Dan a bench grinder is a must in a shop, about five years ago someone got hurt with a benchgrinder at another distribution center of our company. The maintenance manager at the time had just started with us and it was his first managers job, he got a company e-mail that went to all centers about the accident and took out both grinders in our shop. I remember clamping a 4 1/2 hand grinder in a vise to get things done, lucky for us the guy didn't stay long and as soon as the new manager came in we replaced one grinder. A bench grinder is took for granted,its kinda like air, you don't think about it till you have to do without it.
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