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Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Maximum swing over table
Nominal distance between centers
Degrees of wheelhead swivel (if applicable)
Table swivel (if applicable)
Headstock spindle speeds
Table traverse speeds
HS & TS centers taper
Maximum wheel size


Internal attach., live/dead headstock, wheel dresser, dividing head, back rest, center rest, hand or auto. infeed attach., center grinding fixture, cam grinding attach., coolant system, wheel guard, chuck-size


*This is one article in a series of How to Buy Metalworking Equipment. Each article showcases and explains a particular type of metalworking machine. They were originally published in the Metalworking Machinery Mailer published by the Tade Publishing Group.