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Old 06-24-2004, 08:22 PM
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Maybe I'm just old-fashion, but I like my power tools bolted to something that I know won't move (unless said tool is intended to be portable).

My bench-grinder is BOLTED to my workbench, which is BOLTED to my workshop, which is solidly fastened to the Earth ! That grinder isn't going anywhere without the shop going with it !....Same for the vise......same for the Oxygen & Acetylene bottles......

If I had a grinder stand like that, I think I'd get out the masonry bits, put some holes in the shop floor, and lag that puppy down !
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:16 PM
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Aw geez, just get a mounted tire, weld an upright to the center of the rim, put a plate on top of the upright for the grinder to bolt to, and then,
fill the tire with water. After you've pumped the tire full of water, slide the thing into place, and pump about 10# of air into the tire. Bolt the grinder to the plate, and you're set for at least 20 years.
Of course, if you decide to move the thing, figure on needing at least a garden tractor to drag it.
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Old 06-25-2004, 07:14 AM
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If any of you guys reload ammo. Those cheap stands are exellent to mount a press on. add some casters and you have a portable stand for less than twenty bucks.
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:01 AM
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I'm with Franz on this one. My stand is a truck rim without a tire, filled with a 20 lb bag of portland cement, and the damn thing still walks. That's because the part on the floor is steel and the floor is far from being flat. However a rim with a tire on it will work because the rubber will isolate the vibrations in the stand and stick to the concrete floor somewhat.

As Ol' Pilot and Rodburner stated, I can move it around really easy, which is important for me...

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Old 06-28-2004, 11:08 AM
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well ... this weekend I afixed the grinder stand to the rim and the thing still walks like crazy. I had a thought this morning on the way to work that maybe the rock or the grinder brush is so worn that one or the other (or both) is what is causing it vibrate so much. It used to move a bit but you could put your foot on it and it'd be ok. Not now ... it does a jig across the floor like critphy running from da gators !
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:27 AM
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Well hell Jack, put the dresser onit and go from there.
Of course you could always dial indicate them.
OR, you coulda done it with the tire like I said, and it wold't move.
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:29 AM
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not everybody has room for a rim with a tire on it
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:31 AM
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Think of the tire as a convenient SHELF and you'll have room!
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:43 AM
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I use a rim. After I welded the pipe to it, I filled the top with concrete. It does not walk.

Try putting some inner tube rubber under it.
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:55 AM
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I am going to fill it with concrete next. I used an IFS rim and put the face of the rim down so I have alot of area on the "top" side that I can fill with concrete.

How does water compare weight wise with concrete. I wouldn't do this since there are so many holes but what if the rim didn't have all the holes in it and were sealed up and filled with water. Would water be heavier than concrete ? and perhaps even have some vibration isolation dampening qualities ?
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