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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 11, 2013 - 06:45 PM

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.

 

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Sitting next to it was a brand new grinding wheel, I took that too.

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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?

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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.

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Posted April 11, 2013 - 06:46 PM

I wonder If I could put a second nut on the wire wheel side to lock them on? I will go try that.



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Posted April 11, 2013 - 06:50 PM

Just put a wrench on the bolt and turn it on.

 

 

 

 

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Posted April 11, 2013 - 06:57 PM

Nice grinder. I need to get one.


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Posted April 11, 2013 - 06:58 PM

I tried to lock it with a second nut; the nuts on the wire wheel side stayed on, but on the stone side the shaft AND the nut turned! It seems like something inside is spinning now! Not sure what to do? I sprayed it with penetrating oil before coming in.



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Posted April 11, 2013 - 06:58 PM

Just put a wrench on the bolt and turn it on.

 

 

 

 

Kidding, kidding of course.

 

Maybe its time we start forcing a warning into your signature: "trying any of my suggestions are at your own risk."  :D

 

That would be an interested picture if someone tried it, though. 

 

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Posted April 11, 2013 - 07:01 PM

I tried to lock it with a second nut; the nuts on the wire wheel side stayed on, but on the stone side the shaft AND the nut turned! It seems like something inside is spinning now! Not sure what to do? I sprayed it with penetrating oil before coming in.

 

Ryan, does it have a nut between the wheel and the frame on the shaft?  I know that cover around the wheel would have to come off (if possible) but we had one similar to yours on the farm that had a nut on the inside.   

 

Can you hit it with an impact?

 

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Posted April 11, 2013 - 07:20 PM

Are we doing the "left-handed" thread thing here? Wire brushes I use on my grinder ARE the finer ones. Lots of diff in Quality between brands, worth it to buy a more expensive one, which will have more wires in them also. When they wear down, the little wires spin out and stick into your shirt and stuff. Don't be cranken too hard on the stone wheel side, causing breakage. There might be nuts on the inside of wheels, better check for those and might have to center the wheels by adjusting that in diff places. Washers should be on there also, hopefully the dish center type.
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Posted April 11, 2013 - 07:32 PM

There is not enough room between the guard and stone to see if there is a nut back there or not. The only way to take the guard off, is to take off the stone first.

 

I will try hitting it with the air gun tomorrow, that might work.



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Posted April 11, 2013 - 08:01 PM

I use a cordless electric impact gun to get the nuts off, make sure you go the right way, 1 will be left hand thread.


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Posted April 11, 2013 - 08:03 PM

Looks like a good grinder. Take a pair of Vise grips and lock on the old wheel. You shuold be able to get it off that way. Which ever way it comes off (the nut). We had one where I use to work that was a lefty tighty righty loosey. The other one we had was just opposite. Good luck, should last you a long time.


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Posted April 11, 2013 - 09:46 PM

Ryan, that's a great grinder.  Congratulations.  Good luck with the extra wheel.  I imagine those nuts have been on a long time.


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Posted April 11, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Congrats on the grinder Ryan. You got a good one alright, its exactly like mine. Those Thor grinders have alot of power so be very careful. I'v had mine for years and still running great. Enjoy. :thumbs:


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Posted April 12, 2013 - 09:31 AM

I believe some of the men are on to the correct way to remove the nuts and that is they or one of them has left hand thread.

 

 

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Posted April 12, 2013 - 09:54 AM

When they wear down, the little wires spin out and stick into your shirt and stuff.


Or into your eye....
Today's safety reminder - don't forget the safety glasses.
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