I could snag a deal like that.

Yes, I have been fortunate (lucky) to have gotten a number of key machines at low prices. This recent buy only had 2 bidders and I was elated, and surprised, that it went for the low price. Right place at the right time. I also got 200 KW1 and SC1 blanks with the machine.

Re: Ilco 044HD semi-automatic

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:09 am
by jeffmoss26
worked on an Ilco 040 last week for a customer which is pretty similar but has the automatic function.

Re: Ilco 044HD semi-automatic

PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:54 pm
by DIY Dave
Dang, That's a steal.

I love semi auto Ilcos. I've got an older model 044 that I did some restoration on

Re: Ilco 044HD semi-automatic

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:53 am
by adi_picker
Nice work BB!

I recently also had the luck to score the same machine very cheap here in AU, I paid $35 AUD inc shipping across Aus to my house! The eBay seller had a bunch of them, and they were all near new, so I can only assume that he purchased them all from the closeout of a large nationwide hardware chain that briefly existed here in Aus. Just realised there is a link to you fellas in the US, as the above chain was a JV with your Lowes hardware chain. The machine is immaculate, everything in good working order, and it even came with a clear plexiglass safety housing. This got damaged in transit though, so I was forced to bin it.

Its been a great win for us hobbyists down under, with everyone that wanted a machine being able to get one cheap, but has killed the little side gig I had buying up unloved machines and refurbing them for a little profit. Its also created a few of these sorts of classified ads, waiting to snare the unwary, with the machine that was purchased for $35! But dont worry, it comes with 'all the keys'! Every. Single. One.

adi_picker