8" Bench Grinder Recommendation

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Forum topic by Noab posted 09-28-2010 04:20 PM 1123 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-28-2010 04:20 PM

What’s a good 8” bench grinder?

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 04:29 PM

What are you planning on doing with it?

I have a Ryobi BGH-827 that I am very happy with, but a LOT of folks say you can’t use a 3650 rpm grinder for sharpening (gee, I can’t? they why am I doing well with it, and why does OneWay recommend this speed grinder for the Wolverine system?)

Not many grinders ship with appropriate wheels. I replaced my OE wheels with Norton 3X white oxide wheels and machine bushings from McMaster Carr…

I variable speed grinder might be nice, but the work light and magnifier in the shields are great features of my Ryobi…

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 04:42 PM

FWIW – - I use a Delta variable speed 8” grinder. I almost always use it at the slowest speed possible (about 2000 rpm). I cannot give you an objective and logical reason for that other than it just seems right.

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