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Craftsman 1/6 hp 6" Bench Grinder with Lamp (21124)
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Craftsman 1/6 hp 6" Bench Grinder with Lamp (21124)

Item# 00921124000P | Model# 21124 | Added on July 26, 2010 | Seller:
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6-Inch Grinder with Lamp is Designed for Easy Grinding PrecisionThe Craftsman 1/6-HP 6-inch bench grinder with lamp features thin-line motor housing for easy grinding of longer materials and a large, independently-operable lamp for lighting both set up and grinding operations. Whether you're a homeowner who simply enjoys tackling do-it-yourself projects and small repair jobs in your spare time or you're a full-time construction worker with a commercial workshop, this bench grinder is a great addition to any work space.
The 6-inch grinder with lamp includes one 36-grit and one 60-grit wheel. These tools can take on a wide variety of projects. Thanks to the large, cast iron base, vibration is minimal. You get a peace of mind knowing that the bench has optimal stability, even during labor intensive jobs, as well as safe operation, thanks to the wide, clear eye shields with sturdy spark guard supports. This bench grinder is an ideal size to fit into many workshops with ease.

  • Make grinding jobs more simple with the Craftsman 1/6-HP 6 in. bench grinder with lamp
  • 6 in. grinder disc wheel
  • Thin-line motor housing allows for easy, long material grinding
  • Large lamp with independent operation illuminates set up and grinding tasks
  • Lighted on/off rocker switch
  • Two wheels: 36-grit and 60-grit to tackle a wide range of projects
  • Sizable, cast iron base for reduced vibration and heightened stability
  • Wide, clear eye shields with sturdy spark guard supports for safe operation
  • Measures 19.3 in.
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by Fabricator
July 24th, 2007
Decent overall, but somewhat annoying

This is a decent little bench grinder overall. There a few small things I don't like about it though: 1. The small plastic tray on the front should be mounted with a screw or something, it constantly rattles while using the grinder. That gets old after a little while. 2. I have this mounted on the craftsman stand and all it does is walk around the garage floor all the time. You need to bolt this down to the floor if you want to really do anything with it. I used the grinding wheel and the wire wheel extensively and both worked great. I now have a buffing wheel mounted on and that works great as well. Not as much room as a dedicated buffing wheel but it works great for occasional jobs and the hobbyist. Bottom line is I say go for it, just be prepared for a vibrating dish and stand if you mount it to one.

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by gmck62
November 25th, 2012
bench grinder

it is ok for home hobby use but under powered for any bigger work also when I put it together the mounts for the dust shields had to be modified to fit correctly

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Have lots and lots of power tool but no grinder.....always had a phobia since my high school shop days....but finally have overcome my issues

26 days ago via
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Essential workshop tool


If you do much "fixing" around the house, you will want one of these. Very cost-effective, and all the features you want / need in a grinder. Light works great, and appreciate the tube-accommodating tool rest. Motor is just right for what you need to do with this grinder.

June 22nd via
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Good Grinder for Home/Garage use


Nice unit for the price, is good for the wire brushing of tools and other items, have to go a little easy due to the smaller amp motor...but it does great once you get used to the pressure for each item'
Be sure to check each of the screws and tighten them each as the vibrations do tend to loosen the protective shield and base for the first few uses.
We are happy with this unit and would and will recommend it to friends and family...the light really helps for seeing the items you are grinding/ wire brushing.
The pre set grinder base with built in blade sharpener angle is awesome and makes it very easy to use.
If you have a heavy hand or need a stronger machine, this one will need to be adjusted to...heavy hand can be fixed, but if you need a higher out put may want to look into some others...But I still recommend getting a Craftsman...but's that just us...we're loyal Craftsman users...never had a problem with them standing behind their items.
Removing/replacing wheels was a cinch and much easier than we had expected.
So rest easy and be comfortable with the use and purchase of this item, so good and we are extremely happy with this...we're sure you will be as well.

June 19th via
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This is a nice device!


this is well built and sturdy. I am very happy with the construction and make up of the grinder. I love the light and a the power of the gringing wheels.

June 19th via
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Great Light to Medium/Light Duty Grinder


For the price ($40-$50) this is a great grinder. Keep in mind it's only 1/6hp but it does seem to work better then the similar ************** model. I restore old cars and use it to misc grinding and polishing tasks.

May 22nd via
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Sharper Cutters


Larger, more easily tool rests would be helpful.

April 13th via
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5 years still going strong


This is a decent entry level grinder, I only use it to sharpen my lawn mower blades twice a year.

As other reviewers commented, grinder needs to be bolted down for any more serious work.

At this price point, good value, other competitors do not offer flexible neck light which is absolutely necessary to see your work.

March 2nd via
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Awesome tool.


This item is a great deal for the price. Made good and sturdy.

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December 28th, 2014 via
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Awesome addition to my Garage and the price was unbeatable


I have not used yet but have always liked the craftsman quality for my small shop and know it will hold up to the small projects I do around the house

December 26th, 2014 via
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Bench Grinder 6 inch


I have been using this type of bench grinder for over 12 years. I've sharpened tools, ground deer antlers, buffed brass and used it on dozens of projects. I purchased this grinder for my son-in-law as a X-mas gift.

December 12th, 2014 via
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Works Well


November 30th, 2014 via
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Quite handy; use it for many more things than originally planned.


Bought this grinder to save some labor from hand sharpening many garden tools, mower blades, etc. Was impressed how firm its foundation was after I fastened it (with some narrow bolts) to my work bench. After being mounted and convenient, other uses became obvious: smoothing edges on cut metal, sharpening chisels, grinding fabricated parts to make them fit. In other words, if you have this grinder, you will probably use it a lot. The light is a benefit, also; even when not using the grinder, having the light on helps one to read barely discernible labels. The unit is light weight, and I plan on taking it to other locations. NOTE: the fasteners I encountered were all metric, and you might need such wrenches to assemble and adjust it.

November 29th, 2014 via
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Great Hobby or Personal Grinder


I bought this to be able to buff acrylic. The threads cut into the end of the shaft stopped too far out for me to be able to mount my 6" cloth wheel easily, so I bought several flat washers to take up some of the excess room. That worked fine.
The actual mounting process would be better if there was a way to lock the shaft while taking off the nut. The manuals suggestion of jamming a piece of wood into the opposite wheel didn't work for me, so I wound up using a pair of vise-grips to hold the opposite wheel in place.
The unit seems to start slowly, and build up to full speed over several seconds.

November 12th, 2014 via
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Hubby loved this :)

September 12th, 2014 via
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Really good


Bought as Christmas present for my husband. He loves it. He uses it for all his grinding projects. He made a table to mount it to and it mounted easily. Very satisfied with product.

August 20th, 2014 via
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Average Light Duty 6" Bench Grinder


This was an insurance replacement for an older Craftsman 6" bench grinder that was damaged from facility water issue. The on/off switch is much lighter duty than the older model and will likely cause problems in the future -- but my impression of this may be wrong. This grinder did not come with a stone dresser, so I had to steal the one from the older one. Seems to run smooth out of the box and will work for most light duty grinding. I am going to say that I would not recommend this to a friend because there are less expensive bench grinders out there that are very comparable, but overall it is very usable.

July 18th, 2014 via
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March 20th, 2014

Good buy for the price


Purchased this bench grinder on sale over the holidays for less than $50. Definitely not on the high end but works well for my limited grinder use. Lamp is a nice touch.

February 11th, 2014 via
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Excellent and economical grinder


The motor startup took some time to stabilize. The instructions were clear and easy to understand. Great for doing small projects but I'm sure it can perform more serious jobs

January 23rd, 2014 via
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