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    bobpat
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    Can someone tell me what is a good pivot polisher/burnisher to get?. I looked at a lot of combo units and individual polisher and burnishers. new or used?? thanks for any info

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    willofiam
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    Bobpat, are you referring to a handheld file/burnisher? for clocks? watches? I know Jim1228 bought a new one for clocks from mile high clock supply, hopefully he can let you know how he likes it, but we will have to wake him up :D , buying a new one assures you the file is in new shape compared to taking a chance on a used worn one. the burnisher on a used one can be reworked to a proper surface. They are expensive but I find them very handy. I have a combo style file/burnisher and use it alot, also being one tool I have a 50% less chance of losing one or the other 🙄 I found this one in a pile of stuff I bought and it appeared to have been unused, so if the price is right on a used one it might be worth the chance. William

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    chris mabbott
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    BP, I use the classic tour de pivoter, man I’m having a memory dump, I can’t think of the bloody name of it 😆
    Ya know, the brass one with the interchangeable whatchamacallits.. comes with a bow, usually..

    I hook mine up to a foot controlled motor, works great for me although some prefer the back and forth bow method. Whatever works for you within the recommended parameters is the way to go.

    #57823
    bobpat
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    I have one also, remember you showed me what all the parts were.. What I mean is the pivot file and burnisher for watches..oh yeah,,NICE MILL, is that your work partner on the floor beside the mill?

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    bobpat
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    handheld file/burnisher for watches, I like the price of used but I hate not knowing what I’am getting

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    david pierce
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    Chris,
    Are you refering to a Jacot lathe? They seem to range in price (used) from $100.00 to $1200.00 for a Steiner. The biggest issue with the Jacot tools is the lanterns are often shattered or missing due to misuse and neglect. Uncle Larry usually has these for sale at a good price. The Jacot lathes that I am familar with are made for watch pivots and are too small to do clock pivots.
    david

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    chris mabbott
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    😆 Jacot tool, yes, thanks David for the remote memory boost, I just could not remember that name.

    Although I think I grabbed the wrong end of the stick as BobPat is asking about a burnisher and not the tool I thought.. Ooops sorry about the senior moment there BP ;) please ignore me…

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