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    I'm interested in purchasing a used OD/ID Universal Grinder.

    What is the best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by otrlt View Post
    I'm interested in purchasing a used OD/ID Universal Grinder. What is the best?
    What's your budget? Is this for "production" use in runs of tens or hundreds or more? Or for one-offs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballen View Post
    What's your budget? Is this for "production" use in runs of tens or hundreds or more? Or for one-offs?
    I don't expect to pay more than $10,000 for toolroom use.

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    • LANDIS
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    • STUDER
    • TOYODA
    • KELLENBERGER
    • JONES & SHIPMAN
    • I have a Shigiya that I bought new 20 years ago that has been great. Out of the ones I have listed, Kellenburger or Studer would be my first choice, but I don't know what kind of shape they would be in with your budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJT View Post
    • LANDIS
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    • KELLENBERGER
    • JONES & SHIPMAN
    • I have a Shigiya that I bought new 20 years ago that has been great. Out of the ones I have listed, Kellenburger or Studer would be my first choice, but I don't know what kind of shape they would be in with your budget.
    thanks RJT,
    Shigiya tops my list, but I may go with a KONDO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otrlt View Post
    I don't expect to pay more than $10,000 for toolroom use.
    Size, for doing what, size and tolerance would talk but this price tag says so much more.
    New makes no sense so used is the guess and if you are buying used grinders in this world... pick and pray.
    OD universal one thing, add decent ID...... that a new animal needed.
    For new I would expect to spend 100K and way up for any respectable size.
    What do you need to do with it and why buying it?
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbideBob View Post
    Size, for doing what, size and tolerance would talk but this price tag says so much more.
    New makes no sense so used is the guess and if you are buying used grinders in this world... pick and pray.
    OD universal one thing, add decent ID...... that a new animal needed.
    For new I would expect to spend 100K and way up for any respectable size.
    What do you need to do with it and why buying it?
    Bob
    OD, ID, both? size minimum - max?

    Might add brown & sharpe and Parker to the above list and TOYODA is decent...
    Okuma I.D./O.D. Grinder - tools - by dealer - sale

    Nice small machine..mostly for one -ups and the like. (hand with power long travel)
    No. 13 Brown & Sharp Universal and Tool Grinder - tools - by dealer...

    another small few -up machine.
    Parker Majestic I.D./ O.D. Grinder - tools - by dealer - sale

    Rebuilt in 1017... $99k
    Used TOYODA GL4E CNC UNIVERSAL GRINDER for sale - 112824

    More modern machines have bump and tarry..can be a good feature.

    Condition is king in grinders. Grinding is tough with a good machine, and a bugger with a poor one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbideBob View Post
    Size, for doing what, size and tolerance would talk but this price tag says so much more.
    New makes no sense so used is the guess and if you are buying used grinders in this world... pick and pray.
    OD universal one thing, add decent ID...... that a new animal needed.
    For new I would expect to spend 100K and way up for any respectable size.
    What do you need to do with it and why buying it?
    Bob
    Hey Bob,
    A maximum diameter capacity of 12-14", and definitely a ID spindle, not very long 24" working length is all I need. I need to hold +/-.0001 on diameter.

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    This looks decent but has a swing around ID. I like a drop down because less set-up time.
    Also think this machine may not have bump and tarry, agree one can bump and tarry by hand..
    Most good grinders have a pick cross feed of .0001 or less.

    XLNT 10" x 27" JONES AND SHIPMAN MODEL 1300 OD GRINDER WITH SWING AROUND I.D., | eBay

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    Could you explain what you mean by "bump and tarry".
    I am just beginner grinder.

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