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  • #31

    Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

    Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

    Have just seen this sagar sander on uk ebay which shows alot of the same design as the wadkin, clearly a older machine than the wadkin but I really like this machine.

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    It is also interesting the position of the top joky wheel which sagar put at a more central postion on the sander,for what reason I don't know, also the water full seems to be missing its table of course if it ever had one, anyone got any other pictures of the sagar would love to see.
    Last edited by furnman; 03-02-2014, 12:50 PM.
    Thanks Mark


    British Machines

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    • #32

      Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

      Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

      550 pounds? I would be all over that Mark.
      Mike

      Wadkin blockhead

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      • #33

        Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

        Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

        Hi Mike, I am tempted but have put my self under a strict no more machinery buying at the moment, I think this is a really nice machine but its big and you will need alot of space, very few fully cast pad sanders left . I would love to get rid of my bursgreen pad sander for this one, thinking about that , emmm
        Thanks Mark


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        • #34

          Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

          Have some jobs in the near future that will require lots of sanding so I decided it was time to finally get the GZ back together. Started with a hand scrape and brush to pull all the loose paint off the base. Almost the entire top peeled easy.

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          Seen as the top peeled so easy I suspected the underside may have issues, so I slipped the camera underside, and this confirmed something should be done asap.



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          Mike

          Wadkin blockhead

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          • #35

            Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

            The base is actually 5/16" steel and not cast. At 10'6" long and 28" inches wide, I guessed it would be over 500 lbs. So I built a cradle before rolling it over using the chain hoist. That way it would be stable on the cart while I worked on the underside.
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            Having a hoist makes all the heavy lifting easy, gradual and slow.


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            Once rolled over I took it outside for a clean up with a wire wheel on the buffer

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            Mike

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            • #36

              Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

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              The underside only had surface rust and cleaned up easier than the top. Wire brush wheel and hand sanding. Clean off the dust and ready for paint.

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              Had a can of red on hand.

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              Rolled it back upright on the chain block, taped off the machined surfaces and gave the top a good coat.

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              Last edited by M.McKenna; 02-19-2018, 09:21 AM.
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              Mike

              Wadkin blockhead

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              • #37

                Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

                Off to a good start Mike, it will not be so easy to manoeuvre once it is reassembled.
                Rob

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                • #38

                  Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

                  Thanks Rob.

                  At six foot tall with a narrow foot, even moving it with a pallet jack or two will be a challenge.
                  Mike

                  Wadkin blockhead

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                  • #39

                    Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

                    Be easier maybe if you slip a movers dolly under each end but quite top heavy when all together. Get the fire dept to stop by when ready to move it into place. LOL
                    Erik

                    Canada's Island Paradise - Prince Edward Island

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                    • #40

                      Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

                      Looking good Mike.
                      Mike @ Buck Lake

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                      • #41

                        Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

                        Great stuff mike, looking good. We call them pad sanders over here, just love these machines and always fancied a wadkin one but rare over here. Looking forward to seeing it running.
                        Thanks Mark


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                        • #42

                          Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

                          Great scoop Mike. Are you trying to out-Mark Mark with the speed of your resto? Looking good.

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                          • #43

                            Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

                            Erik the puzzle of handling and moving the various parts is the fun part. The bigger they are the more you have to be sure you don't loose control and find yourself in a bad spot. I find myself using the chain block more and more. I have been considering some heavy dollies for each end rather than pallet jacks.

                            Paul, not sure I would call this a resto. Its more like basic maintenance before reassembly. Its a huge machine and I haven't got time to take it down to bits. If it affects basic function then I will deal with it. It will need to be running in a month or less.. to be useful on the next shop job.Just could not see getting the underside painted for quite a while if it was all reassembled so decided to get er done now. Who knows it may be another 60 years before the next guy does the same. I just wanted to make sure the foundation was solid before getting it all back together. It would have been easy to weld in any repair at this point but proved not to be required.

                            Not sure what you mean by speed, I have had this one for almost 4 years waiting to be put to work. The advantage of storing them in a dry place indoors, and under cover is there is very little degrade while waiting to be put back to work.
                            Last edited by M.McKenna; 02-20-2018, 05:26 AM.
                            Mike

                            Wadkin blockhead

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                            • #44

                              Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

                              What r u going to be testing it out on mike ? Doors? Table slabs? . Whatever u have going? I'm sure it'll slay it for ya.

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                              • #45

                                Re: Wadkin GZ Stroke Sander

                                Sorry, Didn't see the date stamp when I opened this. You have had this for a while alright, but in my defense, you were painting the base 5 minutes after I started reading.

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