Today I was helping Frank (Tessie's Nephew) clean out Neighbor Tessie's barn some. He said that is there is anything I want, speak up; I then asked about the bench grinder. He told me to go unbolt it and take it home. I am going to make a stand like the one I made for my uncle (HERE) several months ago, for this grinder. The grinder belonged to Tessie's husband who passed away in '88, and probably has not been used since.
Once I brought it home I plugged it in and flipped the switch, it works fine; although, I don't really see why it wouldn't have. It is going to need a new cord, the one that is on it is cracked and dry rotted very badly.
Sitting next to it was a brand new grinding wheel, I took that too.
I tried out the wire wheel on a piece of pipe; it cleaned it very well! The wire wheel is also pretty soft (for a wire wheel) are all bench grinder wire wheels that way?
I was going to put the new grinding wheel on, but I can not get the old one off! This grinder does not have the dogs that grab like a small hand grinder has. I tried to put a wrench on the wire wheel side to hold, but that nut came off instead! How do I take it off?
Edited by Ryan313, April 13, 2013 - 02:01 PM.