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.
I received as a Christmas gift from my wife. I put together and and have spent a lot of time working with the new machine. I must say I enjoy it very much! It works perfectly as I knew it would as all my Craftsman tools do. This was an excellent purchase. I will enjoy for many years to come.
Had it a few weeks not and use the heck out of it for all sorts of things.
item was easy to set up and instructions were clear.
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.