Mag Chuck Uses

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Mag Chuck Uses

Post by ctwo » Thu May 19, 2022 10:26 am

Besides the obvious use on a surface grinder, what other uses can we find for a mag chuck? I've seen them used on mills and lathes before, for light work. I was also thinking it would make a sorta so-so surface plate on the work bench.

Looks like I'll have an extra 5x10 that I might try to sell if I don't find it handy for anything.
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Re: Mag Chuck Uses

Post by Bill Shields » Thu May 19, 2022 1:58 pm

Hmmm...a magnetic surface plate...not sure many of my measuring instruments would care for that.
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Re: Mag Chuck Uses

Post by GlennW » Thu May 19, 2022 7:19 pm

ctwo wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 10:26 am
Looks like I'll have an extra 5x10 ...
Looks like the perfect excuse to buy another surface grinder!
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Re: Mag Chuck Uses

Post by ctwo » Fri May 20, 2022 3:38 pm

Well, yeah, sure, another grinder. I'm about ready for one. I heard they come in automatic. That sure sounds more appealing than I would have expected... I don't think I can find one like that to fit that mag chuck though.
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Re: Mag Chuck Uses

Post by jwmelvin » Sat May 21, 2022 9:38 am

ctwo wrote:I heard they come in automatic. That sure sounds more appealing than I would have expected.
I had the exact same experience. The first time using the Toolmaker, I realized the tedium of a manual grinder. I’m currently setting up a 6x18 Micromaster that has automatic longitudinal and cross feeds.

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