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Old 05-23-2006, 10:51 AM
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Bench Grinder

Setting up my shop and discovered the wimpy little 6" bench grinder someone gave me won't even sharpen my fingernails.
Appreciate advice from you guys on a good mid-price range 8" grinder. Not going to be doing any heavy metal work, just like to be able to grind or wire-brush whatever I feel like doing....
Looking to stay in the $150 range or lower but most of what I have found under that range appear to be under-powered junk.
Sears seems to have a fair one for just under $200 and both Jet and Wilton seem to have some good ones.

What are most of you guys using, cost, and best place to get one. Pretty well gonna have to be mail-order or internet.....here in the sticks of La No one carries a decent one in stock

Thanks for all input, Jjray

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This is a really good high quality 8" grinder for a good price.


http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...PMPXNO=5754507
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What I have is a old furness fan motor that has had an attachment made that has 1\2 rod on it.

Cheap, lots of power and works good.

John
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:37 AM
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What I have is a old furness fan motor that has had an attachment made that has 1\2 rod on it.

Cheap, lots of power and works good.

John
I've used that same thing for years. Been dumpster diving for 3 or 4 months now and haven't come up with a useable motor. Shameful situation when trash is all you can find in a dumpster!!
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Old 05-24-2006, 01:43 AM
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Thanks much, oldred. That seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Had never heard of that company but sure will check them out today.
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Thanks to all, especially oldred. I think the Dewalt grinder will serve my purposes and have it on order as of this am.
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at least 3/4 hp. a 1/2 hp will barely do sometimes, 3/4 will get it done.
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i like a 1hp grinder because if you have some heavy grinding you can really take some metal off
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RE: Grinder

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at least 3/4 hp. a 1/2 hp will barely do sometimes, 3/4 will get it done.
Yep, it's 3/4 hp...and apparently not peak rated as it's 4.2 amps so should have all the power I need.
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i like a 1hp grinder because if you have some heavy grinding you can really take some metal off
Yeah 85vette, but I'm retired and don't have much metal left to take off!!
If I get in a hurry I can always reach for my 9" disc grinder!! That thing will get it done, assuming I can hang on to it long enough
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lol...oh well thats cool to i just dont have a angle grinder and i got the thing for cheap from a estate sale.....but yea 3/4 horse or 1/2 horse cont.(~4.2A) is pleanty for most jobs
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Sometimes you can find good tools cheap at a pawn shop.
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Thanks again to all that replied, especially oldred for steering me toward the DeWalt.
Got it in today and it is awesome, especially for the price.
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Jray, you just need to dumpster dive in a better part of town.
Richer people have a better quality trash.
I was at my old lady's condo one time. I went to the garage area where they have recycleables and old appliances when I caught sight of a Conair hair dryer someone tossed away. It was in great shape so I fiquered I'd take it and see what was wrong. It had a blown thermistor that opens the electrical circuit when it overheats. I jumped it with a piece of wire, and now it works great. That hair dryer puts out more volume of air than the other dryers I have. It still has a bimetal switch for overheating so I'm still safe.

Edit: Definately get an 8" or even a 10" grinder. I have a Sears 6" grinder which has enough power, BUT since the wheels are only 6" and the motor is about the same diameter, it is difficult to grind long or wide pieces.
Imagine trying to grind the side of a metal yardstick. Why you would want to do such a silly thing is beyond me, but lets just assume that for now. Work with me on this point, would you? OK, back to what I was trying to say before being interupted. If the wheels and motor stick out the same amount, you wont be able to grind the side. You're welcome.

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Sometimes you can find good tools cheap at a pawn shop.
man everything i find aroud here is a sorry condition, and at a price that is no better than is you find a new one thats on sale, and the owners never allow you to haggle the price
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