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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
Delco Products Corp., Dayton, OH
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
Machine Size: 6" wheel 1/2 HP
Submitted By: Steve White
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 397.19370
Date of Manufacturer: 1970's
Serial Number: 824000229
Last Updated 7/9/2012 10:34:10 AM

Comments:
I bought this grinder on eBay in June of 2012. I dont know any history on this grinder, the PO was an in-between seller. the grinder was in fairly good nick. the left bearing is a little crunchy and the aluminum and steel are both corroded. i plan on stripping and painting the body and replacing the bearing (maybe bearings) but the wiring is in really good shape. it looks as though the PO re wired the plug and maybe rewound the motor. the badge is really faded but luckily i know the secrets of photoshop and coerced the type out, then in Illustrator i recreated the badge to its former glory. it is missing both eye shields and the left guard. i really don't mind about the guard because i plan to use the left side with a wire wheel, i will eventually remake or find the eye shield. i also am going to re make the tool holder out of 1/4" plate steel with so it surrounds the front of the wheel instead of just the front of it. it also came with original Craftsman grinding and wire wheels.

update: 7-9-12 finished the restoration in no time. i had to replace the bearings and the rubber feet. i replaced the feet with 5/16" double stud rubber vibration mount. there sold by Reid Supply Co. part # vm-50. i also fabed a tool rest from 1/4" steel plate. i have the eye shield and is waiting to be painted and installed.

specs
Craftsman 6" wheel bench grinder
Model # 397.19370
1/2 HP Ball Bearing, Split Phase Motor
3580 RPM
115 volts
60 hertz
5.1 Amps

Photo 1:

Comments: refurbished front of grinder
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Photo 2:

Comments: original faded badge
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Photo 3:

Comments: aww, the magic of Photoshop. the same pic as above but shoped
Source: my Mac Pro
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Comments: recreated badge in Illustrator
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Comments: before pic
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Comments: fabed tool rest out of 1/4" steel plate
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