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  • My new toy.. Surface Grinder

    Bought a surface grinder today. Its a Cleveland 6x18. Actually it is a relabeled Reid. Checked the ways out with a surface plate and all seems good. Came with a Yuasa fine pole chuck and 20 plus wheels of various grits, forms and sizes. Also came with is a Seimens 2HP VFD to drive the critter. I will have to find someplace on the machine to install that. Maybe inside the base. $1200 for everything.

  • #2
    Nice Jerry -- you've put together quite a shop!
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."


    • #3

      Now that is the height of luxury, to be able to offer the precision and fine finish of grinding.

      In fact, never mind the precision, there is nothing quite like the look of a ground finish. It just says, "Quality".


      Does your machine have a power feed or is it manual?


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      • #4
        hey you go it! congrats


        • #5
          Nope, no power feed. But that can be solved!

          There was something that is now gone. Not sure what it was. You can see in the picture on the left side there is a hole. There is a needle bearing in there. I am wondering if there was some sort of auto advance mechanism there.

          Might get a chance to play with it tomorrow. Waiting for some collets to show up for my new spindle speeder from Nikken.


          • #6
            Very nice !!!

            Nice score there!!! That's exactly what I'm hoping to add to my shop by next summer. I have the Bridgeport, Heavy 10 lathe, large mill/drill and horizontal band saw so a surface grinder seems the next logical choice. They just seem so cool too
            "To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk" Thomas Edison

            Better to have tools you don't need than to need tools you don't have

            73's KB3BFR


            • #7
              Yup.. good one! I found a 6X18 that I'm keeping under my hat. Ummm.. I don't have any room for nuthin right now..
              I have tools I don't even know I own...


              • #8
                Maybe the best part of a recessive economy if you are poised right is being able to pick up great machines for little $$$s, nice find.
                Opportunity knocks once, temptation leans on the doorbell.....


                • #9
                  Damm Mr, that looks like a great score!!! Good for ya.. Oh!!?? Did it come with its own floor space too cause looking at that pic it needs that attachment LOL Careful cause its stating to look like my garage, more metal than concrete floor. Not that thats a bad thing now!! You just have to make a ceiling rig to hang yerself from to operate the tools, like hang gliding in yer shop, you hang glide?? LOL JR
                  My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group



                  • #10
                    Looks real clean,
                    That is my next piece of larger equipment.
                    My guess is that it will be getting more use then one would expect.
                    The price is definetly a good one.


                    • #11
                      Finally ground the vise now that the new bearings are installed.


                      • #12
                        Surface finish looks great Jerry -- was it worth the $5,000 for the bearings?
                        "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."