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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:10 am 
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here it is. I looked at it yesterday. I believe it not to be hydraulic. the guy said that he lowered it when he brought it home and never fooled with it since. everything moves fine. not sure if I want to take on the rebuild. its not too far from me. about 20 minutes.. I need a surface grinder but is this one a good one?

http://muncie.craigslist.org/tls/3814053010.html


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 11:14 am 
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I'd say keep looking.

It looks pretty tired and neglected, and a decent mag chuck added to that price will bring it up to where you could find something complete that is a lot newer and nicer for about the same money.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 2:38 pm 
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It also appears that G&L uses a 4.5" taper per foot wheel adapter, rather than the more common 3.00" taper per foot adapters that many other small surface grinders use.

May or may not be a factor.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 3:30 pm 
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I have never seen one like it before. With that said it looks like a knee mill with a grinding head on it. I wonder about table rock in the knee when moving the table back and forth. This may cause the work on longer parts to have a slight banana shape when checked on a granite surface plate. I would tend to shy away from it just because of the way it's built.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:24 pm 
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I did just that, I ran after further investigation!! thanks for the help guy


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