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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
Delco Products Corp., Dayton, OH
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
Machine Size: 7"
Submitted By: Tim Blackwell
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 397.19460
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Last Updated 2/18/2011 2:57:43 PM

Comments:
This grinder was used for years at a metal fabrication shop. It led a hard life and was eventually given to my father by the new owner of the shop, my father's uncle, instead of being thrown away. For the next few years my father used it to sharpen lawn mower blades and various other tasks. Recently he started talking about buying a new grinder and my mother suggested I take a look at it and see if i could get it working better and also as an early father's day present for my dad. The grinder was pretty rough. The switch had caught fire/melted and the speedy repair had been to wire everything together and disconnect from the switch. This meant that to turn it on you plugged it in and to turn it off you pulled the cord. The bearings were shot as well and only had 3 numbers on them, 503. After some sluething I found a full part number for the bearings 77503 which is the same as a 6203-ZZ which was available at my local farm store. The grinder was completely disassembled, sandblasted, cleaned and painted. The switch was replaced by a motor duty toggle and I fabricated the cover plate. Dad is very happy and so am I.

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Comments: Front and nameplate
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Comments: Back and side
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Comments: Burned Switch
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Comments: Finished front
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Comments: Finished side view
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Comments: Finished back
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