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|
|Grinding Wheel Diameter||150 mm|
|Motor Power||200 W|
|Nett Weight||10 kg|
|Wheel Width||20 mm & 40 mm|
|Shaft Diameter||12.7 mm (1/2")|
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.
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.
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.