Alisam Engineering of Lima, New York


Tool Bit Grinding Gage & Jig

Alisam Grinding Gage GG-01

GRINDING GAGE, GG-01 - Alisam Engineering's newest addition to our growing line of South Bend Lathe reproductions tools. We have faithfully reproduced the grinding gage used to check a tool's side and front clearance and tool cutting angle. Made from 16 g, 304 stainless steel (*thicker than the original to last a lifetime)!

The last original SBL one just sold for $99 on eBay! For about 1/10 the price you can have a heavier duty model with all the same functions. Comes with simple instructions with diagrams. Every machinist's chest should have one! Not just for South Bend Lathe owners. Any home shop machinist, gunsmith, steam or gas/locomotive/train model maker using any lather like Atlas, Logan, Taig, Sherline, Monarch, Hardinge, Grizzly, Emco, Enco, Prazi, LeBlond, Clausing, Boxford, Boley, Craftsman, Delta, Rockwell, Myford or any of the Chinese imports.

Only $12.99
Alisam Grinding Jig GJ-01

GRINDING JIG, GJ-01 - This tool from Alisam Engineering is a reproduction* of South Bend Lathe Works cutter bit grinding block not in production for many years. Each grinding block will come with your choice of two (2) square tool bit holders for $84.99.

Tool holders come in 5 different sizes - 3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" to fit most quality, ground, square modern tool bits! We do have a very limited supply of "blank" tool bit holders so you can modify one yourself to fit your needs. Additional tool holders are $16.99 each ... or purchase the complete set for $122.36.

*We have increased the capacity of the tool holders by adding the 1/2" square tool bit size which was not available from SBL. In doing so, we increased the overall size of the block and the diameter of the tool holders by about .19 inch. Thus our model will NOT interchange with the original.

Also comes with complete, detailed, easy instructions with cutter bit data sheet and an Allen wrench.

The ease at which a machinist can now grind very accurate compound angles on their square tool bits, cutter bits is without comparison! Place your cutter bit in the appropriate sized tool holder, rotate the center tool holder to achieve the desired side/back/top rake angle, lock set screw and grind on your grinder or belt/disc sander. The block automatically creates a 10 degree clearance angle just like the original (but may be placed flat to achieve a small degree of front clearance).

quotation Thought I had better get around to letting you know I received the grinding jig last week. Excellent!
I hope you sell tons of these. Anyone with a lathe or shaper is very foolish not to have one of these jigs in their toolbox. Thanks again."

B.R., Amarillo, TX

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Alisam Grinding Gage GG-01
Grinding Gage, GG-01

Grinding gage used to check a tool's side and front clearance and tool cutting angle.

Alisam Grinding Jig, GJ-01
Grinding Jig, GJ-01

A reproduction of South Bend Lathe Works cutter bit grinding block. Comes with your choice of 2 square toolbit holders.

Alisam Grinding Jig, GJ-01
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Complete Set: Grinding Jig + All 5 Square Toolbit Holders


This complete set includes the Grinding Jig, GJ-01 plus the complete set of 5 square toolbit holders.

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Alisam Grinding Jig, GJ-01
Grinding Jig Tool Holders
$16.99 each

Tool holders for our tool bit grinding jig (GJ-01).
Five (5) different sizes:
3/16", 1/4", 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2".

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Alisam Engineering
P.O. Box 75 - Lima, New York 14485
Phone: 585-732-6432 (product information only - NO phone sales)