Changing grinding wheel on Delta Wet/Dry grinder

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Forum topic by Ron Ramsey posted 01-26-2015 10:51 PM 1040 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ron Ramsey

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01-26-2015 10:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: delta wetdry grinder changing grinding wheel leather strop wheel delta 27-700 sharpening

I am converting my Delta 23-700 wet/dry grinder to use the Tormek accessories. In doing so, I removed the 5” dry grinding wheel in order to replace it with a leather strop wheel. What I can’t figure out is how to keep the arbor from turning as I try to tighten the nut. There does not seem to be any locking mechanism or place to hold the arbor with a wrench. The manual says to simply hold the wheel while tightening . . . . but that’s no working. I can’t get the nut to snug up to the wheel enough to tighten it down. Can anyone suggest a solution?

-- Ron Ramsey, Rochester Hills,

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 10:58 PM

I’ve been there. For me, I look for a bit of shaft that is not threaded, usually between the wheel you are trying to put on and the motor housing. I keep a set of needle nosed locking pliers and attach them to that bit of shaft. I then tighten and then take off the pliers.

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 11:37 PM

That’s a good idea. I was a little hesitant because I didn’t want to put gripper marks on the shaft. But I don’t suppose it really matters as long as it’s not where something has to pass over it or where there are threads. I took the cover off the gear house and there’s plenty of shaft in there to grab onto. I’ll give it a try. Thanks.

-- Ron Ramsey, Rochester Hills,

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