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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
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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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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.

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Hubby loved this :)

September 12th 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 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 via
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March 20th

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 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 via
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Great product


We are super excited to have this product. We've had no issues with it at all. It does an excellent job sharpening lawn mower blades and the attached light helps out a lot because out garage is so dimly lit.

December 23rd, 2013 via
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Had one for 20 years


I use mine to sharpen lawn mower blades, shovel tips and other tools. The size is small enough to move it around but big and strong enough to do everything I have needed it to do. It is a very smooth running motor. It will certainly out-live me.

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Bench Grinder


Perfect for do-it-yourselfers and small garages. Plenty of power and does a great job! Only thing that could make this any better is if it came with a wire wheel for one of the sides.

November 13th, 2013 via
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good grinder, smooth, wheels suck and wear out really quick, get good wheels and it would be fine.

November 12th, 2013 via
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Good purchase


This is what I was looking for. The grinder is exactly as I hoped it would be. Used it a few times so far and has the power that was needed for the job. Didn't try the light yet.

November 7th, 2013 via
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More than expected for $45


Debated between this or the dewalt for $100, decided on this because I don't often need a grinder. I bought this to grind down and shape 2 M10 bolts to make camshaft locking pins. I didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised, it did not bog down at all, and shaped the bolts very well. I question ever needing any more power for my needs. Its very balanced and does not vibrate or move even when unmounted.
The negatives: Takes 7-8sec to come up to speed, the base is not solid, its a cheap hollow piece of metal with a plastic bottom, only a 1yr warranty (even the cheapest ********** and ***** grinders have 3yrs), the build quality isn't very good, when installing the guards and pieces I had to bend them while adjusting the screws to get them strait, still aren't perfect. All this being said, $45 is the cheapest new grinder you can find and if you are like me and won't need it much, it does the job. Also the craftsman stock wheels are better quality than the big box store grinders (skil, ryobi)

October 26th, 2013 via
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great little grinder


does what it's supposed to do, grind stuff down and does it well

October 12th, 2013 via
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Bench Grinder for my home garage


Excellent grinder for the DYIer.

September 22nd, 2013 via
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Typical chinese made grinder


Slightly out of balance, asymetrical rotation, don't think it will last forever but it might surprise me and last a few years. I bought the 3 year warranty because it doesn't have balanced rotation, my old grinder was american made, had balanced rotation, and lasted for over 40 years.

September 19th, 2013 via
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Pretty Well Designed, But Light Duty


Although I already had an older bench grinder, I liked the inclusion of a work light on this one, and decided to purchase it. Guess I should have paid more attention to the 1/6 HP rating, and might have realized this motor is sized like a toy compared to my older grinder. Hopefully it will handle my routine grinding needs, and if I have some heavy duty grinding to do I will revert to my old grinder.

July 27th, 2013 via
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sharpen knives


July 17th, 2013 via
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Nice little grinder for home use


I bought this recently because I've been needing one. I got a $10 off $30 or more coupon for my bday, that along with the sale price and a $4 rewards credit made this grinder around $35 out the door. Hard to beat that price!

It's a nice, smooth, and quiet little grinder. It's also a great size, doesn't take up too much space on the workbench, compared to my old 8 inch grinder.

I would have given it 5 stars if it were made anywhere other than China. Who knows how long it will last, but it is nice for the money. The tool rests are also a little cheap feeling, cast aluminum.

Overall, I give it 4 stars and I'm happy with it!

July 1st, 2013 via
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