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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2012, 11:45:42 pm »
Keep on the look out for a used grinder. There have been a lot of old swing arms to go in the $200+ area in recent times. They are actually pretty simple devices with the only sophisticated parts being the main frame and arm castings and you can often get the parts to fix them locally or even have a local machinist make you a part.

I wasn't actually looking very hard for the one I have. My grinder was listed on "the bay" and didn't sell - when the owner mentioned, on here, that he wanted to sell it and here is the Silvey swing arm grinder - all refurbished.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2012, 06:30:01 pm »
Very nice presentation 660magnum.   It is great reading and full of lots of good information.  I would like to have a square grinder but I am not up for the kind of money it takes.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2012, 06:49:18 pm »
I hate it when these things show up right with the holidays and you have spent your limit.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2012, 07:55:20 pm »
I hate it when these things show up right with the holidays and you have spent your limit.

I seen that the other day. I really don't need it but it would look good between my RZ II and a silvey 600 round grinder. :D

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2012, 08:08:30 pm »
I hate it when these things show up right with the holidays and you have spent your limit.

I think that is why a lot of stuff goes up for sale.

 I mean dang guys are unloading the saws left and right. Some people must really be hurting out there IMO.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2012, 08:31:36 pm »
I hate it when these things show up right with the holidays and you have spent your limit.

I seen that the other day. I really don't need it but it would look good between my RZ II and a silvey 600 round grinder. :D

A couple years ago you had a new Silvey Swing Arm?
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2012, 08:49:30 pm »
I sold the swing arm and got a RZ II. I liked the swing arm for the simplicity and how quick to sharpen work chain. I wouldn't mind having one to do work chain on with the RZ for trying to make fast chains.

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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2012, 09:01:14 pm »
Using my swing arm, I consider it could really work great doing the same work chain angles all the time.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2012, 10:30:08 pm »
The setup is quicker on the swing arm. The dual chain holders is a pain to get them perfectly aligned so both sides are exactly the same. I had to get an angle finder to do it.
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Re: Square Grinders
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2013, 04:35:19 am »
I seen that the other day. I really don't need it but it would look good between my RZ II and a silvey 600 round grinder. :D

Must be nice.  Maybe one of these days the right time and place I will get one.
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