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Manufactured/Badged by:
Kindt-Collins Co.
Cleveland, OH; Lakewood, OH

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Sander
Machine Size: 24"
Submitted By: Jeff Singleton
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Master R1 disc sander
Date of Manufacturer: 1951
Serial Number:
Last Updated 1/25/2007 12:00:00 AM

This Master disc sander came out of a Cleveland, OH patternshop. It was made in 1951 by Kindt-Collins. It was green when I bought it and the bearing grease had gotten hard from lack of use. I tore it down to nuts and bolts and proceded to restore it. This is the first type of R from K-C. It has Timken tapered roller bearings in Link-Belt races on the disc spindle and they were very stiff. I got the spindle out of the machine and took it to a bearing dist. near by. They pulled the bearing off that I could not. I ask for a price for new bearings and the gentleman looked them over and said to drop them in a can of kerosene for a couple days and they would be as good as new. He said a new set would be $1800 because of the Link-Belt casting and that they were considered precision bearings, I ask for the nearest place to buy kerosene. The first R's used a cast iron weight in the base to counter the table so it would go up and down easy. The newer R's used coil springs instead of a cast iron weight. The table was reground for $40, which I thought was a good price. This one has a permenant spot in the shop. The patternshop I worked at had three 24" R's and two States. The Masters ran most of the day and the State's not so much.

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Comments: Front view
Source: Sony W1, myself
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Comments: view showing back with cover removed so you can see the cast iron weight and spindle bearing casting
Source: same as above
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