View Full Version : Disk Grinder work rest are done!!

02-14-2012, 02:10 PM
They are finished!! I made a few changes from the protoype previously posted...made the table bigger and a few other little touches.




Mounts to the face of the motor
45 Degree miter stop. (removable)
Work table is easily removable.
Tilts and adjusts "up-down" and "In-out"
Made from Steel.


The price is $298 for the work rest assembly. The motor, disk and variable speed drive is sold seperately.They are ready to ship.

Tracy will offer these also... he will have them in stock next week.


02-15-2012, 10:13 AM
Rob I have my finger on the order button but I'm curious how much travel is available in the table arms? What I'm getting to is that I use the Nielson interchangeable disc system that is about 3/8" thicker than a standard disc is and I'm wondering if there is enough travel in these arms to still allow for a solid clamp up when using my disc system. I realize that you don't have this set up on hand yourself so this handicaps your answer however if I could know how far out from your disc the table will go and still be securely locked up then I can make the decision for myself.

Thanks in advance for your help and killer products!


02-16-2012, 06:40 AM
Rob, I am also waiting for an answer. I also have one fitted with the nielson quick change disc system. I hate the workrest on the disc grider i cureently have.

02-16-2012, 08:06 AM
Good info Dave!! ...and also an answer for you too Doug,

Here's more info.


When the work rest is fully extended...back away from the disk....it is about 3/8" away from the end of the motor shaft...as seen in this photo. Not sure if this is enough or not. Notice how the receiver blocks athat accept the arms are mounted on the back side of the motor plate in this photo above.

But...if the "receiver blocks" are moved to the front of the motor plate...then there is no issue. See these pics below where I've moved the receivers to the front:



Originally, it was intended to put these blocks on the front of the plate...thinking that it would provide the most stiffness to the workrest....but visually to me...it seemd to "look" cleaner with the receivers on the back of the plate. I don't know...it will work both ways.

I'm not sure if I've explained this very well...let me know.

I hope this helps.


02-16-2012, 08:48 AM
Thank you Rob, You have explained just fine. If it works both ways then we should be good! Might have to use a shorter bolt to fasten to the face plate.

02-16-2012, 10:45 AM
Yeah Rob it would seem that we're good to go then if it works in both configurations. Cool! :happy:

02-16-2012, 10:55 AM
I just ordered! :biggrin: