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Lucaselef

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Does anyone know what model this old grinder is? Looks like it might be a tool grinder, but I want be able to see it for a few more weeks.
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sfriedberg

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Yes, it's a tool and cutter grinder. I can't tell you the model, but the looks suggest a K.O.Lee machine to me.
 

thermite

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Does anyone know what model this old grinder is? Looks like it might be a tool grinder, but I want be able to see it for a few more weeks.
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"I could be wrong... "etc.

But not "enough" Knute Oscar Lee to my eye.

Taiwan? East Germany?

Even if it IS a K.O. Lee, there are newer and more flexible ones to be had that could be easier to re-tool as to various handy bits too-often gone walkabout.

2CW .. still talking meself OUT of owning one!

Cheaper to send stuff out to already-practiced experts than to amortize the price of the learning curve....
 

michiganbuck

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If having a decent spindle a little grinder like that can be very handy. Just running end mill ends it will soon merit its space.
 

4GSR

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Yep, it's Taiwanese built. Dad had one he horse traded for. I sold it to a friend of mine a few years back. Has a nice spindle but a weird mount for grinding wheels. Dad modified his to accept 1.250" bore wheels. IT's a okay for getting by with. Sharpen a many of endmills on it!

It's not KO Lee at all. That's what I bought to replace the Tianweeze one with.
 

thermite

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Tianweeze one with.

:)

I like that...

Taiwan is an interesting place in which to do business.

As if the Mafia had decided to go into high-tech and core manufacturing instead of drugs, brothels, countrefeiting, booze, gambling, and insanely corrupt politics.

But KEPT the.. got it in one.... . drugs, brothels, countrefeiting, booze, gambling.. and raised the corrupt politics to a whole new level.

One US delegation was quoted, years ago:

"We came expecting to find another Israel"
"We found another Panama."

:(

Their electronics are first-rate though.

They have to be.

Among other things, they are quipped to defeat PRC's air defenses. Without our help. And better than WE are, actually.

Not hard to figure THAT one out.

PRC is the only country on the Planet Taiwan ever expects to HAVE to fight. All their resources can be focussed on that ONE goal.

We have no such luxury.
 

Lucaselef

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Thank you all for the info, I'm going to look at it and some other tools after Christmas. I didn't even think that it may use an odd mounting hub. At any rate, it will probably have to be a good price for me to take it home as there seems to be plenty of quality USA tool grinders for a reasonable price on the market.
 

michiganbuck

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If having a good spindle then that is a very nice grinder, likely good as a surface grinder or tool grinding.
Small floor space is a big plus... drip pan, big down and cross-dial numbers and belt drive for speed change are other big pluses.

(X)= back wheel should have a wheel guard, you can nick/grind your forehead or the wheel can get bumped and blow up.

Scrapeable oil ways can be restored to zero true...
A small mag chuck might be placed to the table left, and the right table side used for tool grinding.

I can't tell from here if it has a compound (Swing) table top.

Often one can grind stuff with not being engaged in the Mafia, drugs, brothels, counterfeiting, booze, gambling, insanely, corrupt politics, pushing dull cutters till they break, not ringing testing grinding wheels, looking at pretty girls, speeding, eating candy bars, drinking too much coffee, yelling at the dog, and the like.
 

thermite

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Often one can grind stuff with not being engaged in the Mafia, drugs, brothels, counterfeiting, booze, gambling, insanely, corrupt politics, pushing dull cutters till they break, not ringing testing grinding wheels, looking at pretty girls, speeding, eating candy bars, drinking too much coffee, yelling at the dog, and the like.

Be fair. Takin' the fifth.. one wee dram at a go.. on the rest...

But I don't do drugs nor insult dogs. Nor even pussycats.

Don't EAT ... dog..... either.

Knut Oscar Lee (I doos that so folks know "K O Lee" were NOT a Chinese company...) .. made a wide table T&C grinder that folks HAVE had right decent results with as a now-and-then surface grinder.

Most things small enuf to get onto a(ny) serious grinder Joe P.M. Average can afford to find space for and "wheel up" are also light enough to ship to an expert grinder hand.

