I bought it and was assembling it this afternoon. Here's a report so
The left wheel wobbles. But, the right one doesn't and that's the
wheel I use. I put a wire wheel on the other.
On one cover plate (the plate on the side that attaches to the guard
around the wheel and covers the side of the wheel) there was a
stripped/wallered out phillips screw head. I had to drill it out to
remove the cover. It probably doesn't need but two screws anyway.
The cover plate on the other side had a screw so tight I thought I was
going to have to drill it out too. I finally got it loose, but not
without boogering up the head ( tightening them too tight at the
assembly plant is how the other one got stripped.)
The holes in the wheel guards are not tapped through, so the attaching
bolts require a good deal of force and don't go in straight. Because
they're tight and going into sheet metal you worry you'll strip them
trying to get them tight enough to hold. The wire wheel was in the
car which was gone with my wife, so I don't yet know what finishing
the assembly will be like.
See my next post on attaching a wire wheel.
Now that I have the wire wheel/brush, it has a 5/8" hole. The grinder
has a 1/2" arbor. It is supposed to have a reducing insert for the
hole (they call it a 1/2" adapter). The adapter is missing. It would
cost me more than the brush cost to drive back to the store. The
national customer "satisfaction" department says they only sell the
brush in stores, and though they have it in the warehouse, they won't
mail me the missing part because the item isn't sold on their website.
I explained I was coming to understand how they got their reputation
and will go to Home Depot for another brush.
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 20:21:32 -0500, Ken Hall
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