i came across a great buy at a garage sale on an OLD craftsman bench grinder. was doing some research for parts and found out they are no longer available. no worries there!
my question is this.
i pulled it a part and am cleaning it up. on the shaft, on either side is a bushing which is approx 1 1/2" long. it appears to be what the plate buts up against to mount the grinding wheel(s) and/or wire brush.
anyway...on one side this bushing is attached to the shaft. on the other side, the bushing is loose and spins around the shaft. is this a problem? do i need to secure this shaft or is it oh that it moves.
if i have to secure it somehow i was thinking of either drilling and tapping a small hole and installing a set screw or, welding it to the shaft.
which would be better if it does need to be secured?
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