I'm trying to restore/resurrect an Old Black&Decker Bench Grinder. (I'm
guessing from the 50's or 60's.)
The bearing seem sound. The arbor spins smoothly. However, there are a
couple issues I need your help/advise on:
One, it is slow starting and some time goes backwards for a moment or two.
It seems to try to get going and some times does, sometime doesn't.
Second, there is a short somewhere in the wiring. The original switch was
replaced with a wall light switch. The screws holding the switch to the
base were "insulated" with rubber washers. The screws are "live" (I can
draw an arch from them to a ground!) This is the first item I will correct.
Can I use a standard household light switch for this?
Any help/suggestions as to wiring the switch (The motor has 2 unmarked
wires). I was planning on using a 3 wire grounded replacement cord and
wiring the ground wire to the base. However, I am looking for help on the
Do the two issues sound related?
Any suggestions as other repair solutions?
Thanks for the advice!
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