As a hobbyist, I am just now moving toward more hand-tool work and have purchased some decent chisels, a bullnose plane and a low-angle block plane. I also have a honing guide and water stones on the way. I want to re-work some old chisels that I have, keep my new chisels/planes sharp and perhaps, be able to restore old planes or chisels that I might be able to find sleuthing around garage sales, etc.
My question has to do with the option of a suitable bench top grinder. I currently have a cheap, 6”, single speed dual wheel grinder which frankly scares me, is very noisy…and is just poor quality. It looks like I may have the opportunity to pick up a used Delta 23-700 wet/dry grinder for $35-40. I have read multiple negative reviews and comments about this machine but still wonder if it is a decent option for me, considering the price. My needs for grinding are limited so I don’t want to make a big investment. I also have a small shop area and have some concerns about the size of the 23-700.
Thoughts/suggestions? I really appreciate having you all as a resource. Enjoy the day!
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