Specifications & Dimensions
|Adjustable Speed Dial:||Yes|
|Eye Shield Type:||Clear|
|Grinder Size:||6 in.|
|Disc Wheel Diameter:||6 in.|
Ratings & Reviews
Perform All Kinds of Grinding and Sharpening Jobs with Variable Speed 6" Grinding Center
Craftsman variable speed 6" grinding center offers lots of versatility for grinding and sharpening operations. It features variable speed control from 2000 up to 3450 RPM for a wide range of tasks. The quick change wheel guards let you swap out wheels in a few seconds, and thin-line motor housing allows for easy grinding of longer materials.
The variable speed 6" grinding center comes with a large flexible worklight that operates separately from grinding operations. It comes with one grinding and one wire wheel for maximum versatility. The large adjustable tool rests have a patented attachment for accurate bit sharpening. The water cooling tray prevents overheating, and the large oversized cast iron base reduces vibration and provides stability. The grinding center comes with wide clear eye shields and sturdy spark guards.
- Craftsman variable speed 6" grinding center has everything needed for a variety of grinding and sharpening tasks
- Variable speed control from 2000 to 3450 RPM
- Quick change wheel guards
- Thin line motor housings provides easy grinding of longer materials
- Handheld wheel dresser
- Water cooling tray prevents overheating
- Flexible worklight that works independently from grinder
- Adjustable tools rests and patented attachment for accurate bit sharpening
- Water cooling tray prevents overheating
- Large cast iron base provides stability and minimizes vibration
- Comes with wide clear eye shields and sturdy spark guards
- 2 Amp motor
- Dimensions are 15 in. L x 12.6 in. W x 12.2 in. H
- Craftsman quality workmanship and materials
Added on July 26, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I spent over an hour cleaning rust off tools after setting the bench grinder up. The variable speed feature is cool and the weight of the unit makes it wery solid even before I mounted it to the bench top. The grinding wheels and brushes are very easy to change out and the flexible lamp is very helpful. I would strongly recommend the Bench Grinder.
This item was ok. Not really impressed though. Could be better guides on it for standard grinding like chisels, planes, axes etc. I would bolt this to the table as it does wobble a bit. Needs better guides.
Great grinder. I'm not a professional, just a weekend garage warrior. I mounted this to a wood work bench. There is not any vibration and runs smooth. The only down side is the wire wheel that came with it, it seems cheap and falls apart when cleaning tools. Easy fix. All in all love it.
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my husband. He loves the Variable Speed that this offers. He has used it a few times for light buffing, and looks forward to using it to its full potential with some of his upcoming summer projects.
After buying this grinder I knew I made a mistake. It works fine on light duty projects but with only slight pressure on the wire brush or grinding wheel you can actually bring it to a dead stop. The bench light is a nice idea but the vibration from the grinder shakes the filaments loose in any light bulb you put in it and burns it out quickly. When I buy another grinder in the future and I will, it will certainly have more power.
Morgan Hill, CA
Can't beat the price for what you get here. We've had many other bench top grinders in the past and this one knocks the others out of the park so to speak. Can't go wrong with Craftsman!
New Milford, CT
Cedar Rapids, IA
Light duty machine. The supplied grinding wheel and wire wheel need upgrading, but that is not too expensive to do. Spindle runout was less than 0.001 TIR.
First time I used this tool it was great. I have 2 Zro-Trn mowers and it worked great at sharpening the blades. Also used it for my gardening tools and I used the variable speed. Great Feature.
Purchased this on sale a few weeks ago and used it to sharpen all my dull drill bits, two lawn mower blades, and an axe; so it's probably paid for itself already. I also purchased a 100 grit wheel for finer honing of some woodworking tools. The brass wire wheel that comes with unit is kind of cheesy, but worked fine for cleaning rust off of some long bolts - now I don't have to replace them. I put a compact 15W compact fluorescent bulb in the lamp fixture- plenty of light. For the price and all the features on this grinder it's a great value. Btw, I looked at the cheapo HF Tools grinders - don't waste your time or money - they have nothing that comes close to this. Some reviewers mentioned low power - mayb if you're doing heavy metal grinding you'd need something with a bigger motor but for me, i has plenty of power for all my sharpening and light grinding jobs, and is a nice size for my small workshop. Bucketman
I haven't used it for everything yet. It has a lot of power. The wire wheel is noisy with the wires hitting the sides. I guess i'm gonna have to trim the wild ones off.
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