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    Interesting tools for sale.

    This thread is for cool shit to put in your shop to build other shit with. Let's start this off with a big fucking surface grinder for cheap.

    https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/tl...139449743.html

    Who doesn't want to resurface their own heads and deck their own blocks and with 34" of travel there's no many you can't do in one pass

    If I resurfaced stuff that often you can bet your ass this would be mine since it's only $350

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    I have a Gallmeyer Livingston 8X34 surface grinder for sale. I bought it after it had been rebuilt some years back and have used it sparingly since. It works well and takes the large grinding wheel. Comes complete with flood coolant. This is a good machine if you have use for it. I am selling it because I am retiring. I, also, have other machine equipment to sell. Come take a look.

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    Originally posted by arse_sidewards View Post
    This thread is for cool shit to put in your shop to build other shit with. Let's start this off with a big fucking surface grinder for cheap.

    https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/tl...139449743.html

    Who doesn't want to resurface their own heads and deck their own blocks and with 34" of travel there's no many you can't do in one pass

    If I resurfaced stuff that often you can bet your ass this would be mine since it's only $350

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    Pimp piece of equipment. Bet its so cheap because its a nightmare to move. I need to buy a forklift and a 18k trailer...

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      #3
      Originally posted by Clemson13 View Post

      Pimp piece of equipment. Bet its so cheap because its a nightmare to move. I need to buy a forklift and a 18k trailer...
      It's so cheap because he's been trying to sell it for like 2yr. I think he started at $1k. The guy has had a ton of stuff he's sold and this seems to be one of the last ones left.

      Grinders are generally really light compared to other machine tools because there's so little force on them that you don't need massive parts to hold precision.

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        #4
        Originally posted by arse_sidewards View Post

        It's so cheap because he's been trying to sell it for like 2yr. I think he started at $1k. The guy has had a ton of stuff he's sold and this seems to be one of the last ones left.

        Grinders are generally really light compared to other machine tools because there's so little force on them that you don't need massive parts to hold precision.
        I'm that case why wouldn't it be bought already? Id love to have one. Could make my own blocks and parallel bars. Thats the kind of price is drag it home for if it wasn't so far away.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Clemson13 View Post

          I'm that case why wouldn't it be bought already? Id love to have one. Could make my own blocks and parallel bars. Thats the kind of price is drag it home for if it wasn't so far away.
          How many 2ft+ parallels you planning on making? Exactly.

          The number of people who want to make things bigger than a normal 6x18 can do and also plan to make those things in big enough volume that paying someone else to do it doesn't make sense is very, very low. That's why I haven't bought it. The only thing I'd use it for if I had it is engine work but I don't do enough engines to make a massive surface grinder worth it relative to just milling with a flycutter and then finishing by hand. I'd love to score a tiny benchtop model though. Most production shops are gonna want something CNC. Most repair and low volume shops (the primary users of manual machines in this day and age) simply don't need to surface things that big that often.
          Last edited by arse_sidewards; 06-11-2020, 07:08 AM.

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            #6
            To big for most stuff, to small to sharpen shear blades. If it was near me I would have bought it already.

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              #7
              Another grinder but for round things.

              https://maine.craigslist.org/tls/d/w...129990422.html

              Looks like it could use some cleaning up but even in shit condition it probably still makes things rounder than most lathes. Might be worth it for $300

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                #8
                12" milling vise for $250. Looks to have some sort of soft jaw on it.

                I need one about this size and I'd buy this today if it weren't on Long Island.

                https://longisland.craigslist.org/tl...132118850.html

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                  Going to check out this brake tomorrow. 12' 125 ton. Click image for larger version
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                    #10
                    LOL

                    Thats not the kind of surface grinder one uses to surface heads, you couldn't fit a head under that grinding wheel, I suppose none of you brainiacs thought of that.


                    Originally posted by arse_sidewards View Post
                    This thread is for cool shit to put in your shop to build other shit with. Let's start this off with a big fucking surface grinder for cheap.

                    https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/tl...139449743.html

                    Who doesn't want to resurface their own heads and deck their own blocks and with 34" of travel there's no many you can't do in one pass

                    If I resurfaced stuff that often you can bet your ass this would be mine since it's only $350

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by PAE View Post
                      LOL

                      Thats not the kind of surface grinder one uses to surface heads, you couldn't fit a head under that grinding wheel, I suppose none of you brainiacs thought of that.

                      What do you think that massive Z-axis in the back is for?

                      A normal 6x18 can fit a head on it. When I worked tool crib at a university kids used to do them all the time. Your primary limitation is length.

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                        #12
                        Ive worked in the automotive machine shop industry and have a degree in same that tool is not meant to surface cylinder heads.
                        Last edited by PAE; 06-22-2020, 03:03 PM.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by PAE View Post
                          Ive worked in the automotive machine shop industry and have a degree in same that tool is not meant to surface cylinder heads.
                          It's a general purpose surface grinder. If it fits it goes. There's no reason you can't use it for automotive parts. No it will not be as fast as a purpose build machine, no you will not be able to make money doing it. You can still do it. I used to work tool crib in a machine shop and we had an old 6x18 that finished plenty of heads for people's personal projects.

                          You're thinking like a mechanic when you need to be thinking like a machinist. Anything that fits on the table is fair game. It's just a matter of time vs accuracy vs profitability.

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                            #14
                            NO.

                            Dont be an idiot!




                            Originally posted by arse_sidewards View Post

                            It's a general purpose surface grinder. If it fits it goes. There's no reason you can't use it for automotive parts. No it will not be as fast as a purpose build machine, no you will not be able to make money doing it. You can still do it. I used to work tool crib in a machine shop and we had an old 6x18 that finished plenty of heads for people's personal projects.

                            You're thinking like a mechanic when you need to be thinking like a machinist. Anything that fits on the table is fair game. It's just a matter of time vs accuracy vs profitability.

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                              #15
                              Care to give any reasoning beyond "hurr durr you can't"?

                              The specs for flatness for cylinder heads are well within the range of what surface grinders are capable of. People even use mills from time to time when they know the machine in question is accurate enough over the range they'll be using.

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