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  • Anyone using a wire wheel on a bench grinder ?

    If so, what else do I need ? I mean would these be enough ?

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  • #2
    That is exactly what I have on one of my bench grinders. I have had no problems with it and get about a years use out of each wheel.

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    • #3
      Yes! since I have two belt/disc sanders, the only use my bench grinder gets is with a wire wheel.

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      • #4
        I have an old washing machine motor that i threaded the shaft added a couple of 1/2" nuts and a wire wheel. Got like 10 bucks in a good wire wheel and the rest was free...Bob
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        • #5
          Wire Wheel

          The most used bench grinder I use has a wire wheel and a buffing wheel. But be careful and always wear eye protection.
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          • #6
            Here's my set-up, I still need to make a swivel head as turning it around is a pain. There's a 36 grit & a 60 grit on one side, and a buffer wheel and a SS wire brush on the other.
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            • #7
              Thanks for all the help. One last question, I was not able to find any 8 inch wire wheels, not local atleast. Will these still fit on an 8 inch grinder ?
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              • #8
                One last question, I was not able to find any 8 inch wire wheels, not local atleast. Will these still fit on an 8 inch grinder
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                • #9
                  Try Menards. I bought an 8" wire wheel there. I just haven't got around to mounting it to my bench grinder yet. It has gold-colored bristles.

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                  • #10
                    if this is your first be verry carfull it has a tendency to grab and pull in what you are using it on if you get too much grab, so always where gloves, and a full face shield at the verry minimum. i always where my lether aperin also, thouse lil wire brisels come flying out of there and will get ya. it can catch you off guard if you are not carfull. safty can not be stressed enough here about flying metal and grabed parts. so dress for it, and i dont even think i have to mention nothing lose for clothing.
                    after all that they are verry usefull.
                    thanks for the help
                    ......or..........
                    hope i helped
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sundown View Post
                      Here's my set-up, I still need to make a swivel head as turning it around is a pain. There's a 36 grit & a 60 grit on one side, and a buffer wheel and a SS wire brush on the other.
                      You ever have an issue with the wheels becoming unbalanced ? I took my wheels of a while ago and it was never right again, the thing shook like crazy. Someone told me to look into different bushings for the disc ( inner part ) . My sears did not have any 8 inch grinding disc so I used from menards with a plastic insert. I finally ended up returning the grinder because it shook after all that and never was the same.
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                      • #12
                        Sundown
                        have you considerd a round post with another inside to hold the grinder platform, drill it and use a pin to alow you to pull the pin, spin and replace the pin.
                        i supose a second plate center bolted to the top with a washer between and the grinders on top would also work, again with a pin to keep it where you want it. knda like a lazy suson for the diner table only out of 1/4" for grinders.
                        thanks for the help
                        ......or..........
                        hope i helped
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                        • #13
                          Never wear gloves on any of these tools. Good way to lose your fingers.

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                          • #14
                            realy, i have always worn the tight fitting gloves like the craftsmen auto gloves. ar you saying they will get caught up in the wire wheel??
                            not trying to start some thing just wondering if i have always done it wrong ??
                            thanks for the help
                            ......or..........
                            hope i helped
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                            • #15
                              I'm not sure the proper answer on this. The tight fitting "driving" type gloves would probably be OK if you're comfortable with them, also give a little protection from sharp edges & heat.
                              My brother tried to use heavy welding gloves once, if the grinder hadn't been a cheap underpowered POS he would probably have mangled his hand! The wire wheel jerked the glove partially off his hand & wedged his finger between the guard & the wheel before it stalled. No damage (except to the glove!) But it scared the stinky stuff out of him!
                              Also, one of my former customers lost a finger in a table saw accident, because he was wearing leather "work" gloves.
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