Rebuilt v. Refurbished v. 'As Seen'
What do these terms mean:
Rebuilding - The
machine is totaly stripped down to its orginal castings. Each
component is cleaned, inspected and, if it still meets specifications,
re-used. All bearings are replaced with new as are seals and electrics
where required. New, modern control systems may be fitted. The machine
will be re-painted. The machine will look like and function as a new
machine. The machine can be given a full warranty if the work is done
by the orginal machine manufacturer. Normally, all Coborn grinding
machines are totally re-built.
Refurbished - the
machine is given a thorough service and any problems such as
significantly worn bearings, seals or components are replaced. The
machine is not re-painted. The original control system will be
re-used. The warranty is retricted.
- The buyer is responsible for checking the machine before
purchase. There will be no warranty. Normally, when a toolmaker sell
his machine to another toolmaker, the machine is sold 'as seen'.