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Old 05-13-2010, 12:18 PM
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Sioux Valve Grinding machine

My machinist has a spare sioux valve grinding machine. He offered to sell it to me for $500. Is this a good price? I never looked into them before. Its a very old unit. Ill try to get the model number for it. Its something like this but not exactly http://xlforum.net/pp_classified/dat...ve_grinder.JPG He said the model number is 12

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Old 05-13-2010, 02:17 PM
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That's a tough old tool. I'm sure someone will have an idea of the value, but I don't. I'm guessing if it was taken care of, and it's tight, no reason that - once the stones are sorted out/checked and corrected/dressed as needed- you couldn't grind you a PILE of valves. And all those angles and backcuts that you could do and experiment with, at your leisure... lol

How many do you do in a year? That'll answer the "Do I need it?" question. But it would be a cool addition.
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right now i did 4 sets last year and plan to do more and more.
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right now i did 4 sets last year and plan to do more and more.
Gotta start somewhere, right?

I could be wrong, but that seems like quite a bit for that old of a tool, dirty from disuse, etc. Be sure it checks out, hit craigs to see if there's anything to compare it to, price-wise. I'd bargain w/him some, see what else he can throw in, maybe a little less cabbage, etc., in ANY event!
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:10 PM
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Check e-bay motors.
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PS I tried drilling the crack as you suggested, it sounds OK, but I find myself avoiding hard hits by going to another cymbal, so I'm going to buy a new one, have you seen the prices lately.
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I find myself avoiding hard hits
None of my business, but this might make a good 'sizzle' cymbal, if the rivets were put in- they usually don't get slammed... lol
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Alright I got the numbers off the machine today

machine # 650
Serial # 33001

Can anyone tell me approx what the value of this machine is. Thanks!
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Hi,
On this form it reads "abut $650.

"Around here a combination of a good Sioux valve grinder and valve seat grinder with stones and mandrels usually goes for about 650."
Rich

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/a.../t-424293.html

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Where could I buy the drill, stones, and pilots to do the seats?
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