Surplus Gizmos

Surplus Gizmos, 5797 NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, Oregon


Next stop was Surplus gizmos in Hillsboro, OR. We'd stayed the night with relatives we hadn't seen in a long time, which was a lot better than any hotel.

This place had a good varietyof the usual piece-parts, but what made it different was the wide selection of industrial components and assemblies. Of interest in that area were shelves full of aluminum extrusions, some automated motion equipment and parts, a wafer saw station, a CO2 laser which I bought (eat your hearts out..), control and power transformers, a huge 'variac', controls cabinetry, and other items.

As with all of these visits, it is important to keep in mind that there are only random images and don't reflect everything in the store by a long shot. Everything written here is my opinion and opinions are a dme a dozen. We are not affiliated with this merchant but our expectations were greatly exceeded and we reccommend Surplus Gizmos highly.


special and bagain items are out front (and more inside)
make offer
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wafer saw
optical oscilloscope
high voltage sptauing gun?
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hard to find materials
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portable GFI's
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contain four 150W 50 Ohm loads good to 4GHz
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dye sub printer - it makes barcodes and text on rolls of label paper so you can label bin-boxes with, and this has an easy interface. I had managed one using BASIC before.
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for clamping gas cylinders to the wall or other supports.
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high end video monitors used to observe processes in manufacturing (often semiconductor) via microscope cameras ot other means
1U pc cases
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tape and labels- see next also
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I bought this CO2 laser. It had been there long enough to get spider webs on it. I am amazed none of the locals snapped this up for the $100 price on it. Because it had been there a long time, a lower price was agreed to me. To be fair, a laser with even one piece missing is a real gamble, but what the heck. This is certainly the crowining acquisition so far!
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low voltage secondaries, some 30-50V I think?-best to call for these 3-phase beauties.
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I think this is a chroma keyer. Even though video hobbyists don't much use this kind of gear any more, the real artist would find that the analog thing's abilities would open up some new avenues of creativity.
video distribution amplifiers-- BTW these often work well to boost the antenna signal for a short wave receiver covering up to maybe 10 or 15 MHz, once you go inside and adjust the gain, and widen them up a bit. Its not hard, I have done it a few times.
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These detect when an object is within a certain distance. These things cost me a fortune new, I've had to buy them. It shows how reasonable this merchant is.
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not easily seen are a couple of optical rails to the left. There are also some very rigid 3FT extrusions up on the top shelf. I bought one of those to mount a CO2 laser tube (glass) on.
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nice vacuum pump. Good for processing, or laser.