Tuesday, March 1, 2011

VINTAGE HAND CRANK BENCH GRINDER

Today it's something I've been searching for quite a while.
Before electricity was widely available most home shops had a hand powered grinder.
I got this one to sharpen drill bits and grind/polish small metal items.
I think this one is probably from the early 40's.  It clamps to the table.
Turn the wood handle and a series of gears make the replaceable grinding stone turn with pretty good speed.
I need to put it on the other side of the table, but my vice is there.  I wish the arm was on the other side.
If you like to do stuff in a small home shop, and you like the old-school style of tools, then one of these are a must in your shop.  It's Vintage Gear for Guys.

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