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    It's a little while since I've read a good gloat so here goes. It's nowhere near the league of Ragasred Raglan's £50 Deckel but it was good enough to get John Stevenson to call me up and question the legitimacy of my birth.
    It's a Christen 05-10 drill grinder.



    Bought for 42 UK pounds ($83 US)
    Almost complete and in very good condition under the grime. It's lacking the collet chuck and mounting yoke - probably lost whilst moving it between the main workhead and the point thinning attachment at the back end. Even the bulb in the microscope still works.

    Luckily the manual that BadDog emailed me (thanks Russ) gives full details of the missing parts with dimensions. I'm contemplating adapting an ER11 chuck to act as the drill holder although I'm open to other ideas. I've emailed the UK importer about the missing parts but I'm pretty certain that the prices will be terrifying.

    Regards

    Charles

  • #2
    I am jealous, I can't even find a good bench grinder for that price.
    John

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    • #3
      How? How did you buy it? We talking yard sale, garage sale or tool liquidator?
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      It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Your Old Dog
        How? How did you buy it? We talking yard sale, garage sale or tool liquidator?
        Nope - I didn't rob a widow either
        Ebay. Properly described aswell.
        http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...5600&rd=1&rd=1

        Somedays you just get lucky

        Charles

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        • #5
          While on the subject of ebay bargains, a couple of weeks ago I bought a brand new, in box, Rohm 4MT revolving centre with interchangable point for
          £13.10. (about $26). Was this a good buy???

          Malc.

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          • #6
            Well I still think it was a crap buy and someone saw Charles coming.

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            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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            • #7
              Jammy bugger, I saw that and thought it would go for a lot more!
              I'll be round with a big box of blunt drills once you have it set up

              Malc-y, I think you got a bargain there, they are well over £100 in the J&L catalogue for a standard 4MT revolving centre.

              Peter

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              • #8
                I've got a search set up on ebay for 'drill grinder' & 'drill grinding', that one didn't show up.
                Just the sort of thing I could do with, but a trip to Sussex to collect would have put the price up quite a bit.

                Jammy sod.
                Aren't you the one who constantly complains that all the good machinery deals are oop north?

                Tim

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Timleech
                  I've got a search set up on ebay for 'drill grinder' & 'drill grinding', that one didn't show up.
                  Just the sort of thing I could do with, but a trip to Sussex to collect would have put the price up quite a bit.

                  Jammy sod.
                  Aren't you the one who constantly complains that all the good machinery deals are oop north?

                  Tim

                  You need to ad "drill sharpener" and sometime "drill pointer" to your list you'll get a lot more hits.. I check at least once a week and bid the max I want to spend including shipping. One of these days I might get lucky

                  Scott

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                  • #10
                    Tool gloat indeed. Just so you don't get embarrassed about such a steal, I think you should send it to me and I'll return $50 for your troubles.

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                    • #11
                      Congrats Charles, and I’m glad the manual has helped. But I did very little and owe a great deal to Tom who did the initial scan.

                      I paid about the same for mine, but didn’t get the web thinning attachments, though I did get the large size option along with 2, 4 and 6 flute tool holders. Not to be a vulture, but if you wind up running into problems with it, I would be interested in the web thinning attachment.
                      Russ
                      Master Floor Sweeper

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                      • #12
                        BTW, this is mine. That box with envelopes in front of it is full of the extra collets, holders, and other stuff.

                        If you need any measurements or details, send me a PM and I'll help what I can...


                        Russ
                        Master Floor Sweeper

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                        • #13
                          I don't think this was a bad deal

                          Collected this yesterday



                          I think the price at under 130 ukp (about $250) was OK. Trouble is I had to collect from Barnstaple, Devon, a 525 mile round trip with the trailer. He was willing to put it on a pallet, but I had an engine to collect from Gloucester which just about made the trip worthwhile.

                          As well as a microscope & some extra chuck jaws, it came with a load of Tufnol cams, I'm not sure yet whether they really belong to this machine, I'm trying to locate a source for an instruction book.
                          The pm forum is down at the moment, I know there's been some discussion of Christen grinders there.

                          Tim
                          Last edited by Timleech; 11-22-2007, 08:02 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Oooh, nice....

                            I've got a little Christen bench top for 80 up to 1/4" bits. Very nice little machine.
                            Russ
                            Master Floor Sweeper

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                            • #15
                              I agree with John it was a crap buy,you paid way too much but since your a pal of Ragarsed any pal of his is a pal of mine. So if you clean it up, deliver it in person,and set it up and sharpen my tools, teaching me how to use it I'll give you back what you paid plus a quid for your troubleAlistair
                              Please excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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