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This Trade rated grinder is fitted with a 60g grey and a 120g white aluminium oxide wheel, both 32mm wide and well suited to the needs of the woodworker or turner. The speed is reduced to 1,425rpm thus reducing the peripheral speed and the potential to overheat the tool. Fitted with an LED work light for enhanced visibility and a no-volt-release switch.
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2 October 2016
Long termI have had the previous version of this grinder for over two years (it appears to be identical to the current model apart from the colour) and it has worked without problem. I bought it to work alongside the wetstone grinder which is too slow for re-profiling work and knew from the start that the rests would be practically useless for turning tools and made independent rests which slide in t-slot grooves let into the baseboard, one of which has a horizontal rod to accept the bowl grinding jig from my wetstone grinder and the other an adjustable table for scrapers etc.
24 May 2016
Axminster bench grinder limited ?I bought this grinder to reshape lathe chisels into negative grind variants and I chose this model because its half the speed of a normal bench grinder. So I wouldnt get so much of a heat build up. (plus Glenn Lucas has one) The gripe is though, that although this is squarely aimed at the wood turning fraternity, there is no way of controling the angle of the rests. They only go in and out. And have no inclination functionality whatsoever. That makes this otherwise excellent piece of kit absolutely useless out of the box for the purpose its sold for. What a shame. This is not the first time I’ve bought axminster or even Jet products and found them to be good but fall short of being great for the lack of forethought in just one simple area. I must be getting old.