Not to replace my surfacegrinder, but as an addition – The t&c grinder can do a bit of surface grinding, but its no match to the surface grinder.
I was shopping around for used industrial machines, but the marked for small, sub 500kg machines is very narrow, things get very expensive very quick, and accessories are almost never included, a lot of things are missing. Or the machines are in poor shape to begin with.
What I found in the end was a small Knuth t&c grinder, built 1999 in China, sitting around unused since then for a very reasonable price.
I bought it and got it delivered via truck to my house, within a week, across Germany. The machine was indeed unused but hat collected about 19 years of dust and dirt from sitting in a shop.
It came with a bunch of attachments:
Overall quality of the machine is descent, what you would expect from a import, made in China machine.
But it’s a very good base to be modified for my needs. I will probably add a high speed spindle for ID g rinding and general use with small diameter grinding tools.
More detailed articles on different aspects and modifications on the machine:
And here the very old advertisment out of an ancient Knuth brochure - The price was primarily still shown in "Deutsche Mark", not Euro, which tells that its roughly from year 1999/2000.