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.
Ease of Use
out of 5