Author Topic: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie  (Read 105 times)

Offline skfarmer

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1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« on: November 17, 2020, 06:27:50 PM »
i picked up  this 1/2 hp bad boy yesterday for 30 bucks. plenty dirty but it is all there. shields, side covers, spark arresters and rests.

i think the first time the shields have been  off is today. as i suspected, original wheels.
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Offline goodfellow

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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2020, 06:30:14 PM »
Great price, and an excellent grinder. They truly don't make them like that anymore for the Harry home-owner market; which is a shame.

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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2020, 06:47:31 PM »
nice, even has the little water trough still.

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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2020, 07:10:04 PM »
That is an excellent find and price as that is a much better condition than you usually find them. :great:

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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2020, 07:18:45 PM »
a hose down with glass cleaner, swapping the rests around the correct way and blowing  the crud out of the cracks with an air hose.

looks like a better investment now.
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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2020, 07:23:02 PM »
for some reason the decal is very faded. i was hoping cleaning the crud off would bring it out but no luck. the scuff on the shield is from rubbing on the wheel. :41:

i might snoop around the block grinder thread at the journal and see if i can find a repro from somebody but the paint while not perfect is probably to good to fool with.
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i was here when the hangout turned into mexican food site!

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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 07:58:51 PM »
That's a great find for $30!

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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 08:09:34 PM »
for some reason the decal is very faded. i was hoping cleaning the crud off would bring it out but no luck. the scuff on the shield is from rubbing on the wheel. :41:

i might snoop around the block grinder thread at the journal and see if i can find a repro from somebody but the paint while not perfect is probably to good to fool with.

PM Torqueman -- he has all the decal files for the various models.

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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 08:13:23 PM »
Prolly stolen right off Grandpa`s bench.
Is the need enough? or does the want suffice?

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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2020, 08:32:49 PM »
Prolly stolen right off Grandpa`s bench.

a little story. i asked if i could plug it in. it was marked 50 but was stuck. hit the switch and it just hummed. i said what will you  take and he said 20 bucks. i knew the risk was worth it so walked out to get my cash. when i came back in it was humming quietly on the counter. someone had adjusted the spark shield against the wheel (not me). one of the guys at the counter had figured it out and loosened it up. the price went up 10 bucks in 2 minutes but it was still worth it.

he said a lady had brought it and some other power tools in and they  had just come out. i have no idea what else there was as everything else was junk.
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Re: 1/2 hp block grinder at the pawnie
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2020, 09:05:27 PM »
Great grab! Some of the best grinders ever made

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