View Full Version : norton surface grinder

03-19-2005, 06:04 AM
i got it home yesterday and is still on trailer. serial no. h6837 1942. i would like to find owner, service manual if possible. any help greatly appreciated as i have no experience with these machines. thanks mickm.

03-19-2005, 10:23 AM
These machines were made in the 1940's so it may be difficult to find the owner (owners).

Machinery Manuals Online http://www.machinerybrochures.com/shop/page1693.html lists instruction manuals for Norton surface grinders -- be sure you're sitting down before looking at the prices.

Barry Milton

03-19-2005, 12:04 PM
Is it one of these.


if it is .....it looks so simple ......I dont think you need a service manual.

all the best..mark

03-19-2005, 12:15 PM
There are two catologues on ebay



all the best...mark

03-19-2005, 02:15 PM

That's the cleanest surface grinder I've seen ------- where's all the coolant spilled on the floor & all that black grinding dust that collects at the left end!!!

Barry Milton

03-19-2005, 02:48 PM
talk about clean.....it will clean your wallet out at the price they want for it.


even after the reduced price !!!!

oh yea the serrial number is H-2700
that means it's even older than mickm's

all the best..mark

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03-19-2005, 02:56 PM
I was offered one at $750 with mag chuck. It is just a bigger footprint machine than the space I (don't) have!

03-19-2005, 03:13 PM
I love mine, they are invaluable .
here's my bridgeport's machine vise .
I took the jaws off it a few weeks ago and reground them.
better than new ....well almost http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif


all the best...mark

Alistair Hosie
03-19-2005, 04:28 PM
Nice job well done mark.

How's your own surface grinder doing these days?Alistair

03-19-2005, 04:41 PM
It's performing faultlessly.
unlike myself.
hope to be making your new draw bar in the next few days.
all the best...mark

03-19-2005, 11:34 PM
I have a copy of the manual for an 18x6 Norton hydraulic surface grinder it is catalog no.954-14, this grinder looks very similar to the one in the picture Mark posted, if yours is similar its a good bet that this is the manual for you email me if you want it

03-20-2005, 06:29 AM
thanks to all who responded to my query about grinder. it is like one in picture but hydraulic drive. it was under power when i looked at it and seems to run good but a lot of play in reversing lever, needs a nudge each time to shift directions. will bleeker has manual and i have tried to e-mail himbut my computer has mind of its oun and don't know if it went thru.thanks again to all mickm

03-20-2005, 08:40 AM
Take a look at the linkages under the saddle, the pin holes may be worn. There is also a tie rod adjustment for the revese handle on top.

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03-21-2005, 01:30 AM
Check your email, when you write email don't put the whole message in the subject line! My Norton is no 2442 of 1942 maybe they shipped them to the colonies first!