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!!