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New Fancy Grinder!

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Velzey, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Well its new to me! Its a Boyar Schultz from about 1950. Even though its old, this thing is as smooth as it was when it was new!

    What is it? It's a surface grinder! what's that for? well you see the nice finish on 1911 frames, and slides, S&W hammers, trigger, etc etc.....this machine is the grinder puts the super nice ground finish on all things metal!
    Oh and it runs so smooth!

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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Always wanted one when I was making pocket knives. Got to use a friends a few times.
     
  3. thirtycal

    thirtycal Camas, WA Active Member

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    It's also what puts 'correct' lightening cuts in milled AK-47 receivers. Unfortunately, since most mfg'ers who are CNC'ing milled AK-47 receivers doesn't care about authenticity, they just mill out the lightening cut, and it looks totally wrong. The only way to get that 'scooped out' look is to use a surface grinder.

    Wish I had one. Good find!

    Thirtycal
     
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  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    You are correct Thirtycal! It would make very nice lightning cuts! If you ever need to use the grinder just send me a PM, I will share!
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I remember working one of these in school. The hand movements to operate it are something you never forget. :)
     
  6. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Just curious, what did that cost you?
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Right around $600 with that magnet... Which makes it a super deal since just the magnet would cost me about $1100 if I would have to buy it alone.
     
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