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    Default Arbor adaptor for bench grinder?

    I'm trying to use an 8 inch buffing wheel on my bench grinder to polish some stainless trim...My bench grinder doesn't have enough threads to really tighten down the wheel...it seems like I'd need some kind of adaptor...any ideas of what I need and where I can get it? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Arbor adaptor for bench grinder?

    You need to remove the covers...there should be ample shaft length to mount the wheels....I can send pics if needed.
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    Default Re: Arbor adaptor for bench grinder?

    Hi George,
    The cover is off the side that I'll be buffing with...unfortunately the shaft has only a couple of inches of threads, and I can't tighten the thing down to hold the wheel snugly. I'd love a pic or two to see how you handled it and what I'm missing here. Thanks!

    Aaron
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    Default Re: Arbor adaptor for bench grinder?

    I think you can buy that adapter at The Eastwood Company online
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    Default Re: Arbor adaptor for bench grinder?

    I think you are looking for one of these to fit a denim/calico/cotton polishing buff:
    http://www.josco.com.au/newsite/jia/...lishing_ts.htm

    Don't know if you'll get the exact one over there, but it's important to get the right one for your grinder. They come in left and right side, metric and imperial thread. You only tighten by hand and the direction keeps it tight on the spindle.

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    Default Re: Arbor adaptor for bench grinder?

    Aaron
    Try this site.
    http://caswellplating.com/buffs/shaft.htm
    Looks like there are a couple of different size extenders.
    I have bought quite a bit of polishing equipment from them, they have pretty decent products.
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    Default Re: Arbor adaptor for bench grinder?

    Here is the one I got from Harbor Freight...works great and never had a problem.

    There is a snap ring on the shaft shown in first pic...the large flat washer goes up against it and then the fibre wheel...another beveled washer then the nut. Threads are about 3/4" long.
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    Default Re: Arbor adaptor for bench grinder?

    Thanks for all of the replies! I'll take the pics and measure...George, your grinder looks similar to mine, so maybe my wheel is too narrow or something.

    Quote Originally Posted by GStage1 View Post
    Here is the one I got from Harbor Freight...works great and never had a problem.

    There is a snap ring on the shaft shown in first pic...the large flat washer goes up against it and then the fibre wheel...another beveled washer then the nut. Threads are about 3/4" long.
    1953 Buick Special Riviera! 263 I-8
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    1965 Mustang 289
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    Default Re: Arbor adaptor for bench grinder?

    Bench buffing rules:

    Rule #1 - bolt the bench grinder to the bench

    Rule #2 - wear THICK gloves - for protection from sharp trim and from heat build up

    Rule #3 - wear good eye protection (Goggles that cover completely ... not glasses)

    Rule #4 - have NOTHING behind the grinder except a wall about 3 feet away

    Rule #5 - hang several thick old blankets on the wall so when the part rips out of your glove (not ripping your hand) and takes flight it hits the blankets and falls gently to the floor instead of ... well you get the idea
    Rule #6 - wear old clothes and expect to get dirty

    Rule#7 - practice swearing beforehand - it helps the cusses fly out your mouth better when you really need them
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