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Manufactured/Badged by:
Porter-Cable Machine Co.
Syracuse, NY and Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
Machine Size: 7"
Submitted By: James Huston
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 547 bench grinder
Date of Manufacturer: c. 1960
Serial Number: Unknown
Last Updated 2/20/2014 11:41:04 PM

This grinder came all the way from sunny California, thanks to Bill Nance. It was the mainstay grinder throughout the '60's , and Rockwell marketed it alongside the Delta designs until about 1970 or so. This grinder is missing the original switch plate which would have helped date it, but I believe it to have been made before the transitional period ( 1960-63) when most products were dual badged Porter Cable/Rockwell.
The grinder has a Wissota-ish feel to it, design wise.I am using it for wire brush/scotchbrite wheel duties until I find an appropriate set of eyeshields and toolrests, and I'm pleased to say that it is a strong, smooth grinder worthy of its brand name.

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Comments: 547 bench grinder
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