Specifications & Dimensions
|General Warranty:||1 year|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||22|
|Amps:||Dash for COMPARES & UNKNOWNS|
|Eye Shield Type:||Clear|
|Grinder Size:||6 in.|
|Disc Wheel Diameter:||6 in.|
Ratings & Reviews
6-Inch Grinder with Lamp is Designed for Easy Grinding Precision
The Craftsman 1/6-HP 6-inch bench grinder with lamp features thin-line motor housing for easy grinding of longer materials and a large, independently-operable lamp for lighting both set up and grinding operations. Whether you're a homeowner who simply enjoys tackling do-it-yourself projects and small repair jobs in your spare time or you're a full-time construction worker with a commercial workshop, this bench grinder is a great addition to any work space.
The 6-inch grinder with lamp includes one 36-grit and one 60-grit wheel. These tools can take on a wide variety of projects. Thanks to the large, cast iron base, vibration is minimal. You get a peace of mind knowing that the bench has optimal stability, even during labor intensive jobs, as well as safe operation, thanks to the wide, clear eye shields with sturdy spark guard supports. This bench grinder is an ideal size to fit into many workshops with ease.
- Make grinding jobs more simple with the Craftsman 1/6-HP 6 in. bench grinder with lamp
- 6 in. grinder disc wheel
- Thin-line motor housing allows for easy, long material grinding
- Large lamp with independent operation illuminates set up and grinding tasks
- Lighted on/off rocker switch
- Two wheels: 36-grit and 60-grit to tackle a wide range of projects
- Sizable, cast iron base for reduced vibration and heightened stability
- Wide, clear eye shields with sturdy spark guard supports for safe operation
- Measures 19.3 in. L x 10.2 in. W x 9.3 in. H
- Weighs 22 lbs.
- Includes a general 1-year warranty
- Available for Gift Wrap
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
Bought this grinder to save some labor from hand sharpening many garden tools, mower blades, etc. Was impressed how firm its foundation was after I fastened it (with some narrow bolts) to my work bench. After being mounted and convenient, other uses became obvious: smoothing edges on cut metal, sharpening chisels, grinding fabricated parts to make them fit. In other words, if you have this grinder, you will probably use it a lot. The light is a benefit, also; even when not using the grinder, having the light on helps one to read barely discernible labels. The unit is light weight, and I plan on taking it to other locations. NOTE: the fasteners I encountered were all metric, and you might need such wrenches to assemble and adjust it.
Pompano Beach, FL
I bought this to be able to buff acrylic. The threads cut into the end of the shaft stopped too far out for me to be able to mount my 6" cloth wheel easily, so I bought several flat washers to take up some of the excess room. That worked fine. The actual mounting process would be better if there was a way to lock the shaft while taking off the nut. The manuals suggestion of jamming a piece of wood into the opposite wheel didn't work for me, so I wound up using a pair of vise-grips to hold the opposite wheel in place. The unit seems to start slowly, and build up to full speed over several seconds.
Mars Hill, NC
Bought as Christmas present for my husband. He loves it. He uses it for all his grinding projects. He made a table to mount it to and it mounted easily. Very satisfied with product.
This was an insurance replacement for an older Craftsman 6" bench grinder that was damaged from facility water issue. The on/off switch is much lighter duty than the older model and will likely cause problems in the future -- but my impression of this may be wrong. This grinder did not come with a stone dresser, so I had to steal the one from the older one. Seems to run smooth out of the box and will work for most light duty grinding. I am going to say that I would not recommend this to a friend because there are less expensive bench grinders out there that are very comparable, but overall it is very usable.
Purchased this bench grinder on sale over the holidays for less than $50. Definitely not on the high end but works well for my limited grinder use. Lamp is a nice touch.
The motor startup took some time to stabilize. The instructions were clear and easy to understand. Great for doing small projects but I'm sure it can perform more serious jobs
We are super excited to have this product. We've had no issues with it at all. It does an excellent job sharpening lawn mower blades and the attached light helps out a lot because out garage is so dimly lit.
I use mine to sharpen lawn mower blades, shovel tips and other tools. The size is small enough to move it around but big and strong enough to do everything I have needed it to do. It is a very smooth running motor. It will certainly out-live me.
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