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Cabo No. 2 Tool & Cutter Grinder

A catalogue-come-handbook is available for the Cabo


Appearing, at a glance, to be a typical hand-operated surface grinder of the type made by Capco, and Eagle, the Cabo was an altogether different and rather cleverly designed machine. Carried on top of a floor-standing cast-iron column was a head unit able to be turned through 360 horizontally and carrying two spindle: the first was fixed in the horizontal position - and so able to maintain a precise relationship with the table - whilst the second was carried in a housing able to be swivelled through 360. At the other end of the casting, and locked so that it swivelled with the second head, was a 2-speed 3-phase motor, fitted with a flat-belt pulley, carried on a slide-in-and-out column. Needless to say, in order to drive the two spindles, separate belts had to be mounted. Fitted with the standard pulleys speeds of 4000 and 8000 r.p.m were provided and, with optional larger diameter ones intended for smaller work and internal grinding, 8,000 and 16,000 r.p.m. The electrical system was neatly built-in with the remote controls and fuses carried in a locker on the left-hand face of the stand. Switches were fitted on a plate at the front of the machine clamped to the top section of the casting that carried the table elevation screw. Three buttons were provided:  that on the left controlling the powered universal head, the middle operating a no-volt safety release contactor for the main motor and that on the right used to switch on either an electromagnetic chuck or the lamp.
Able to be moved through 450 mm horizontally on roller-chain SKF bearings, 130 mm in traverse on ball bearings and elevated by a worn drive through 200 mm the 170 x 690 mm table was hand-driven and able to mount an auxiliary 115 x 550 mm table that swivelled about its vertical axis.
A wide range of accessories was offered including: a table-mounted swivel-base head, intended for cylindrical work, fitted with a 1400 r.p.m. 0.1 h.p. motor; tailstocks with fixed and moveable spindles; a plain dividing head with interchangeable index plates; a bed-mounted raiser block with a single, central T-slot;  a special attachment to grind disc cutters; double-swivel machine vices; magnetic chuck; special, finely-made 3-jaw chucks able to run at up to 20,000 r.p.m.; a dust extraction unit, and various arbors, distance pieces and faceplates, etc..

Grinding the end of a lathe turning tool

Cylindrical grinding using the auxiliary powered head

The indexing head being used to hold a side-and-face cutter with alternated teeth




Grinding a the relief on a slab cutter

Grinding a machine reamer

Grinding a twist drill


A catalogue-come-handbook is available for the Cabo

Cabo No. 2 Tool & Cutter Grinder
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