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Discussion in 'Grinders' started by ToddR, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Hi guys. If this exists somewhere already, my apologies. I did a quick search and didn't find anything so I made a new thread. (I should complain to the staff I suppose). I'm thinking about a grinder stand.

    Anyway... I'm working feverishly on my new Sayber. It occurs to me that I'm going to have to chew up more valuable workbench space or, make a stand for it. I guess I could buy one too. I always feel silly buying stuff like that when i have a shop full of tools and keep every sliver of scrap that comes through it. I know how to make stuff and can even draw up decent plans but, I get this thing where if I have too many options I get paralyzed by all the cool things I think I might try and end up doing none of them. Does anybody have a good idea for a free standing grinder stand? I only really want something that is solid but, with effort, still movable. I have an old heavy patio umbrella base (old school - like 80lbs of metal) that i was thinking of using but I don't know if it'd be heavy enough to contain the unrelenting fury of the Sayber OSG.

    Any input, ideas or anecdotes about grinder bases would be much appreciated. Thanks fellas.
     
  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    I used a $5 garage sale Craftsman workmate. (Black & Decker used to make them too). I added two struts of 1" square steel and mounted the grinder's 1/4" base plate to them. I am not a super tall guy and I find that the base sitting at about 30" works good for me. The particular workmate has two height settings, but you got to bolt it in the one you want.

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  3. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    great idea. I think i can even find one or two of these in my brothers garage (he won't miss them).
     
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  4. Kevin MacPherson

    Kevin MacPherson Member

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    I bought a very nice stand on amazon for about $75 delivered
     

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