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By Gozoman
#1156564
I have an old Wolf Bench Grinder Model No. TG6D, serial No. 892343 and one of the tool rests has broken. I gave it to my cousin who can fix most things but he said he had no luck trying to fix it. I know I could go out and buy a new grinder but this one belonged to my father and they were far better made back then than the things you buy now. Does anyone know where I could find a replacement tool rest as I'm not having much luck so far? I have attached a photo of the one on the other side.
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By Myfordman
#1156612
From the marks round the hexagon, I think this is a pressure die-casting and nigh on impossible to repair.

I'd be looking to fabricate one as I think you will have zero chance of locating a spare one.
By Gozoman
#1156640
Myfordman wrote:From the marks round the hexagon, I think this is a pressure die-casting and nigh on impossible to repair.

I'd be looking to fabricate one as I think you will have zero chance of locating a spare one.


Yeah my cousin said it can't be welded and it can't be brazed. I was hoping someone had an old grinder lying in a corner with the tool rests going spare I suppose. I can go out tomorrow and buy a new grinder but this one was my late father's so it has more meaning, plus they are better made than the new ones.
By sunnybob
#1156661
keep it for sentimental reasons by all means, but put it in a cupboard and buy new. Its a grinder, not a delicate scientific instrument. And new grinders come with full replacement guarantees if you get a dodgy one.
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By Rhyolith
#1156744
Don't give up on it yet! I have a wolf grinder and it has an improvised tool reast that looks easy to make (it came with it, i didn't make it). Will post a picture in a bit.
By heimlaga
#1156806
No way you should scrap an old Wolf only because a tool rest is broken.
Fabricating a new tool rest isn't very difficult. Converting a chineese piece of junk into a functional bench grinder is a lot harder.

The tool rest can be make by the simplified method suggested by Rhyolith or as a technical copy of the old one. It will not look the same but it will work the same way.

It isn't very difficult to drill a round hole in a piece of thick walled steel tubing or solid mild steel and file ot hexagonal. Just like I did when I made the shaw guard for my l'Invincibile T160 spindle moulder
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By worn thumbs
#1156813
Wolf made excellent machines and if the grinder means a lot to you,it may be worth taking the time to fix it.Given that you need a hexagonal hole,would a car boot sale spanner be a donor for the bottom end?It might need annealing but you could get your practical buddy to weld to it.
By Gozoman
#1157077
worn thumbs wrote:Wolf made excellent machines and if the grinder means a lot to you,it may be worth taking the time to fix it.Given that you need a hexagonal hole,would a car boot sale spanner be a donor for the bottom end?It might need annealing but you could get your practical buddy to weld to it.


That could be an idea!
By Inspector
#1157167
A 6 point socket (hexagonal) would be better than a wrench I think.

If I were doing it though I would get some aluminium bar or plate and bandsaw it to shape after drilling and filing the hole. Do the tapped one before shaping too.

Pete
By JamesLam
#1296091
It seems like the tool post set-up is an issue on this model. Either the post is lost, the end casting is broken or the rest is removed and/or lost.

The grinder is still made in India to this day by under the Ralli Wolf brand. Has anyone had luck trying to get spares or if they are compatible?