- (S)he will be is better equipped and several orders of magnitude more experienced and up-to-date.

- (S)we are usually limited to Old Memories and the wrong wheels, dressers, indexers, workholding and fixtures for the job.

So either of SG or T&C is one tool I've never been able to justify.

"Infrastructure" thing.

And needing retrained if I takes a lunch break, let alone a week, month or several years between sessions.

YMMV
 

michiganbuck

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I guess I would eat dog and cat...hope it does never come to that..Janie would just roll over and die.

Likely one might be able to survive with not having a surface grinder. But you gotta eat...
 

michiganbuck

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I guess I would eat dog and cat...hope it does never come to that..Janie would just roll over and die.

Likely one might be able to survive with not having a surface grinder. But you gotta eat...
 

thermite

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I guess I would eat dog and cat...hope it does never come to that..Janie would just roll over and die.

Likely one might be able to survive with not having a surface grinder. But you gotta eat...

Morality of it aside, most carry parasites and disease as can affect humans, too, so must be WELL cooked, same as Whistle Pig, Rabbit, Squirrel...Venison... Bear... Boar.. "etc'.

Mind, some STD's are worse, and even "hot" the temps are waaaay too low to eliminate THAT risk..

Monogamy - or so you hope and pray it is - helps..
 

michiganbuck

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Rabbit, Squirrel...Venison... Bear... Boar..\and sometimes cows, pigs and chickens

Quackers, that come out of a box are OK I think.

likely get a 46k AO wheel and grind open the Quacker bok with long travel passing and .002 down feeds. A surface grinder, TC grinder or coffee grinder might be OK.

Oh speaking about wheels..what happened to the thread subject?

is it for sale? what price? If it is free I don't have room for it..for $500 I still don't have room for it.

But I think it is a very nice machine and would like to have it if I didn't already have grinders.. and if I had a place to put it.

One could surface grind something, then TC grind a cutter and then take that chair that comes with it and sit down to drink a coffee or a beer....and then buy a plane ticket and go to Hawaii, .
 

Lucaselef

Member
My friends grandfather in law ran a machine shop for the oil field and passed away. They're selling of the machines. I'm going to look at it after Christmas. I'll post more pictures if I buy it, but I don't even know the price yet.
 

thermite

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Rabbit, Squirrel...Venison... Bear... Boar..\and sometimes cows, pigs and chickens
"Usually" on domesticated meat animals, actually. Trichinosis is way down, but I figure eggs & poultry for Salmonella "always"..
Quackers, that come out of a box are OK I think.
Mallards, and not-only, don't just come out of the box, they engage in rape. Our tax dollars have been spent on studying it. Way things are going, it was probably to add to the handbook on technique and expand the kinkery f**kery options in the act of gender and species-fluid rape, As taught in the elementary schools.

Hired a whole Union full of looter-lie-bore-all perverts to teach the kids, got exactly what we contracted for.

Go figure anyone is pretending to be surprised by THAT outcome?

WTF did they THINK was going to happen onct pedagogues were pedo-defilers for-pay?

:(

likely get a 46k AO wheel and grind open the Quacker bok with long travel passing and .002 down feeds. A surface grinder, TC grinder or coffee grinder might be OK.
Peugeot "Ruby" made a nice coffee grinder. Good for chopped nuts too.
Oh speaking about wheels..what happened to the thread subject?

Which "thread subject"? Cut, rolled. thread-milled,..... or just drifted?

:)
 

michiganbuck

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My friends grandfather in law ran a machine shop for the oil field and passed away. They're selling of the machines. I'm going to look at it after Christmas. I'll post more pictures if I buy it, but I don't even know the price yet.

I bet it will go for a low price and It is a very nice machine.
Buck
 

4GSR

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The one I had, I sold it to a buddy of mine for $125 bucks. For anyone else that would have been $250. Your mileage may differ. Oh, be careful, it is top heavy, can easily tip sideways, ask me how I know that. Ken
 

michiganbuck

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We had a swing arm feed Cincinnati #1 TC grinder that with a compound tilt vise was a very valuable machine for a quick cut-off machine.
 








 
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