Axminster Hobby Series AHBGDL Wide Stone Grinder
Axminster Hobby Series AHBGDL Wide Stone Grinder
£55.96 (£46.63 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Hobby Series AHBGDL Wide Stone Grinder

Code: 505194

  • Excellent for the keen woodworker
  • 40mm wide 80 grit aluminium oxide wheel
  • Accommodates most carving, turning and woodworking tools
  • Adjustable tool rests, spark guards and eye shields
  • NVR switch,
  • 200W, 230V fully enclosed induction motor
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£55.96 (£46.63 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Hobby Series AHBGDL Wide Stone Grinder
  • Wheel Dressing Stick
  • Axminster Woodturner
  • Axminster FM952 Safety Visor
Total: £198.09

In Detail

Hobby Classification & 3 Year Guarantee

This Axminster bench grinder is a super value-for-money machine. It features the usual general purpose grey grinding wheel on the left hand side whilst on the right is a 40mm wide 80 grit aluminium oxide white wheel, perfect for touching up edge tools. This stone is wide enough to accommodate the majority of carving, turning and general woodworking tools and, being of aluminium oxide, is less likely to burn the edge of the tool. The grinder is equipped with adjustable tool rests, spark guards, NVR switch and eye shields. An excellent machine for any keen woodworker. Wheel diameter 150mm(6"), bore 12.7mm(1/2").

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Bore Size 1/2"
Dust Extraction Outlet N/A
Grinding Wheel Diameter 150 mm
Nett Weight 10 kg
Power 200 W
Rating Hobby
Speed 2,800 rpm
Voltage 230 V
Wheel Width 20 mm & 40 mm
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews


Orlando Gualtieri

9 December 2017

A good machine but ...

I bought this grinder to sharpen turning tools, being aware of its limitations in terms of the motor being 'Hobby ' rated, and if you work within the limitations it's fine. The main (white) wheel works well. My main criticisms are that the grey wheel has no place on a grinder aimed at sharpening carving and turning tools and secondly the 'adjustable toolrests are not fit for purpose. Axminster are not alone in supplying grinders with these substandard fittings. - even the more expensive grinders on the site have similar toolrests Having replaced the grey wheel and the tool rests, I now have a very usable machine.


4 June 2017

Good design, poor quality control

Brought this a few weeks ago (W2606756) to replace a 20 year old grinder.
The machine runs smoothly and is of a good size and design, I like the potential for a 40mm wheel.

However my machine came with the following faults which have made me regret this purchase.
1) the arm holding the grinding rest was bent making it impossible to get the rest 90 degrees to the wheel
2) the white wheel was not at all balanced, the bushing inside was loose and despite spending 30min with a diamond dresser the wheel still vibrates horribly.

In the end I removed both wheels and the bent grinding arm, (watch out the machine screws are done up stupidly tightly... I stripped one disassembling)

Now running with an old wood turners 20mm wheel with all my jigs installed around it the machine does work and operates smoothly with the white wheel removed.
I will eventually get a CBN wheel to replace the awfully balanced white wheel.

in summary a lot of bother for a new grinder which does, eventually run nicely.

wish i'd brought the record power version - maybe they have better quality control

D scotts

24 January 2017

great little bench grinder.

Very neat and compact grinder,On arrival the stones were slightly out of balance ,This was easily sorted with a "stone dressing stick" and now the grinder runs extremely smoothly.

Mike Watkins

13 August 2016

Cheap and cheerful

I bought this grinder for occasional light work just to redress chisels and blades before moving on to a wet stone grinder. I real shouldn't complain because at the end of the day it was less than £50 delivered however I real wish l had spent a bit more and got a better one. For anyone thinking of getting this model be aware of the following: it produces a lot (and I mean a lot) of vibration. I had to screw it to a board that I could then clamp to a bench top to stop it walking, in fact running, across the bench! Next, and again l know it only cost £50, but the run down or stopping time of the wheels is very long, when you turn it off go and have a cup of tea and when you get back it might have stopped. The tool rests are flimsy and difficult to tighten enough so it holds an angle and even light pressure with a large chisels can slow it down. Oh yes, lastly the flexible light packed up early on. It is actually a sturdy little machine but be aware of its shortcomings.
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