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").
|Dust Extraction Outlet||N/A|
|Wheel Width||20mm & 40mm|
13 August 2016
Cheap and cheerfulI 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.