Lemme tellya--you pay one way or t'other....
Setting up used machinery is one *gigantic* pita, bruhs...
But, the Harig people are real swell, manuals are coming, etc.
But here's my current concern.
I seem to remember the x-travel (hand wheel) on a manual Kent as
silky-smooth. IIRC, you could spin that wheel on its own (and the table's)
momentum for a few revolutions.
With this Harig 6x12, not only can it not do this, I can quite "feel" the
motion w/ my hand on the platter--sorta rough-ish--seems to arise from the
A dial indicator does not show any jumping, if that's any, uh, indication.
The machine is not yet under power, and it does have a motorized lube pump,
altho I don't think, from looking at the ways, that this pump makes the
table "float" on oil, as the oil holes are only in one central spot. But
might it nevertheless be smoother w/ the lube pump on?
I just put motor oil on for now, to make it slick for testing purposes.
The ways are chromed, w/ a sort of dimpled finish you see on BP chromed
ways, altho the mating ways on the table itself are mirror-smooth.
Anyway, I can in the near future access the above Kent, for comparison, but
I wonder if different manual surface grinders just have different actions,
whilst still giving good accurate results.
I did expect the action in X to feel a little smoother, tho.
Yeah, I sorta bought a pig in a poke... sumpn I gotta stop doin--faith just
ain't cuttin it no more.
formerly Droll Troll
- posted 16 years ago