Baldor 510 Tool Grinder

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Baldor 510 Tool Grinder
Baldor 510.jpg
Owner/Loaner PS:One
Serial Number {{{serial}}}
Make/Model Baldor 510
Arrival Date January 2015
Usability yes
Contact Area Host (Dean Anderson)
Where Machine Shop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $125
Host Area Cold Metals

Baldor 510 Tool Grinder Area: Cold Metals


This is a tool grinder; it's not intended for general purpose grinding like pedestal or bench grinders. An aluminum oxide (white) wheel is mounted. It's relatively expensive and is consumed faster than the grey aluminum oxide wheels on a pedestal grinder. Therefore, only tool bits made of steel are permitted.

Adjusting the table is super easy and super useful.


While we have wheels made from other materials, they're for carbide and are not mounted. Until we have solid dust collection, carbide grinding is a significant dust hazard and is not allowed.

Materials other than steel on the white wheel can cause dangerous wheel loading. Aluminum lathe tools aren't worth your time anyway.

The wheels are designed for grinding on the flat only. For a hollow grind, it's actually notably cheaper to use a normal pedestal grinder.


A miter fence exists, but it's a hack. One that's a protractor and has a thumb screw would be nice.



Grinding Wheels

Wheels aren't easy to find. The only online manufacturer locateable was CGW. A finer wheel on the other side of the spindle would be nice, but they're not readily available.

Wheel specs:

  • Aluminum oxide (for HSS), preferably white
  • Plate mounted, type 50
  • 6" wheel diameter; 1" height
  • 1" arbor hole
  • Check the machine for RPM

Ordered: CGW White AO Plate Mounted Cup Wheel. 5225-0025


Grab a cheapy diamond dresser from the internet and be gentle with it. The one we had is no more.

List of Currently Certified Users

Qualified Member Trained By
Dean Anderson Virtue of Area Hostness
Everett Wilson Danger committee
Tom Judge Everett Wilson
Anna Yu Everett Wilson
Eric Beauchamp Everett Wilson