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Angled head grinding

Kenre

Cast Iron
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Location
Melbourne Australia
Looking at an Okuma cnc cylindrical grinder what stood out was the wheel head is angled instead of straight.

Got me thinking, If i angle the head on my TOS it would allow me to easily dress the side for grinding faces, Most of my parts are a shaft with a face that needs to be ground square to the diameter.

Dressing the side of the wheel is a pain, and i take it the large surface area works against me getting a lovely finish.

What are the pro/cons of doing this?
 
Joined
Apr 14, 2018
Location
Airstrip One, Oceania
My Landis had a 5* angle head, like you are describing. Plenty of other grinders have a 45* angle, but the 5* was nice for normal grinding too. Works very well.

Go for it, but possibly your infeed will be off, depending on how the machine is designed.
 

Kenre

Cast Iron
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Location
Melbourne Australia
Thanks! I was limited to approx 5 deg otherwise i would not be able to reach in far enough, i grind down to 6mm Dia with some parts. Much easier dressing the now small side edge! Will get to try it our when a batch of parts return from heat treatment.
 








 
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