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Re: dayton grinder or hf....

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Posted by George Marsh on December 03, 2012 at 08:49:09 from (

In Reply to: dayton grinder or hf.... posted by 88-1175 on December 02, 2012 at 22:39:08:

This may sound crazy, but it works. I have an old craftsman radial arm saw. NEVER buy a radial arm again. I went to the lawn mower parts store and saw a 3/4 hp 8 inch professional grinder for mower blades, around $400. Thought I could make one. Looked at my radial arm saw and said to myself, I already have one.

Went to HF and bought a 5/8 inch arbor, 3/4 wide, and 8 inch wheel. I screwed a 2x6 to saw table, angled it and I use it to sharpen my 2 ft mower blades off woods mower.

Looking for another 5/8 inch wheel, 3/4 inch wide and 8 inch 36 grit. The wheel from HF is a 60 grit. The arbor on saw isn't long enought for a 1 inch wide wheel.

Put metal on wood table of radial arm so sparks won't start a fire. Best, cheapest, and most powerful grinder you can ask for especially if you have a radial arm saw that you can't even give away.

Please don't tell me this won't work unless you have tried it. Been using mine for years to sharpen mower blades.


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