View Full Version : Reid Surface grinder info wanted
02-28-2005, 07:50 PM
I have stumbled across a Reid 618V surface grinder-cheap! It has a 6x18 B&S mag chuck which works well and the machine is in good condition other than having a coat of really ugly robin-egg blue paint that looks like it was broom applied. Does anyone have any info or know anything about this machine?
02-28-2005, 08:11 PM
I looked at a similar Reid before buying the Delta (smaller machine for a smaller space). My understanding is the table is supported on bearing balls, and the machine I looked at was not smooth in the left-to-right movement because of wear in the balls or ways.
03-01-2005, 02:28 PM
This one is smooth when it runs back and forth. Does $250 sound reasonable?
03-01-2005, 03:56 PM
Yeah, seller wanted $750 for the bumpy-table model! The mag chuck by itself would bring $75 - $150 on eBay. What are you doing reading this, GO GET IT.