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05-24-2009, 09:59 PM
I've recently acquired a small surface grinder. I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations/links for a primer. I'm a ways from bringing it into the shop...I have to find a spot for it. Therefore, i can spend my summer flipping through some paper knowhow:D . Anyone willing to share their grinding "hoard" with an ignorant prairie boy?

05-25-2009, 06:52 AM
I dont know of a specific book, but any textbook will have a chapter covering the basics.

05-25-2009, 08:03 AM
You might contact Norton for some free basic literature. I like the fact that they stress safety which is very important with grinding machines. Too many people take a lot of it very casually. A grinding machine can be the most dangerous machine in the shop, especially because some of the hazards are not so obvious.

05-25-2009, 11:08 AM
I bought a set of 50's era Norton grinding booklets that cover surface grinding, tool and cutter grinding, cylindrical grinding, etc. They show up on Ebay all the time -- just search for "Norton Grinding Book."

05-25-2009, 12:10 PM
Since I recently purchased a small surface grinder I was interested the the same thing. The chapter on surface grinders in Moltrecht's Machine Shop Practice volume 2 gives some good general information on using a grinder along with the selection of grinding wheels. You can purchase a used copy on Amazon for less than $20 or you can try the public library.

05-26-2009, 04:33 PM
This site has a lot of useful info

Robin R
05-26-2009, 09:05 PM
This is the result of a search for "grinding" on the Internet Archive, lots of downloadable titles. http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=grinding