I have owned a Shor mill for over 30 years. It is an excellent mill.
For many years Shor was the best supplier in N America. When the two
older brothers who developed & ran the company retired and turned it
over to either the next generation or others, they ran it into the
ground. I don’t know about them right now. At the time Gesswein was
their main competitor.
Close the rolls look through where the metal would go. Now turn it
and see if there any gaps. If it rolls true it would be worth buying.
If there are any gaps the rolls need to either be replaced or turned
true by a machinist. Hard to do.
An old one would have originally cost more than 500.00 when it was
new years ago. I spent about 750.00 back in 1978 on mine, which is a
combination flat and wire mill. It sounds like it might even be the
same mill I have, In any event a good mill.
Offer them 400.00 as see if they take it.
Southeast Technical College