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Offline dynodave

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Peerless Grinder
« on: February 24, 2013, 06:50:26 pm »
When My friend sold me his Husky 298XP he threw in his (inherited) dad's old saw chain grinder as part of the deal. $200 for the pair. He never bothered to set it up and get it going. The 298XP...well he never ran it after the day he bought it 15 years ago.
I think the grinder was the better part of the deal...the saw I find was not a cream puff by looks of the piston.

I have found so little info and references to other peerless machines, so far only 3 others on the internet and 2 were equipment auctions sold in the last couple years .  Yet I am very impressed by this grinder. Which is the most complete and looks like it may function once I clean it all up. I has nice castings and would appear to be a real nice machine in its day. You can find a few references to it in 1959 Popular Mechanics magazines. The electric motor has a number on it, 7008 that may mean 1970, week08  as the build date.

I was very pleasantly surprised to find this machine referenced in a patent which described in detail the how and why this machine operates. You can see a picture here......

I found some grinding wheels 3/16"(3/8", .404") and 1/8" (1/4",  .325", and 3/8"LP) At which called out the correct 3/4' arbor stones. The old one was a type 12 dished pink wheel on an adaptor bush, to make the 1-1/4" arbor pink wheel work. I don't really see how he got it to work that way???

Any one else heard of these?

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Re: Peerless Grinder
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2013, 07:14:51 pm »
Heard of but never seen one.

Get a good wheel on it and match up to a chain mounted in the vice?

Your best operational bet is to look all you can at (EVEN OTHER) grinders and their instructions.

You will eventually feel at home with your Peerless. Grind some old worn out chains first.

You are going to need a dressing stone too to round off the edge of the wheel. You will find this out reading instructions and watching You Tube videos of other brands.

Once you get it set up, there will be few changes for each chain. It might possibly be pretty lose already? You will be the expert.

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