Jones and Shipman 540. Getting it going for the first time.

  1. Tilly819 Member

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    Hi all,

    I've had a Jones and shipman 540 sat in the corner of my workshop for about 18 months now. Yesterday I finally got it going for the first time. Hope you enjoy the video and if you have any tips on running one of these machines I would love to hear them as i'm a total beginner.
    Cheers,
    Tilly
     
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  2. chris pruteanu Member

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    Nice machine to have in a decent size workshop! So jealous!!!
     
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  3. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    Have the diamond more to the left between 7 and 8 o-clock so you don't grind the tip down flat then you can rotate it a bit for every time you dress the wheel or you'll be buying new dressing diamonds too often. Or make a block that holds it at an angle to prevent it being jammed into the wheel if it lifts off the table because you set the base down on some grit or mess up and take too heavy a cut with the diamond. Also makes it easy to turn the dressing diamond so you're not dressing with a blunt diamond.

    I used to have your missing trip lever kicking around but I'm sure I threw it out. I'll have a look.

    Check the oil level in the wheel head. You have a terrible finish even with the dressed wheel. The plain bearing spindle relies on the oi level being good enough to splash it up into the well so it can run down and soak the felts.
     
  4. WorkshopChris

    WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    I do wonder how much of that poor finish is down to a course weel and a very heavy pass, especially for dry grinding without coolant.
     
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  5. ronan

    ronan Member

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    Another thing to do is let the machine run for 20 mins before you use it. Start the grinding wheel running toget a bit of heat in it, and have the hydraulic pump running to allow oil get around the machine and the slideways.
     
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  6. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I’ve just been offered a 540 for £350
     
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  7. imagedude Member

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    I'd bite their hand off...
     
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  8. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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    Up to their elbow
     
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  9. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    Depends what type it is and how much wear. I paid less than that for one that I ended up taking a sledge hammer to.
     
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  10. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    Great video, very interesting.
     
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  11. ronan

    ronan Member

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    Bits for them are hard to get, you should have parted it out, and broke up what was left. You might even have made a few bob.
     
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  12. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I wouldn’t even know what I’m looking at to be honest mate hence why I was hesitant. It’s not going anywhere, know the guy well.
     
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  13. ronan

    ronan Member

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    Its worth a punt for that money, you'd have no problem moving it on.
     
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  14. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    I've just spent the evening watching nearly all of @Tilly819 vids on YouTube, great stuff.
     
  15. Farside

    Farside Badly Welded Man

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    Yet another machine I must have.
    Not that I'll ever use it, mind.
     
  16. ronan

    ronan Member

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    I have been in workshops that have a lot of machinery in them, and usually in the corner is a surface grinder, that gets used rarely. But sometimes its the only machine for the job you want to do. I bought some circlips a few weeks back for a gearbox, they were 0.10 mm too thick for the cuts in the shafts, a surface grinder was the only machine for that job.
     
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