If it was good enough for the generation before me, it’s good enough for me.
This was in part of the haul I got from the grumpy old bastard across the street a couple of years ago when I picked up the old Post Drills and shit from him.
It’s been laying around ever since.
I gave my new Harbor Freight 8 inch Bench Grinder to my kid a while ago because the thing was a gutless piece of shit and haven’t had a wire wheel ever since.
I picked up a brand new SKIL 6 inch bench grinder from a buddy I used to work with and it works great but I decided not to put a wire wheel on it. I’ll just use this instead for now when I need one.
I had to put a new cord on the motor because the old one was rotten and had no plug on it. A new 25 foot Harbor Freight extension cord cut off to about six feet worked out nice. The thing cracked me up when I went to test it, I plugged it in and unplugged it real quick to see if it would even work without blowing a circuit breaker and was pleasantly surprised when it took right off.
It stopped, I plugged it back in and it started spinning the other way!
The capacitor must be bad in it, sometimes it will just sit there and hum until you give it a bit of a spin and then it takes off. I’m just going to leave it alone for the moment. Let it surprise me and see which way it turns.
Because it is hanging out with no guard it doesn’t matter.
I’m thinking about drilling some holes in the end of the bench to fit these old motors, I have a few of them.
Then grabs some long bolts and some wing nuts.
Slap one on the bench, stick the bolts in and tighten up the wing nuts underneath. When I need the space or want to put something else on there just take the wing nuts off and pull the bolts.
Then l will probably want to dig out my First Aid kit just for good measure and keep it handy.