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Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« on: June 14, 2011, 06:22:19 PM »
I now have 3 1950-70's vintage Craftsman grinders.

A 3/4 HP model: 397.19350 'Block' grinder that was recently restored. Some of you may remember a thread that appeared here, but got accidentally scrubbed when some house keeping was done. If you are curious, there's a thread on over at GG forum. I trust it's OK to post the link here, if not please remove it Rusty.  http://www.thegaragegazette.com/index.php?topic=4919.0


A 1/3 HP model: 115.7566 pre-block grinder undergoing a slow restoration. In fact, the 3/4 HP was bought for parts to finish the 1/3 HP resto; but in the end the 3/4 Block grinder is wearing the eye-shield packs from the 1/3 HP grinder.


And today's find. 'Big Blue'!


From what I've seen on another forum, this looks like it is a 1 H.P. model: 397.19360 - 'Block' grinder. (permission to use images has been granted, thanks emeraldcoupe!)




Here's what it looks like after a wipe down and partial inspection for part numbers /id information.






The stone looks original and is only slightly used, but will be replaced due to chips near the arbor hole.


The wire wheel is in great condition and with some light wire wheeling to remove some rust, a Craftsman logo was revealed.


I set 'Big Blue' aside for now; I really want to get that 1/3 HP off the bench, on the stand, and mount some buffing wheels.
Thanks for looking.  :beerdude:
« Last Edit: June 14, 2011, 10:27:56 PM by torqueman2002 »
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Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 06:39:00 PM »
Wow that is one heck of a grinder, they don't get much better.
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 08:59:31 PM »
I'm very respectful of the 3/4 HP guy I just re-did, it has a LOT more oomph than 'Little Red'. I must be out of my mind to get 'Big Blue', but I just couldn't help myself.

'Little Red'
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 10:21:41 PM »
why cant i find one :P

 i dont want to know what you spent but you get  a "You suck" from me

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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 10:41:45 PM »
That one horse is too big for you. You should send it to me.

Links don't matter to me. We use this as a contact point if something acts up on the Gazette.
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 10:46:56 PM »
I now have 3 1950-70's vintage Craftsman grinders.

A 3/4 HP model: 397.19350 'Block' grinder that was recently restored. Some of you may remember a thread that appeared here, but got accidentally scrubbed when some house keeping was done. If you are curious, there's a thread on over at GG forum. I trust it's OK to post the link here, if not please remove it Rusty.  [url]http://www.thegaragegazette.com/index.php?topic=4919.0[/url]


A 1/3 HP model: 115.7566 pre-block grinder undergoing a slow restoration. In fact, the 3/4 HP was bought for parts to finish the 1/3 HP resto; but in the end the 3/4 Block grinder is wearing the eye-shield packs from the 1/3 HP grinder.


And today's find. 'Big Blue'!


From what I've seen on another forum, this looks like it is a 1 H.P. model: 397.19360 - 'Block' grinder. (permission to use images has been granted, thanks emeraldcoupe!)




Here's what it looks like after a wipe down and partial inspection for part numbers /id information.






The stone looks original and is only slightly used, but will be replaced due to chips near the arbor hole.


The wire wheel is in great condition and with some light wire wheeling to remove some rust, a Craftsman logo was revealed.


I set 'Big Blue' aside for now; I really want to get that 1/3 HP off the bench, on the stand, and mount some buffing wheels.
Thanks for looking.  :beerdude:


those are some great grinders. if you like the 3/4 hp one, wait until you use the 1hp, it's stupidly powerful :) 

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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 10:57:52 PM »
That one horse is too big for you. You should send it to me.

Links don't matter to me. We use this as a contact point if something acts up on the Gazette.
You maybe right! What will you take to take it off my hands for me? :billcat:
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2011, 11:03:57 PM »
those are some great grinders. if you like the 3/4 hp one, wait until you use the 1hp, it's stupidly powerful :)
'Big Blue' sounds mean! I'm going to have to be awake when I use it.

And Hey, welcome to the forum! Good people here, you'll like it.  :salide:
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 05:44:27 AM »
I'd certainly come up with some kind of rest or we may me calling you stumpy.
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 10:32:57 AM »
You had better always be wide awake with those. One little slip can be major damage. But man they do such a good job!
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 02:34:06 PM »
Is there a 12-step program to cure you of this addiction? LOL

Nice find!!!

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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 05:30:40 PM »
Yeah but the 12 step program means he's got to get 9 more grinders. :lol3:
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 05:56:46 PM »
I thought it was 12 of each size and each use?
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Re: Look what followed me home, another Block Grinder
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2011, 10:02:07 PM »
I thought it was 12 of each size and each use?

Oh boy! I can't get my MG in the garage as it is now! And did I tell you, I have a vintage Craftsman drill press model: 103.23590 ready for resto? And then there's a band saw, and a welder, and.... :billcat:


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