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Re: machining tools

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Jim in MN

04-20-2013 10:30:17

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The surface grinder looks like a Brown & Sharpe. I have one that looks just like it, but only gave $250 for mine. IMO, he is awful high on price.

I might only use mine a few times a year but I'm sure glad to have it when I need it. I have a cheap spindex and a set of 5C collets that work great for grinding pins to size.

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04-20-2013 13:50:19

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 Re: machining tools in reply to Jim in MN, 04-20-2013 10:30:17  
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So it isn't just me that thought it was pretty steep. I paid less than $500 total for my Tree mill and my surface grinder. I didn't know if I got a really good deal or he was really high.

What should a 12.5x48 Cincinatti lathe be priced at? Fairly well tooled with a couple chucks and a live center. It has a 4 jaw pictured, but I would assume there is a 3 jaw with it. I know about boring bars or a drill chuck etc.

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04-21-2013 08:46:39

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 Re: machining tools in reply to sflem849, 04-20-2013 13:50:19  
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My opinion is that a lathe of that age should not be priced at any more than about $500, but then I'm still looking for one.

A 4 jaw chuck is pretty much worthless for general use. Only time I've seen a 4 jaw used was when the machinist needed to trun a square hunk of iron into a round hunk.

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