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Bench top surface grinder

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Andy Brocklehurst19/10/2020 08:10:49
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I know they’re as rare as hens teeth but I’ve been looking for a small bench top SG for the last couple of years.
I haven’t got the room or need for a full size one but I have seen in the past small SG that watch makers and other people that make small parts would use.

Apart from on line auction sites are there any machinery dealers I might be lucky and find one?

Phil P19/10/2020 08:36:44
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Hi Andy

My Union tool & cutter grinder works reasonably well as a surface grinder for the few odd jobs that I need to do.

Unfortunately they are not that easy to find second hand, but hey do turn up now and again. I made a bespoke head for mine so I could run the wheels at a faster speed, and it also fits the cross slide of the Myford if I need to do cylindrical grinding.


This shows it grinding accurate angles on the segments of my model mill engine flywheel.

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This shows it set up on the lathe, it would obviously not be used without some protection from the grinding dust.

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Andy Brocklehurst19/10/2020 08:50:11
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That looks a beauty Phil, like you say they don’t come up for sale very often.

Roderick Jenkins19/10/2020 09:38:30
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The Stent tool and cutter grinder has a lever operated table so may act as a small surface grinder. Castings are available from Blackgates. **LINK**


peak419/10/2020 12:29:15
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Andy, check out the classifieds on Tony's site

"UNION Tool & Cutter grinder for bench mounting; in good condition. £225"


Andy Brocklehurst20/10/2020 08:44:42
12 forum posts

Thanks folks.

Phil P20/10/2020 08:48:33
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If you manage to find a Union, I have a fair bit of information and instructions etc.


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