Woodcraft 8" Variable Speed Bench Grinder

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
2.5
out of 5
Brand:
Woodcraft
Model:
150780
Price:
$120

Description

A slow speed grinder is ideal for sharpening tools without generating the edge destroying heat that you get so quickly from 3450 RPM grinders. Wheels are 1" x 8", 60 and 120 grit.

WOOD magazine review

Woodcraft Bench Grinder

Review Summary

This affordable, single-speed grinder doesn’t offer a task light or a dressing tool, but in exchange you get high- quality, aluminum-oxide wheels meant for sharpening tools. And for what those wheels would cost as an upgrade, you could easily add a light and dressing tool, and still be money ahead. The grinder’s slow speed means minimal vibration: It stayed put on our bench, even without clamping it in place.
However, we had to double-face-tape wedges to the fixed-angle tool rests to hold our plane irons at the proper angle. Adjusting the tool rests forward and back requires a wrench that you must provide. Although you could mount a wire wheel or buffing pad, doing so requires removing five screws from the wheel cover. And the slow speed means jobs with these accessories will take longer. Get it if: You touch up woodworking tool edges frequently. Forget it if: You’re not willing to work a bit to set it up.

Detailed Ratings

3.8
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

5

Reader Reviews

questions

Review Summary

i would like to have seen what the rpm on this grinder is..it doesnt tell me that....tks

Detailed Ratings

2.5
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

1

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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