Up for sale is a vintage Craftsman half horse "block" grinder (grinder only, pedestal not included). Don't confuse this with the much more common 1/3 HP Craftsman bench grinders. This is the more rare and desirable 1/2 HP Commercial grinder. These were built to last more than a lifetime.
The copper windings on these are much thicker than the new throw away grinders. This half-horse can handle what you throw at it. I replaced the bearings with new double-sided sealed bearings, which will last another 50 years. The motor hums softly and the shaft spins smoothly.
I've added a picture of when I was replacing the bearings. The glass on the eye shields is the original double thick safety glass with no cracks and in very good condition. The tabs that hold the glass in are all there and not broken or cut off. The cord and plug are still in very nice shape. The rubber boots on the base are all there and still pliable and in very good condition.
The light comes on when you plug it in (bulb not included). This can also be wired to run on 220V if you prefer it AND the wiring diagram is still on the back of the base plate. Please use the pictures as a description.
The item "Vintage 7 Craftsman Commercial 1/2 HP Block Grinder 397.19590 3450 RPM" is in sale since Tuesday, May 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Tools & Workshop Equipment\Power Tools\Grinders".zebra" and is located in Richmond, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.