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11-12-2007, 10:58 AM
I recently bought a Delta GR 150 bench grinder. It uses 6" wheels with a 1/2 inch hole and 3/4 " width. I am having a time finding replacement wheels for it unless I want to order them from Delta. I need 36 grit and 60 grit. If anybody can give me a lead I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.
11-12-2007, 11:06 AM
You should be able to find them at most of the usual places. Sears sells them, and if nothing else, check Ebay. They may not be 3/4", but you can still use a 1/2 or 5/8".
11-12-2007, 11:18 AM
worst case scenario, take off any remaing labels that may show the manufacturer's name on the disk(s). take the un-marked disks to your local hardware store, and start comparing disks to that size. the reason to remove the lable is so that if a salesman comes up, he won't have any numbers to campare on his computer in order to find the exact match. there is a good chance that there will be cheaper, generic branded wheel sitting there. if he has the numbers, he will probably try to sell you the more expensive one. this trick also works at auto-parts stores. just tell the guy: "I don't know what it's off of, but i need the cheapest replacement piece you can give me for it."
hope that helps...
11-12-2007, 01:50 PM
Thanks for your input.
11-12-2007, 07:45 PM
Sounds like a fairly common size... I think you'll find them eventually.
One thing I like to order from McMaster-Carr or other sources are these shaft spacers for grinding or buffing wheels that go from 1/2", 5/8" and 3/4" to 1" diameter. They come in various widths, are made of plastic and are about $1 a pair. I always keep a set in the top drawer of the tool box. They come in handy for mounting a deburr wheel to your grinder.
PS: the Ryobi grinder shown goes on sale every holiday season for $25 at Home Depot. I've bought one the past 2 years and they both are running strong. I strip them down for deburr wheel use and the lights are disconnected from inside and wire holes are plugged.
11-13-2007, 01:05 AM
I LOVE eBay for many reasons. This would be one of them.
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