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Old 01-06-2011, 12:56 PM   #16
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Man, that is gorgeous... I COVET those peashooters: which ones are they?





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Old 01-06-2011, 01:16 PM   #17
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Nice lift! I tried to get one off of CL here in St Louie, but the asshole, excuse me, the seller wouldn't return my contact attempts! I would have gladly paid his asking price of $250, but noooo, he couldn't be bothered to take care of his add after posting it. OK rant over.


Nice bike on the lift as well. I got a lift table this week on Monday and will have it loaded up this evening with some equipment being repaired.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:37 PM   #18
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No matter how tempting ( or cheap ) it is, stay away from those piece of shit modern made in Chicom, Taiwan etc grinders.
They have NO balls, and don't usually last.
The best favorite I have is this 1960s Craftsman that I bought from a used tool store, repainted and put in fresh bearings.
It is awesome and doesn't stall. Good grinder for the bucks.
I paid $20.00, and another $10.00 in bearings.
I have that same grinder from either the late 60s or more likely early or mid 70s that I bought new. You're right, it won't stall. And using a wire wheel, it will pull shit right out of your hand, between the work rest and wheel and spit it out the back without hardly stumbling. I can't get to my original wheels right now to check, but mine was an odd size - billed as a 7 inch grinder IIRC. So now I use 6" wheels since I can't find the original size anywhere.

If I ever find the perfect piece of scrap metal, I plan to try and machine a sanding disk arbor and appropriate work rest to mount on one side to augment my smaller belt/disk sander for bigger workpieces. (every exercise machine that goes to the curb around here has a potential donor flywheel or aluminum disc of some sort).
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:48 PM   #19
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Thanks, I will. Found a decent grinder on CL today. Emailed the guy. Might check it out if I have time. Doing a bunch of stuff to the bike this afternoon...might have to check out the grinder tomorrow. It's a Delta, which is a brand I tend to trust (my dad had a big Delta table saw when I was a kid, I always remember how solid that thing was)...

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/tls/2145286946.html
that grinder may be tai/chi/etc, be careful.
try the stall test, feed metal and see how easy it bogs down.
DELTA used to stand for something. not so anymore.
I grew up with ancient Delta stuff, twas the best.
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Old 01-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #20
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that grinder may be tai/chi/etc, be careful.
try the stall test, feed metal and see how easy it bogs down.
DELTA used to stand for something. not so anymore.
I grew up with ancient Delta stuff, twas the best.
twas.
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I'll take a good look at it, see if I can figure out where it's made.

This one shouldn't bog down, should it?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/tls/2141650642.html

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Old 01-07-2011, 11:22 AM   #21
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Son of a b!tch. I'm always looking out for something like that on CL. My many times daly searches are for "BMW", "Airhead", "Lift", and whatever other tool/etc I might be looking for at the time (right now it's a bench grinder).
Glad you're on the west coast else we'd be competing for the exact same stuff
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