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    Spiropoint Drill Sharpener, LM-1000

    Philabuster. It was good to meet you as well. I hope the machine serves you (and texasgeartrain) well.
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    Spiropoint Drill Sharpener, LM-1000

    Phil. Thank you. That works for me. I will contact you with details through the "conversations" link.
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    Spiropoint Drill Sharpener, LM-1000

    texasgeartrain. Thank you for your offer. Yes, I can hold this until June. Please contact me through the "conversations" link to give me a general idea of the date(s) you will be in Phoenix and any other details that might be important.
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    Spiropoint Drill Sharpener, LM-1000

    eKretz. I don't have any experience shipping large items. Perhaps with some help, we could arrange it though.
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    Spiropoint Drill Sharpener, LM-1000

    Texasgeartrain, thanks for the links to the manuals. I also have a photocopy of the manual but, surprisingly, the weight does not seem to be noted or I'm not finding it. I can tell you that I was able to bring this to my shop in my pickup truck and unload it by myself (I don't recall the...
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    Spiropoint Drill Sharpener, LM-1000

    Thanks for the discussion on this. I've owned this tool many years but haven't used it. I've reduced the price to $750 and I need to remove it from my shop (I need the room) so please make offers if you're interested. Thank you.
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    Spiropoint Drill Sharpener, LM-1000

    I have a Spiropoint Drill Sharpener, model LM-1000 I'd like to sell. It's very clean and in good condition with a complete set of tooling. Also included is the red toolbox shown in the pictures along with 34 new and 10 used grind wheels and a couple other details used with the machine. This is...
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    Questions on Hyd-Mech DM-6 Double Miter Band Saw

    All: Thank you for your responses. These are very helpful.
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    Questions on Hyd-Mech DM-6 Double Miter Band Saw

    I just completed the rebuild of a used Hyd-Mech DM-6 bandsaw I purchased about 1 year ago. I'm impressed with the design and construction of the saw. When I purchased the saw, it was very rusty but complete the exception of the chip brush assembly which was missing entirely. The previous...
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    Bridgeport and Textron Question

    JR: Thanks for the additional info. You're right. The machine does have a tag riveted to the right side of the frond face of the knee. The tag was difficult to read, but with the info you provided, I can see that it reads "Poeton Tibon, Hard Chrome, Slide Ways". It's entirely possible that...
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    Bridgeport and Textron Question

    Thanks. Your recommendation makes sense. My plan is to use it in a home shop and possibly for small jobs.
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    Bridgeport and Textron Question

    I believe it's a Textron because the machine has a large Textron nameplate riveted to the left side (as you face the machine). The additional slots are not full T-slots. I referred top them as coolant slots because they appear to be used to catch and direct coolant to the cavities on each end...
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    Bridgeport and Textron Question

    Bridgeport Textron Question I own two Bridgeport mills with 2J heads. One is a Textron built in 1981 and the other is an older Bridgeport built in 1977. The backlash in both units is the same and runs ~.050 in the longitudinal direction and ~0.20 in the cross-feed direction. Both machines...
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    Bridgeport Varispeed Question

    John. Thanks for the input. It's good to know a rebuild will function well, even with slightly worn parts. I will probably take the OD of the shaft down since it looks like that will take only 10 mils off it. You make a good point that the Bridgeport bushings will function at a smaller...
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    Bridgeport Varispeed Question

    Michael. Thanks for the recommendation.
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    Bridgeport Varispeed Question

    I have a used Bridgeport mill with the 2J head that has a worn-out 2hp varispeed drive. Both the motor shaft OD and varidisc ID are worn out. It looks like it was run long after the delrin bushings failed. I know the motor shaft OD should be 1.179 but it's as much as 10 mils undersized in the...
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    Bijur Mist Cooing Unit

    Denis: Thanks for this recommendation. This sounds like a safe material. I will check it out. Brian
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    Bijur Mist Cooing Unit

    A purchased a used Spiropoint drill sharpener which came with an attached Bijur mist coolant unit. It appears that the Bijur nit was left idle with coolant in it for some time causing a lot of aluminum corrosion and several plugged passages. It's been completely cleaned and seems to work well...
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    Spiropoint Drill Sharpener

    Thanks Bill...that's interesting and also good to know; I will use your method. On a slightly different topic, you mentioned centering the wheel. On my machine, the wheel is mounted inside a large nylon collet which is closed by tightening a larger threaded cap around the collet. This is...
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    Spiropoint Drill Sharpener

    Jaxian. Yes you correct....this fixture is important. I do have one and have been using it to setup the machine and set the diamond nib position. However, if you sharpen drills without the wheel radius and you do not modified the wheel OD, you do not need this fixture to set the nib. Bill...
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