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Re: [Shop-talk] Grinder pedestal

To: Brad Kahler <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Grinder pedestal
From: Brian Kemp <>
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:43:59 -0800
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I second Doug's idea.  Assorted pieces of plywood with a 1x2 screwed to 
them make good bases.  I clamp it in my Black and Decker Workmate.

Another option is to attach your pedestal to a sheet of thicker plywood 
and stand on the plywood while you grind.  Use some threaded inserts to 
make the base easily removable for storage.


On 2/9/2015 6:36 PM, Doug Braun wrote:
> I have one of those Craftsman folding workbenches with the two-piece
> clamping top surface.
> It is pretty stable.  I also have several benchtop tools, like a small
> router table, a small band saw, and a buffer.
> I mounted each of these tools on a a 14" x 24" piece of plywood with an
> additional 2" wide strip running across
> the underside.  To use a tool, I put it on top of the workbench with the 2"
> strip between the two pieces of
> workbench table, so it can be clamped in place.  The tools that are not
> being used live on some shelving brackets
> on my garage wall.
> This system has worked well for me.
> Doug
> On Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 7:50 PM, Brad Kahler <> wrote:
>> I've got several bench grinders that I would like to mount on some sort of
>> movable pedestals.  I don't want to anchor them to the floor so whatever I
>> end up using needs to be stable but portable.
>> I've got several of the Harbor Freight 3 footed pedestals that would only
>> work if anchored to the floor and worse they are two short to use.
>> Any suggestions on something that can be purchased, fabricated or what not?
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