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Offline Devon

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #120 on: May 11, 2014, 10:09:03 am »
The only thing that I dislike about Simington swing arm grinders is that the chain holder is made from high density plastic.  Time, heat & oil will eventually cause the chain holder to distort to the point that it will no longer accept the stated chain gauge.

However, the Silvey chain holder is made of aluminum and appear to be the same dimensions.  I put one on one of my Simington grinders and it works great.  I bought the Silvey chain holder from Madsens.

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #121 on: May 11, 2014, 10:22:19 am »
I do not use the swing arm stops on my Simington grinder.    I put my magnifiers on and look at how far I grind to the corner.   I should use the stops for more consistent tooth length but I got use to not doing it.    The chains always cut good but maybe next time I will use the stops and see how the tooth length really is.
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Re: Square Grinders
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Re: Square Grinders
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #124 on: June 05, 2014, 08:48:05 pm »
I added some wing nuts to the adjustment screws.





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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #125 on: June 05, 2014, 09:09:39 pm »
For locking it in, good idea.   
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #126 on: June 05, 2014, 10:46:38 pm »
The arm travel stops are very important to me and I use them religiously.

However, some people ignore them and just keep the arm travel stops out of the way.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #127 on: June 05, 2014, 10:50:27 pm »
The arm travel stops are very important to me and I use them religiously.

However, some people ignore them and just keep the arm travel stops out of the way.

That would be me.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #128 on: June 05, 2014, 11:55:46 pm »
I have a early Silvey which is almost exactly identical to the original Simington 450. I use wing nuts like in the picture of the Simington 451C above but I put a bevel washer between the nut and the machine so I can set the wing nuts to offer some resistance to turning the stops but not lock them up.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #129 on: June 07, 2014, 09:39:20 pm »
I hope to get me another swing arm in the future. The other designs are nice but require more maintenance.

 

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