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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:13 pm 
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I am thinking of investing in a small 3 phase surface grinder. I have used one in the past and do understand what they are and what they can do, however I equally know feck all about the things so do we have any surface grinder people on the forum? It will mostly be used for recoil lugs, flat firing pins and tooling and similar (I think!)

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Look for a good used or rebuilt
Jones & Shipman 540. IMHO one of the best surface grinders ever made. There's still a lot of companies rebuilding these things!

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North Star wrote:
Look for a good used or rebuilt
Jones & Shipman 540. IMHO one of the best surface grinders ever made. There's still a lot of companies rebuilding these things!


This... They are insanely cheap too!


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The J&S 540 looks to be a superb machine however the footprint is a bit big for my needs. I was thinking more along the lines of a Herbert Junior, so a small manual machine for little jobs.

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You need to be care full ---grinders work well on hard parts, but case hardenrd parts instantly deform if the case is removed from one side. Release the magnetic table and the part springs into the air!
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