Bench Grinder Buyer’s Guide ( by Bucktool power tools )
A bench grinder is key to maintaining the rest of the tools in your shop. You can use it to sharpen pretty much anything with an edge to prolong the useful life of your tools. Bench grinders don’t cost much, and they easily pay for themselves in the long run by making the rest of your tools last longer. If you use a lot of tools that need to be sharpened, or you do a lot of polishing, cleaning, or grinding, investing in a bench grinder will pay off.
What should you consider when buying a bench grinder?

1. Easy to Use
Look for a grinder with large, well-marked buttons and switches that you can operate with gloves on and see in low light. Also, bench grinder wheels can be made from a lot of different materials that work best for grinding certain tools and objects. So, if you will be using the grinder for a lot of different things, make sure the wheels are easy to change.

2. Well-Balanced
When you pick a grinder, make sure that it doesn’t vibrate when it runs at high speeds. Grinders with larger-diameter wheels tend to vibrate less than ones with smaller wheels.

3. Attachments That Suit You
If you do a lot of grinding or sharpening, there are some attachments that will make your life a lot easier. Water Trays are a handy way to cool down whatever you’re grinding, and dust collectors will catch the mess that a lot of grinding can make. An eye shield will protect you from the particles that fly off during grinding. A tool rest gives you a place to rest what you’re grinding to make sure you get an even, straight edge. Some bench grinders also have industrial or LED lights attached to help you see your work piece better.

4. Powerful Motor
Look for a bench grinder with at least 3,000 RPMs, and a 1/4 horsepower motor. The more grinding you do, and the harder the materials you grind, the more powerful you’ll need your grinder to be.

5. Variable Speed Settings
It’s good to control the speed of the wheels on your bench grinder. A variable speed bench grinder will allow you to adjust the speed to suit the job you’re doing. This is great if you use the grinder for multiple different tasks.

Bucktool power tools produces 6 inch and 8 inch bench grinders, please contact our on-line sales for more details if your are interested in our bench grinders.

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