Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22
  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    28
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson 65

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders

    Quote Originally Posted by CalG View Post
    Mark

    'Got a link to those diamond wheels for steel? My only use of them has been for shaping stone.

    I've torn through more of those non woven pads than you can shake a stick at. They don't take well to sharp corners. Something that is on every piece of steel I have ;-)

    Cup wheels last so much longer, I've had some mounted for years on end. That's why I'm looking for them for the small grinder.

    Look, I'm 61, been using side grinders and cup wheels since I was 11 or 12, don't recall which. I admit that some of the new stuff must be good, and I don't keep track of it all. I'm used to the performance and the characteristics of cup wheels and just looking for similar in the smaller form factor. I appreciate all the concern about my safe handling of power tools, and the dangers of one handed operation,But I doubt I'll change my habits now. If those 4 1/2 inch grinders were not meant to be single handed, why did they make them so compact and handy? Today I used Cut wheels, cup brushes and a straight brush in the fabrication of the plow frame for the Fordson. Some of the work was still on the tractor for positioning. That little grinder gets in the small spots pretty handily.

    If there are no cup wheels for these small grinders,, then so be it.

    Heck, If I need the metal clean, I get out the rose bud!

    Cheers

    Cal
    Cal,
    Here's a link to the diamond wheels for grinding steel. That's a hugely inflated list price, but you get the idea of the concept.
    https://www.acklandsgrainger.com/AGI..._code=CGW70404


    Wasn't trying to change your methodology in your grinding process. You asked if I'd ever tried to hold a 'full size' grinder on it's side. To me, a full size grinder is a 7", up here in the great white North 4 1/2'' grinders are referred to as mini-grinders. 5" and 7" are the norm for more substantial work.

    Cheers!

  2. #12
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,432
    Location
    vermont
    Tractor
    Hurlimann 435, Fordson E27n, Bolens HT-23

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders

    Mark

    Thanks for that reference. With that photo to jog the gears, I have seen those wheels. At the price, they must come with a length of 3/8th proof coil to keep them from showing up missing!

    I do have several diamond wheels for both glass and carbides. Sintered on the glass grinder, bonded for carbides, used for sharpening on the tool and cutter grinder or the surface grinder. But neither of those applications are free hand.

    You and I have the same understanding about grinder sizes. When I think of a side grinder, it's a 7-8 inch machine. This 4 1/5 inch jobbie is just a hoot though. Sometimes, just the right tool, and it doesn't wear out these old bones .

    And I didn't ask if you had put a grinder down on it's side, we all do that and bring the work up to the wheel. What I made was a rhetorical remark about holding a two handed tool in one hand.
    There was no direction in the statement, just a point of emphasis.

    Thanks for your contributions1

    Cal

  3. #13
    Bronze Member Sberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    54
    Location
    Brethren, MI
    Tractor
    Mostly green

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders

    Spend 30$ at Walmart for a B&D with a 5/8 spindle on it.

  4. #14
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,432
    Location
    vermont
    Tractor
    Hurlimann 435, Fordson E27n, Bolens HT-23

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders

    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
    Spend 30$ at Walmart for a B&D with a 5/8 spindle on it.
    I've looked at them.

    those new tools are so cheap, I can't stand to have one around. My old unit is built better and has lasted to prove it. It's hard enough to keep up with the trash without bringing it home directly from W.W..

    I would rather tool up the gear I appreciate.

    Cal

  5. #15
    Veteran Member Deere Dude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    1,991
    Location
    Hohenwald, TN
    Tractor
    John Deere 3720

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders

    A stroke of luck for me. I went to the GMC dealer to look at a truck and I got a $50 debit card free fro walking in an out almost. I went to a Farm and Fleet store to burn my debit card and they had Heavy duty Dewalt 4-1/2" grinders for $59 or about 30-40% off, so I have another grinder. Can't have to many of them.
    JD 3720 with R4s and bulldozer capabilities.
    X740

  6. #16
    Veteran Member varmint's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    2,194
    Location
    Northern Maryland
    Tractor
    Kubota B8200, then a Kubota L3130 HST, now a Kubota L3400 HST

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders

    I used to have a DeWalt grinder like Cal, I think: I remember the metric spindle being 1.5 threads. I was olive green in color, I think, and made in the US of A(?) which made the metric spindle weird.

  7. #17
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    533
    Location
    NYS--Various Parts
    Tractor
    Kubota B3000HSDCC, BH77, 5' Belly Mower, 6' Hyd. Angle Plow

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders

    Subscribed.

  8. #18
    Platinum Member BIG DOOLEY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    602
    Location
    MICHIGAN
    Tractor
    JOHN DEERE 2320

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders


  9. #19
    Old Timer Soundguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    51,753
    Location
    Central florida
    Tractor
    ym1700, NH7610S, Ford 8N, 2N, NAA, 660, 850 x2, 541, 950, 941D, 951, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4600, 5000, 740, IH 'C' 'H', CUB, John Deere 'B', allis 'G', case VAC

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders

    i found a cup set a harbor freight that fit their old thread arbors.

  10. #20
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,144
    Location
    Mass, Northshore, Merrimack Valley
    Tractor
    B6100DT

    Default Re: Cup wheels for 41/2 inch grinders

    .


    Might be something here:


    McMaster-Carr



    .
    Dan C.
    B6100DT, FEL, BH

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Gauge Wheels for JD 54 Inch Snowblower
    By Runner in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 07-14-2015, 04:56 PM
  2. My last question on Kubota 161 is 12 inch or 16 inch bucket!!!
    By millpond in forum Construction Equipment
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-21-2009, 09:07 PM
  3. Mid-Mount Mower 54 inch or 60 inch Mid Mount Mower
    By phyxer in forum Attachments
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-04-2009, 10:37 AM
  4. Stump Grinders
    By digicamnut in forum Attachments
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-03-2008, 11:49 PM
  5. John Deere 14 inch wheels
    By bmocad in forum John Deere Owning/Operating
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-28-2005, 08:31 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2016 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.