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Sparks500

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08-19-2017 01:30 AM

Answered an ad on offerup for a delta bench grinder, which is all the ad listed. Turns out, it’s a 10” cast iron behemoth I got for 25 bucks. 1725 rpm, 1 hp
My question is what grits and wheel composition is best suited for woodworking tools and general use? Sharpening chisels would be occasional, if I chipped one. I don’t have a lathe, so, mostly general purpose use, I guess.
I have to make tool rests for it, but I do have a stand for mounting it to the floor.
I appreciate input and suggestions, thanks.

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Loren

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#1 posted 08-19-2017 01:47 AM

White aluminum oxide wheels work well
for woodworking tools. They are softer
than the gray wheels used for grinding welds.

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#2 posted 08-19-2017 02:48 AM

“Behemoth” is right! That’s probably overkill for a ww shop but for $25….go for it!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 08-19-2017 01:26 PM

I think it weighs 100 lbs

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#4 posted 08-19-2017 04:17 PM

The wheels will cost more than the grinder did, but buy good wheels. 10” is a lot of momentum that you wouldn’t want to come free at speed.

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#5 posted 08-19-2017 05:59 PM

My son in law is setting up a metals shop in Chicago, I’m thinking this might go to him. I could see a good 8” grinder, but this?....

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#6 posted 08-19-2017 06:03 PM

That must be a beast!! Great find! What ever you put it on, make sure it is strong! And let me be the first to say it…. YOU SUCK!!!
;)
Mike

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#7 posted 08-19-2017 06:50 PM


My son in law is setting up a metals shop in Chicago, I m thinking this might go to him. I could see a good 8” grinder, but this?....

- Sparks500


Yeah, but there’s nothing wrong with having a spare heavy duty motor around the shop for some here-to-for unknown DIY tool project. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#8 posted 09-01-2017 11:48 AM


Yeah, but there s nothing wrong with having a spare heavy duty motor around the shop for some here-to-for unknown DIY tool project. :-)

- Andybb

I have a ½HP 3 phase with a freq drive sitting there wailing for a home. any ideas where I could use a variable speed motor with a max RPM of 1800?

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