Jet 4200A. “Designed in USA made in Taiwan” says the sticker. I bought this particular machine because I have used the Rockwell sander from the 1960s this is copied from. The base is actually 1/8″ thick sheet metal and the castings are very nice. The angle adjustment for the tables is smooth and locks in place firmly.
[Given to friend] Modified Delta belt/disc sander. Now 4″x48″ belt sander with heavy duty rest.
[Given to friend] Black and decker 6″ bench grinder. Left wheel standard aluminum oxide for grinding tig tungsten. Right wheel is a CGW blue Aluminum Oxide designed for grinding High Speed Steel. I ground all my first lathe bits with this wheel.
This is an 8″ PRM (Production Tool Supply store brand) grinder that I mounted on a pedestal. Very similar to the Palmgren brand grinder. I added a cooling cup and do my HSS lathe bits on this grinder now. At 3/4 hp it is significantly more powerful than most 6 and 8″ bench grinders and make quick work of roughing in special lathe bit from blanks.
Traditional style pedestal base. A good use for the 2 ply tires that come on cheap trailers.