Using the Wrong Tool to Balance a Grinding Wheel

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Today we’re balancing a wheel for the surface grinder using an RC prop balancer. It’s definitely the wrong tool for the job, but it might work anyway.

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Tools used in this video:

Bondhus Metric Hex Key Set (Amazon*):
Bondhus SAE Hex Key Set (Amazon*):
HHIP 2-4-6 Blocks (pair) (Amazon*):
Knipex Pliers Wrench 3-Piece Set (Amazon*):
Noga MC1700 Mini-Cool Kit (Amazon*):

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00:00 Intro
00:50 Balancing hardware
04:38 Shopping for balancers
07:52 Prop balancer as a design pattern
12:10 Or maybe the prop balancer will work?
15:47 Test grind!
20:27 Inspecting the result
21:48 Wrap

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