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Manufactured/Badged by:
Montgomery Ward | Powr-Kraft
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True Manufacturer:
General Hardware Co., Milwaukee, WI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
Machine Size: 8"
Submitted By: Jim Johnson
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: WC 5157 8" Grinder
Date of Manufacturer: ? 1960's
Serial Number: n/a
Last Updated 9/8/2017 12:09:34 PM

Comments:
OP - 9-8-2017
This was my Dad's grinder - I grew up with this on a workbench in the basement, powered by the Powr-Kraft 1/3 HP motor that came with it. It has spent a few years out on the back porch, and somewhere along the way one of the rests was lost. It is pretty beefy as a grinder, the wheel guards are cast, not stamped steel like the 6" version I have, and the belt pulley is set up for V-belt or flat-belt.

Has a 'CB-8' cast into the inside of the base - same as a General 8" mandrel.

Will get this one cleaned up, new bearings, and put it back to work.

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Comments: front view 5157
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Comments: front view 5157 before
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Comments: ball bearing decal
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Comments: rear view 5157
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Comments: comparing 5157 to 5153
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