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Hand Grinder Used On Metal Lathe
"It's a great way to rebuild worn shafts," says Clifford LaGesse, Bloomer, Wis., who rigged up a jig to mount his hand-held grinder on his metal lathe in place of a conventional die.
"We got the idea as a way to repair shafts that have worn down due to a failed bearing. It seems like we're always re-pairing shafts on augers, blowers and other equipment. In the past we built the worn area back up by brazing it and then used the lathe to smooth out the worn spot. By using the grinder in place of a conventional die, we can weld up the worn areas and grind them back down smooth making a repair that lasts much longer," explains LaGesse.
To mount the grinder on the lathe, LaGesse bolted it to a 5/16 by 1 1/2-in. wide steel bar which simply mounts in place of the die on the machine. He says he can control the grinder with as much accuracy as a die and it can be quickly removed for other use. He completes each shaft repair job with a hand-held file.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Clifford LaGesse, Rt. 1, Box 104, Bloomer, Wis. 54724 (ph 715 237-2224).

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1989 - Volume #13, Issue #4