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    New grinder

    I broke my old grinder and now on the hunt for new one.

    I want a grinder for 8 x 1 inch wheels. Perferably slow speed for wolverine system.

    Pickings are slim in Canada. I can get a Delta variable speed but have to buy new wheels. That bring the cost up to close to $300.

    Been referred to scheppach

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/SCH...308?Pid=search


    Can anyone give a review on this?

    Thanks

    Don

    PS: I am going to Michigan next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don McFarland View Post
    I broke my old grinder and now on the hunt for new one.

    I want a grinder for 8 x 1 inch wheels. Perferably slow speed for wolverine system.

    Pickings are slim in Canada. I can get a Delta variable speed but have to buy new wheels. That bring the cost up to close to $300.

    Been referred to scheppach

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/SCH...308?Pid=search


    Can anyone give a review on this?

    Thanks

    Don

    PS: I am going to Michigan next month.
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    Changed as per your request. Everywhere else I am Don in Brooklin ON.

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    Welcome aboard Don! Any friend of Macks is welcome around here!
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    Well, I was going to suggest the Woodcraft slow speed grinder, but I didn't see it in a quick check of their website. Did they stop selling it, or are they just out of stock and not showing it on the site?

    I haven't used any, but it's my understanding is that Sheppach makes decent mid-range tools. The price Grainger shows looks pretty reasonable.
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    The Cadillac of grinders are the Baldor line. Very expensive but run like a Swiss watch. I have one and it is the smoothest and quietest grinder I have ever seen. Expect to pay over $700 for an 8 inch grinder but you'll never need another one. I bought mine used and paid $400.

    Doug Thompson of Thompson Tools fame uses Dayton grinders and he says they serve him very well. I have no experience with them but if Doug says they are good equipment, they are good equipment. Expect to pay somewhere in the $300 range for an 8" machine. I don't know if Dayton makes a slow speed (1725 RPM) model.

    I have looked at Palmgren grinders on the web and through the Sears catalog but I don't know anyone who has bought one. An 8" model can be bought for around $200.

    You will have to purchase better grinding wheels to replace the gray wheels that come with most models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Well, I was going to suggest the Woodcraft slow speed grinder, but I didn't see it in a quick check of their website. Did they stop selling it, or are they just out of stock and not showing it on the site?

    I haven't used any, but it's my understanding is that Sheppach makes decent mid-range tools. The price Grainger shows looks pretty reasonable.
    I got an email flyer for Craft supply and I think also Woodcraft with the Sheppach listed on it seems like $109 I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    I got an email flyer for Craft supply and I think also Woodcraft with the Sheppach listed on it seems like $109 I think
    The one at Craftsupply was the first referal and $109 with $10 S/H. For and extra couple of bucks I would rather pick up at Graingers and test and so I can reutrun if there is any vibration or problems.

    The grinder at Woodcraft has been discontinued. I was in contact with Woodcraft and they say have had quality issues so are looking for a new supplier.

    The president of my woodworking club has the Woodcraft and is please with it once he added the oneway balancing kit.

    Due to the price and the spec, I wondered if these are the same manufacturer and therefore for the request for reviews.

    Thanks ,

    Don

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