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    Default Thompson Model F Surface Grinder- Need Auccurate Weight

    I'm looking at a Thompson 6x18 Model F surface grinder, early 40's as it has a war production board tag, and need to know a reasonably accurate weight. I see some manuals for sale on ebay, but I need to know asap so I can make a decision, and figure out what to use to haul it. So if any of you guys have a manual and could look that up real quick, it surely would be appreciated!
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    I've looked at vintage machinery, not much there for Thompsons, and what is there does not list weights. According to seller it has an 8 x 18 mag chuck, yet in pics it appears actual table surface is longer, so it might be an 8 x 24. Seller thinks it weighs about 3000 lbs, not sure if that is accurate, or high/low.

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    I saw this achived ad for a 2F

    Thompson 2F 8" x 24" Hydraulic Surface Grinder

    says 5500lbs but I don't know if a model F is smaller. A vintage machine like your is going to be susbtantial

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    Thanks Tray!

    I'm not sure what the differences are in a Model F vs a 2F, found a couple threads on PM where they were discussed,with weights mentioned range from 3800 to 4800 lbs, but that is for the 2F. Looking at pics the F looks a little smaller, but guesstimating weight from a pic never works from my experience.

    I guess if I get it I'll just take the big trailer, towing it sucks but its better than making 2 trips.


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