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    Manual surface grinder

    I'm looking for an older but servicable Manual Surface Grinder.

    Someone might have one or know of one gathering dust in a shed somewhere.

    Anything and any size considered in any condition.
    Don't mind doing some work on it as long as all the important bits are still there.

    With or without magnetic chuck

    Cheers

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    For grinding tapered tangs?

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    i have a real old one it needs some work

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    For grinding tapered tangs?
    Not especially for knife tangs.

    More for general gun parts finishing.
    Wouldn't use it much but nice for finishing parts that are already heat treated

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    Was looking at this the other day

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3295...chweb201603_55

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    Yes thats basically what I'm after only a bit bigger and heavier.
    In NZ not ex China

    I don't want to spend too much because you don't often need them.

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    I setup a daily listing notification on trademe for Surface Grinders. It took about 2 years of waiting before the right one came up. It was a well used and very grubby Eagle Surface Grinder from a local engineering shop. Scored it for $750. It cleaned up pretty nice.
    I dont use it every day, but its super handy to have when you do need one.
    I see plenty of very large hydraulic machines come up for 4-5k but those are far too big for the average workshop, and far too heavy for the average concrete pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixtyTen View Post
    I setup a daily listing notification on trademe for Surface Grinders. It took about 2 years of waiting before the right one came up. It was a well used and very grubby Eagle Surface Grinder from a local engineering shop. Scored it for $750. It cleaned up pretty nice.
    I dont use it every day, but its super handy to have when you do need one.
    I see plenty of very large hydraulic machines come up for 4-5k but those are far too big for the average workshop, and far too heavy for the average concrete pad.
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    Thats exactly the sort of surface grinder I'm looking for too.

    Like you I will keep looking and one will turn up eventually.
    And like you i don't want a huge hydraulic one because they just don't get used much but nice to have.
    And manual is perfect for the keen amateur

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    I actually thought you were after a file.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    I actually thought you were after a file.
    motor driven, precision round file
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    I have been looking on Trade Me for a while, I don't want one just see them alot on youtube and was curious if they come up much and what they are worth, so far I hav'nt seen one small enough to consider for a hobby, ushally they are massive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusl View Post
    I have been looking on Trade Me for a while, I don't want one just see them alot on youtube and was curious if they come up much and what they are worth, so far I hav'nt seen one small enough to consider for a hobby, ushally they are massive.
    The few "hobbyist" size machines that I have seen come up tend to go for decent money, generally $1200 - $2500. Generally even the crappiest used ones are better than the lower priced new ones from somewhere like Machinery House.
    The huge ones sometimes go cheap because they are too worn or outdated for a modern professional shop and too heavy and large for amateurs, same thing with tool and cutter grinders and cylindrical grinders.
    Keep your eyes open and be Johnny on the Spot. Thats how I got all my hard to find gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    motor driven, precision round file
    A drill?
    Use enough gun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    A drill?
    Obviously spent to much time at my place you dumb bastard.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Obviously spent to much time at my place you dumb bastard.
    Awe, now im really konfuzed! What is a motor driven, precision round file then?
    Use enough gun

 

 

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