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Suggestions for bench grinder

Post in 'The Gear' started by NH_Wood, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Hey guys - anyone want to suggest a bench grinder that you are happy with? Been looking around and reviews are all over the place. Don't want to spend more than about $150. Thanks!

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  2. fox9988

    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    The cheapy 1/3+ Hp bench grinders seem to work fine and last for years.
  3. NH_Wood

    NH_Wood Minister of Fire

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    Which are you using fox988? Thanks! Cheers!
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    fox9988 Minister of Fire

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    I honestly don't remember, I've had it for years. Cummins maybe? Its probably a Horbor Freight equivelent. A $150 budget should buy one that will last a lifetime, if you want to spend that much.
  5. NH_Wood

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    I'll check. I like quality tools and like to buy once - thanks!
  6. MasterMech

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    Got plenty of grinders at work that could be considered Vietnam vets. ;lol

    Looking for one for the home shop myself, same as NH_wood, I like quality but the HF cheapies do seem to hold up fine.
  7. NH_Wood

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    Fair enough - if I can save some cash, I'll do it - won't be used a ton - sharpening blades, some wire work and some buffing - perhaps the cheaper units will be just fine. I'll keep looking. Thanks! Cheers!
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    If U want to go with HF ,go here Discount Coupons , print out a coupon for 20 or 25% off
  9. nate379

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    I use a 9" sander. Use it very often. Had a bench grinder, about only time I used it was to sharpen drill bits. Sold it.
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    The inexpensive grinders motor windings, brushes do not hold up well to heavy loads or extended sessions. Heavy shop use they tend to give up quick. In a home owner setting they likely ok. At my shop I spend the bucks for a Baldor unit or as close as I can get. Had a one two of the Chicom rigs burned them out quick, lesson learned.
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  12. NH_Wood

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    Good info guys - I'll keep my eyes open for a local deal for a bit. Cheers!

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