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AJAX04/10/2021 18:41:15
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I recently purchased a part-completed Kennett tool and cutter grinder. It seems to be mostly complete apart from missing a few adjustment screws / stops and a couple of tool holders. It appears to have all the paperwork and drawings so should be relatively easy to finish.

Quite by chance I have a spare Parvalux 1/6 HP 2800 RPM motor but I still need to turn a new pulley for the motor and spindle. Should I follow the original specification (presumably for a round belt) or would it be advantageous to try something else? I will of course be keeping the pulley ratio unchanged.

The grinder (or rather, box of grinder parts) came with a number of grinding wheels some of which were damaged. The obviously damaged ones have been binned but I'm also considering what to do with the others; I realise the safest option would be to bin the lot. If buying replacements, should I consider diamond wheels rather than regular abrasive wheels?

Up until last week I always sharpened lathe tools off-hand on a small bench grinder but in addition to the Kennett I also picked up another grinder fitted with a diamond wheel and the finish is incredible.

Does anyone have drawings for a wheel guard and/or suggestions of how one could be made and fitted to the Kennett?

I can post photos if anyone is interested.



John P04/10/2021 19:36:17
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The Kennet much like the Quorn grinder has about the most
useless wheel guard you could imagine ,since building
my Quorn grinder about 36 years ago although i made and
finished the guard i have never used it ,the access when
grinding tools with a guard fitted is so poor even if you do
make a guard is such that you will also most probably
never use it , invest in some face covering and protection
don't use the machine and stand in line with the wheel when running
and above all don't let anyone else use the cutter grinder .
Used sensibly the wheels will last a very long time i
still have all of the original wheels that were supplied with
the kit when i bought it .
If you intend to go the diamond wheel route Alie****ss
do several variations of nickle plated wheels which are ideal for use
on the Quorn or Kennet ,there is no point in giving the part numbers
here as they will only be removed.



Edited By John P on 04/10/2021 19:37:43

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