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GreatOldOne

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I recently won an S0 on eBay, and I’m in the process of restoring it. If anyone can share any handy hints on its operation that aren’t covered in the manual (which I downloaded from the internet as a PDF), I’d appreciate it. For example, I know that I can sharpen the tips of end mills, like Stefan Gotteswinter does on his S0 clone:

http://gtwr.de/shop/pro_singlelipcuttergrinder/index.html

And I’ve heard that it’s possible to regrind drill bits as well, but haven’t seen any examples of this... so if you know the ins and outs, please let me know. :)

I’d also like to get hold of some metric collets... the ones that I received with it are all imperial, bar a single 12mm one.

https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/restoring-a-deckel-s0-tool-cutter-grinder.70414/

http://neme-s.org/Shaper Books/DECKEL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.pdf

Cheers,

Jason.
 
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benmychree

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I don't understand how one could sharpen the ends of end mills with this machine, as it seems to have no way to tilt the workhead back to achieve clearance. My Gorton model 500 has the double slide so that it can form radiused cutter ends as the one pictured does, but also the head tilts back for end clearance. I also have a Gorton model 265 that just forms conical points, and does not have the dovetail slides or back tilting capability. With the standard workhead in it, I was unable to get free cutting points, going by the instruction book's method, I finally modified it to make the clearance setting adjustable. Different point angles require different clearance settings to cut freely.
 

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I see now that the tilt capability is underneath the workhead; on the Gorton machine, it is up on top of the workhead, but functions in roughly the same manner, its axis of rotation is on its centerline and it has a graduated dial in degrees right on top where it is easy to see.
 

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I bought an SO for cheap a few years back. I thought I could sharpen endmills with it. I restored it and it came out very nice. I was able to sell it to another guy for a enough to purchase a used Cuttermaster. Now I have a real endmill sharpener. It Cuttermaster does an amazing job on endmills, drill bits, etc.

Randy
 
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