Elton Clark wrote:
> Phil Ether harumps:
> > After I wrote this, I see that Mr. Clark reposted a more complete
> version, which made >some of the same points I did, so I hope this does not
> look to argumentative in retrospect.
> Phil Augumentative? Never!!!!!!!! :-) My notes (computer
> stutters sometimes) were written BEFORE Phil's note hit my machine and it
> was an attempt to answer Peter's query only. Peter has only a drill press
> and a disc grinder! I doubt Peter wants to embark on a machinist education
> or the purchase of a large lathe.
Peter, that's me, would love to learn machining, but you are right, I can't
afford purchasing a large lathe (or small one).
> I think most will agree that Peter would best be served by having his
> rotors/drums turned only if turning is indicated and then on proper
> equipment. Equipment specifically designed to preclude the very defects
> Phil illustrates. The service is very economically and univerally
Some more background, the wife reported grinding in the brakes. Half of one
surface was scored but not deep. I might have just installed new pads, or have
the rotor turned. We had this one turned before because it was slightly
warped. There was a little hint of warping before the grinding. Turning would
have weakened the rotors. The cost of a new rotor was $19 and turning service
was $15 (search could have located a less expensive shop). The $4 dollars was
worth not waiting.
After advice from this group, I will never have rotors turned again. Thanks to