electric motor shaft question.

Do any of you know if there is an adapter available that I can install on the shaft that would enable me to put a buffing wheel or grindstone on the motor? All I can do now is put a pulley wheel on. Thanks
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** Electric Motor Arbor Adapter - 1/2" Shaft.
Multi purpose motor arbor adapter for 1/2" motor shafts.
Converts electric motor into polisher, grinder buffer, etc.
Shipping weight - 1 lb.
http://www.cvfsupplycompany.com/arad1dr.html -- Oren
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Thanks Oren for your help. I will print a picture and check out locally first.
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Save the ink..
Know the dia/size of the shaft/adaptor you need.
Just as important would be the correct RPM for the device you buy.
-- Oren
Hofstadter's Law - It [a task] always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.
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Good link from other poster. Proly also MSC, McMaster-Carr, Graingers, mebbe Sears.
You might find, tho, that 6" grinders are so cheap, and occasionally on sale, that just buying a grinder is ultimately the better choice--esp. if you subscribe to wheel covers, tool rests, safety glass, water cup, etc. Plus, 6" grinders are double ended, so you can put a buffer on one side, and grinding wheel on the other. No sale: $29-$39. Sale: $19. Harbor Freight, Sears, HD, etc.
If you insist on using your motor, they make a stand-alone double sided wheel mount, which has a center pulley and would be driven by your motor/pulley/belt. I plucked one of these out of a dumpster, and actually use it! In addition to my six other grinders/sanders. :) Uses more real estate, tho.
You may want to post on rec.crafts.metalworking for more than you ever wanted to know about grinding setups. :)
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On Fri, 22 Jun 2007 13:15:41 -0400, "Proctologically Violated"

That's what I have. I got a General brand one of what you said at one of the rural auctions, and a big motor from somewhere, mounted on a piece of wood.
I think it turns about 1 to 2 times as fast as the motor does and works well for a grind stone and a wire wheel.

True. Fairly hard to adjust the belt tension right, but I only have to do that every 3 years or less. It may also be an advantage that if something jams the wheel, the belt slips. Not sure what a direct drive would do in that situation.
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It's called an "Arbor" they come in different shaft sizes. The better ones cost about 15 bucks and can be had from the folks selling home made windmill parts -less runout than the ones on a blister pack in the hardware.
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