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Nail Driving Fool
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I'm kicking around the idea of adding a bench grinder in my tool trailer. Its probably not something that I would use a lot but it is one of those tools that are indispensable when you need it.

I just finished up some remodel work where the homeowner insisted on reusing a whole pile of rusty hardware. After launching stuff across the driveway trying to clean it up with a wire cup wheel on a 4 1/2" grinder I got to thinking that a bench grinder on site would have made this about 100 times easier.

Of course tool trailers are by default cramped already and I'm not sure I want to sacrifice the space that it would take to mount one. So for those of you that have a grinder mounted in your trailers, how often do you actually use it?
 

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Capra Aegagrus
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I wouldn't waste the space on it. My angle grinder works fine for miscellaneous sharpening and rust removal; in a situation like you describe, it would be more appropriate to haul the pile of scrap back to the shop for cleanup.
 

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The Grand Wazoo
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I have one mounted on the workbench in my trailer, but I used my trailer to transport late model stock cars.
 

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Radical Basement Dweller
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Mount it on a plywood base with real rubber feet and you can store it and use it as needed.
 

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I just finished up some remodel work where the homeowner insisted on reusing a whole pile of rusty hardware. After launching stuff across the driveway trying to clean it up with a wire cup wheel on a 4 1/2" grinder I got to thinking that a bench grinder on site would have made this about 100 times easier.
I use vinegar and a ziplock bag to get most of the rust off - a lot less time, since I can be doing something else while it soaks.
 

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its good stuff. Evaporust, and its reusable until its saturated. Thats one way. THe other way is just to get a tumbler and load it with material. Crushed walnut. I use it anyways for reloading. Cheap tumblers can be had for not much money, probably saved you a few hours of labor (and bleeding fingers).
 

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Love me some Concrete
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Got one, mounted on bench in trailer, rarely used it, always in the way. Moved it to inside a cabinet and can clamp it to bench if needed. Have never used it, LOL. Just cant take it out "just in case".

Wouldn't do again
 
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