I spent over an hour cleaning rust off tools after setting the bench grinder up. The variable speed feature is cool and the weight of the unit makes it wery solid even before I mounted it to the bench top. The grinding wheels and brushes are very easy to change out and the flexible lamp is very helpful. I would strongly recommend the Bench Grinder.
No power. Takes 15 secs to get up to speed. Either out of balance or shaft not completely straight, so it wobbled/viabrated pretty bad once it got up to speed. Set it up, started it, saw that it was not up to my equipment standards and should not be up to the craftsmen brand standards and immediately returned it. I am concerned about craftmen putting their name on this. I am huge fan and hope this is not a sign of things to come.
For what I paid for this unit, I wasn't impressed. The motor is much weaker than I expected. The variable speed isn't enough to compensate for the motor so it takes me significantly longer to use it than I am use to. If you don't use it "gently", you can easily stop the motor. It didn't even come with a bulb for the lamp. If you're looking for a grinder for heavy duty jobs, go with something else.
Was used as soon as out of the box and was really liked by my husband. Even polished my ring.
Runs smooth ,well balanced , quiet ,nice heavy base
Seems to have enough power for my needs and runs smooth.
The product ran smoothly and seemed solidly built. The variable speed works well and is a plus.
Was a gift and the person receiving it said he like it and was exactly what he wanted