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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1343591 Sat Jan 25 2020 05:54 PM
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Another Sears is closing it’s doors here in San Antonio, so I thought I’d stroll through it during my lunch break. Everything was 40-75% off. Most all the tools were gone or picked through but I spotted a Craftsman bench grinder stand all by its lonesome in a corner. I had been wanting a stand ever since I picked up a Baldor 662R at a swap meet a couple of years ago. Gave $25 for the grinder and $59.99 for the stand. I assembled the stand last night and attached the grinder this morning. Bought a new abrasive wheel and a new wire wheel at HD yesterday and put them both on. Fired it up and the Baldor ran smooth and quiet, and the stand was stable and didn’t “walk”. I’m a happy camper!

P.S. New eye shields and another tool rest are on my shopping list. Won’t use the grinder until I’ve installed them. Safety first!!

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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1343610 Sat Jan 25 2020 09:40 PM
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Nice setup. You stole that Baldor grinder at $25! If you keep a wire wheel (or polishing wheel) on one side, you don’t need the tool rest on that side, nor should you use one. I learned the hard way, having a bolt that I was cleaning get sucked in between the tool rest and the wheel. It stopped the grinder, made one heck a noise and it scared the heck out of me. Fortunately neither me or the grinder suffered any damage.

OSHA has requirements for tool rest on grinding wheels but none equipped with a wire wheel.


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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1343624 Sat Jan 25 2020 11:05 PM
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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1343744 Sun Jan 26 2020 04:10 PM
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Thanks for the comments Phil and Don. I didn’t know a tool rest isn’t required or needed when using a wire wheel, so I won’t worry about it now. I definitely will be buying new eye shields!

Thanks again!


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1343872 Mon Jan 27 2020 02:15 PM
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Ditto on the eye shields. I also use a full face shield that I hang on one side of the grinder as a reminder of safety. Especially if your using the wire wheel. As they age they start to throw wires at you that can stick in your skin. That is also a painful reminder to replace your wheel.

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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1343929 Mon Jan 27 2020 10:33 PM
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Nice find!

Ah yes good ol' Sears....soon a distant memory...where at one time you could buy almost anything including a house. And for those of us who remember the name Roebuck and the famous catalog that was a part of every household across the land and eventually discontinued...things slowly went downhill.

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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1343951 Tue Jan 28 2020 02:19 AM
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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1343953 Tue Jan 28 2020 02:25 AM
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I snagged a 1/3 HP Craftsman “block” grinder (circa 1970) on Fleabay last month for $34.99 + $47 freight. It has an electric brake, and the quenching tray was included. Unfortunately the seller packed it poorly and it arrived with broken eye shields and the frames were bent and distorted too. The seller had insurance on it and agreed to pass the claim amount of $75.65 on to me, so I’ve got $6.34 in it. I straightened the frames pretty good so they are functional. The glass is broken but shatterproof, so they’re doing their job. I looked on Am—zon and found a nice pedestal stand for $39.97 with free 2-day freight and it arrived today. It’s really a nice stand, although not quite as heavy as the Craftsman stand I bought last week for $60. Just finished assembling the stand and attaching the grinder. It runs super quiet and really smooth. I’m a happy camper...again!

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Chuck
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1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1343984 Tue Jan 28 2020 12:55 PM
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Chuck, I was just wondering how your Mrs. felt about having a bench grinder and stand in her kitchen... nono


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Re: What was the last tool you bought?
MNSmith #1344053 Tue Jan 28 2020 08:44 PM
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I assembled it and took the pics while she was out running errands, then quickly moved it to the tool shed. I’m not stupid! LOL


Chuck
1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (original)
1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod)
1941 Chevy coupe
1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
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