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Old 07-23-2011, 04:17 AM
 
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DELTA GR275 6-Inch Variable Speed Grinder with Tool-Less Change

Rating: 4 out of 5
  • Currently 4.0/5.0

The Delta GR275 grinder is not the most expensive bench grinder you can buy. This brand is not considered to be in the heavy-duty range of power tools, but I felt it would be all right for the work I needed to do. I use it to sharpen chop axes and lawn mower blades primarily. It is not a piece of equipment that I use on a regular basis, so I can't say how it would hold up in a commercial situation.

The Delta grinder has a variable speed from 2000 to 3450 rpm, which is a definite positive when sharpening or buffing certain items. The 2.5 amp motor has been completely adequate for everything I have done so far. The grinder comes with three wheels, which are simple and quick to change out.

I have really enjoyed the gooseneck light that can be positioned to illuminate the exact place I need to see while using the grinder. I can easily shift the light from side to side for the wheel I am using at the time.

Although I don't change the wheels very often, the toolless feature is nice because it doesn't require finding a wrench to fit and then remembering to put the wrench back after a change.

Because I sharpen my wood chisels, it is good that the table is set just right for the proper angle. At twenty-five pounds, the grinder doesn't move around much when you sharpen anything.

After using the grinder for some time, you will probably get scratches on the clear guards that prevent the fillings from stinging your face as you grind. You will have to replace these from time to time as it gets hard to see what you are grinding.

I recommend this grinder for any handyman who uses one occasionally and is looking for something around $100.

Review by professional reviewer, Dec. 8, 2010
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