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Seeking info on Sandox Michelin Pro MP-350 Grinding Fixture?

akjeff

Aluminum
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After a total failure at searching on line, thought I'd see if one of you experienced grinding hands may have any info on this punch grinder/spin fixture I just bought on eBay. It seems really well made, and the spindle is silky smooth, with no end play, and very little runout radially or the surface of the faceplate. Locking index every 15 degrees. Everything is in really nice condition, and came with a radius dressing arm for the v-block as well. Has a couple of odd things, which is likely why the decent price compared to a Grind-All or Master-Grind in like condition. The center height of the spindle is 80.44mm/3.167", and the mounting holes on the base plate are on 3.5" centers. Maybe it was built for some specific purpose? Just curious if any of you guys have even heard of this company? Should work great on my little Harig 612. I'd just have to make a tailstock if I ever need one( or make a new baseplate to lower the center height to a standard 3.00" ) Hopefully I didn't get screwed. It certainly looks and feels like a good quality tool. Thanks guys.
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Not familiar with that one, but looks well made.
I did find an old post with a similar question on this exact make/model, and he had zero replies. So far I've come up with nothing. It does seem very well made. Tried to see if I could find a more mainstream manufacture that looks like this one, to see if it was just rebadged, but no luck there either. For $275, I'm happy with it!
 
Loos like pretty good specifications, and are priced about a grand,
Two versions withh the Tiawan one @ 1500.

I would make an index ring to go about the diameter so able to use a snap finger
 
Loos like pretty good specifications, and are priced about a grand,
Two versions withh the Tiawan one @ 1500.

I would make an index ring to go about the diameter so able to use a snap finger
Thanks michiganbuck, that looks like it! And yes, the specs do look pretty good. It sure checks out on the surface plate really well. This one is the Pro model, so it must be the one made in Taiwan. There is no "Made in ???" anywhere on the tool. The specs explain the oddball center height, as it's listed as 80-81mm. Thanks again.

Also, forgive my ignorance, as I'm new to grinding. What do you mean by "snap finger"?
 
"snap finger index"
Indexing with a push pin is Ok...but for fast work a notched index at the OD ring.
A snap finger is a finger that bumps the index notches so faster indexing can be made, often a 36 or 24 notches index is used because they have a lot divisions
like 1-2-3-4-6-8-12-24 for the 24 one.
*But just using it for a radius dresser is enough.
 
"snap finger index"
Indexing with a push pin is Ok...but for fast work a notched index at the OD ring.
A snap finger is a finger that bumps the index notches so faster indexing can be made, often a 36 or 24 notches index is used because they have a lot divisions
like 1-2-3-4-6-8-12-24 for the 24 one.
*But just using it for a radius dresser is enough.
Thanks.
 








 
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