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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
Unknown Manufacturer, *
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
Machine Size: 8"
Submitted By: Larry Hampton
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 8" grinder
Date of Manufacturer: unknown
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 11/23/2015 12:01:00 PM

Comments:
This jumped into my car at a moving sale, and the previous owner could give me no history. It has a Craftsman tag but I cannot find a model number, and I cannot find a similar grinder in the VM photo index or in the old Sears catalogs in the Denver Public Library. (My computer can't open the publications that are housed on this website, so that resource is one that I can't access.) It is a simple mechanism, nothing but a tube with a 5/8" spindle running through it with a wheel at one end and a pully at the other end, bolted to a section of I-beam. Since the tool rest is attached also to the I-beam, and the ends of the I-beam are very neatly machined, I assume that the grinder came with that mounting. The shield is approximately 8" in diameter. The bearings feel snug, and I think it will serve nicely in my shop, with a change to a less-coarse wheel. The motor is a 1/3 HP Westinghouse. I will find out if it works one of these days. If anyone who is reading this can give me an ID tip, thanks!

(Admin BAK note: this is a Craftsman ball bearing saw arbor from the 1950s, built by Central Specialty Div of King-Seeley. A previous owner has built it into a grinder.)

Photo 1:

Comments: The Craftsman decal has not worn off entirely.
Source: my D200
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Photo 2:

Comments: The motor which powers this grinder is not the one that is pictured here, but rather is on the shelf below.
Source: my D200
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Comments:
Source: my D200
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