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Sears | Craftsman

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Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
Machine Size: 9"
Submitted By: Bill Hodgson
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 6647
Date of Manufacturer: Late 40's - 50's
Serial Number: N/A
Last Updated 12/14/2011 7:23:22 PM

I purchased this machine along with a second grinder/buffer for $40. Based on research of the 1949 and 1952 Craftsman Catalogs, as well as casting marks, I believe this is a Craftsman model 6647 'Heavy Duty' polishing head.

The body is cast iron, 9-1/16" tall and has a 15" swing.
Porous bronze bearings and spring cap oil cups.
Drive from rear or below is possible due to open rear casting.
Originally included a 3/8" 3-jaw chuck on one spindle.
Original, machined collars are AWOL.

Those are 6" buffing wheels in the before picture.

When I stripped the paint off, I found what appeared to be the original mossy green/gray paint. I have enough gray machines. Besides, I think she looks proper in Regal Blue.

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Comments: Front view w/ buffing wheels
Source: Me and my Sony
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Comments: Rear view
Source: Me and my Sony
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Comments: Ready to go to work
Source: Me and my Sony
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