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I'm in need of a grinder for sharpening my cutters, is there any out there on the secondhand market? I would be pleased if anyone could help me with this or give me any advice on these machines. :shock:

 

Kindest Regards, Woody.

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Just be careful what you buy Woody. We have recently had some information from the EU suggesting that because of the high risk, in their opinion, of shattering the small grindstones, we could be held responsible.

 

We have therefore taken a commercial decision to not offer cutter sharpening on our machines. The directive states that the cutter grinder should be 90% enclosed which would make it almost impossible to use!!

 

I know there are solutions out there so you may get lucky. We just offer new cutters to lessen the risk.

 

Keith

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Sorry I was trawling the old threads.

When I took over the business as manager we used to sharpen our own cutters in house, (Gravograph grinder) we no longer do this so the machine is just gathering dust on a shelf. Was at Trophex and mentioned it to one of the big companies there (Mastergrave or Suregrave not sure) and they said it was a business in its self and that if I did not want it , to sell it on (new price was £1200 as per my insurance list). I have a photo but not sure how to display it.

I also have an old panto graph engraver that might be of some use.

 

Any interest on here??

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information from the EU suggesting that because of the high risk, in their opinion, of shattering the small grindstones

 

The directive states that the cutter grinder should be 90% enclosed which would make it almost impossible to use!!

 

 

biggest load of tosh I've heard from those in the EU for a while.

 

I just done some numbers on the calculator and i reckon I must have sharpened at least 25,000 cutters in my career on old grindstones 90% "exposed" without one single incident. not to mention sharpening blades, scissors etc. I still have all my fingers and eyes and have never witnessed a grindstone shattering. high risk my arse.

 

I do however have a really nice scar on my forehead. but that was from an air compressor blow gun, when it shot off the hose while I was looking at it wondering what the hissing noise was. :smt095

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Sorry I was trawling the old threads.

When I took over the business as manager we used to sharpen our own cutters in house, (Gravograph grinder) we no longer do this so the machine is just gathering dust on a shelf. Was at Trophex and mentioned it to one of the big companies there (Mastergrave or Suregrave not sure) and they said it was a business in its self and that if I did not want it , to sell it on (new price was £1200 as per my insurance list). I have a photo but not sure how to display it.

I also have an old panto graph engraver that might be of some use.

 

Any interest on here??

 

hi, i managed to pick up a second hand gravo sharpener in good condition from ebay, had the right size collet and good diamond wheel. picked it up for about £400,

i know i could have a lot of cutters sharpend for that amount but its conveniance as much as anything to be able to sharpen my own as and when.

so maybe ebay would sell it for you or you could try the "items for sale" section. i had lots of interest when i advertised some stuff on there.

 

woody

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