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.
Seems very well built, variable speed control works awesome, heavy enough to not need to be bolted down and built in lamp is useful. Hard to beat this for the money.
Had a damaged part and after I picked it up from the store, carried in my work shop and spent the time to put it together Sears wouldn’t send the replacement part? They said I would have to return the complete item, doesn’t even make sense nor is it good customer service to further inconvenience the customer. One star rating for lack of customer appreciation.