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    Default Taft - Peirce Grinder footprint question.

    Hi to the Forum.

    I am considering getting a new to me Surface grinder, and I'm reading that the footprint is about 46" X 46".
    Is that right ?
    Seems awfully big for a 5 X 12 table travel item.
    The one I'm looking at is cross country, & I don't want to have it arrive & find out it won't fit in the shop, much less fit where my Brown & Sharp 1927 No. 2 now sits.
    I look forward to any comments,
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    JH

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    The foot print of the old art deco no. 1 grinder is 29-1/4 x 26-3/16.

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    46" X 46". that seems about right, table is a tad over 33 and about 13" travel makes 46"

    Don't know the condition of your #2 ..but with getting the Taft come back and give report how it compares and how you like it. One thing nice about the Taft is the low down-feed hand wheel..IMHO. Your eyes don't have to go so far from the work..and I think it more comfortable not reaching up. (No I don't have a Taft. Just B&S 13, B&S #2, cinci#2 and a KO Lee for grinders and a few bench grinders and the like.) Mostly just run the Cincy for business and bid jobs at about $75 per .. other grinders, mill and lathes just for pleasure. Have had the offer for SG work but so often busy with family don't need more work.

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    Thanks for the observations.
    Called the seller to verify the actual patch it occupies on the ground.
    I can deal with the table overhang, & have the bandsaw next to it move away on wheels when necessarybut if it base is 46 X 46, I'm overcrowded.
    I'll give an update here when the seller salutes.
    Just as an interest shot, here's a photo of the inside of my current grinder when I was rebushing it.
    Interesting gear train...
    dscn6638.jpg,

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    The base is not 46x46 more like about 30, it is only 46 wide with travel included.

    *Rustytool is likely right on with QT: [The foot print of the old art deco no. 1 grinder is 29-1/4 x 26-3/16]

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustytool View Post
    The foot print of the old art deco no. 1 grinder is 29-1/4 x 26-3/16.
    LOL. You are OFF by at least 3/16"! What year is yours? My casting varies just slightly from yours.

    OP - this is very much a good measurement for you to judge with. I just measured mine.

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    Excellent news.
    Looks like I can buy this piece of industrial art & fit it in my shop....
    JH

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    Thanks again Rusty !

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    I don't have one but I do have the manual.
    Got those numbers from the manual.


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