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Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Max, swing with/without guard
Max. travel of wheel slide
Maximum grinding travel
Swing over slide
Dia. of spindle hole
Type & description of spindle
Chucks, guards, coolant pump, auto. facing attach., steadyrest, pulunge grinding, cross-sliding head, extended bridge, sizing indicators, cam grinding attach.
*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.