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Andy Pullen

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Hi All,
At the same sale that I purchased my Sanford grinder from 2 months ago; I scored a number of other items. The photos are of an Anton adjustable angle magnetic transfer block. Being a tool and die shop, I think, it's something that would be on a shelf as needed tooling.... I've personally never seen one like this. I don't see any way to adjust the angle. I did find a website for Anton Tools, but I've gotten no answer from them via email and the phone went to voice mail after a number of rings. The website showed an adjustable vee block but nothing like this. The part that rotates is frozen and I really don't want to beat on it to get it to move. Any ideas? Thanks!
 

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Can you pull or push the pins out? It could be a custom made piece for a specific job.
 

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The holes for the pins don't go all the way through. I haven't tried to hard to pull them.

Yeah...I could be purpose built for something.
 

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You could try using a long bar over and under the pins to rotate it, or drill two holes in a piece of flat stock to fit the pins. I'd try soaking it in some penetrating oil first. Looks like it could be handy. Mike
 

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You could try using a long bar over and under the pins to rotate it, or drill two holes in a piece of flat stock to fit the pins. I'd try soaking it in some penetrating oil first. Looks like it could be handy. Mike
I've been squirting Kroil on it since I got it. I'll try that. Thanks!
 

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Don't take the pins out! THey are for a sin bar so you can set a precision angle! OMG what a find!
 

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Don't take the pins out! THey are for a sin bar so you can set a precision angle! OMG what a find!
Thanks! I wasn't planning on it.
I've not done too much grinding in my 35 years in the trade. As a result, I've never used one of these tools. I couldn't pass it up for what it cost. I also picked up a sine bar at the same sale.
You will all be severely ****** at me if I told you what I paid for them....
 

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As far as taking it apart, I was able to find this picture:
antonb.jpg
Source: http://www.lostcreekmachine.com/surface_grinders.htm
Scroll down toward the bottom, and it is the first item listed for sale under magnetic transfer blocks.

It doesn't look like there is anything mechanically holding it together.
Dried/hardened grease/coolant/schmoo might be gluing it together. Or maybe it has become magnetized?

I'm not sure, but I wanted to pass along the picture in case it helps.
 

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WOW! 5$ not a sale, not stealing - you've invented a whole new category for dealing - I only wish there was a term for it!

It should be held together with residual magnetism. that is good... Prevents swarf from getting in...

-- and now you know how to set an angle. You can use an angle block, or a sin bar to create the angle. You can re-calibrate it with a parallel under the pins and taking a skim pass. I haven't seen one in 20 years but it is a fantastic accessory to your grinder. I bought a 2 axis magnetic sine plate last year so I'm good, but that is a very useful piece of equipment....
 
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