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.
First of all I am great supporter of Craftsman, but this was a disappointment to say the least. The screws to the toggle/speed panel were loose by a few turns each. I then decided to check the rest of the unit, sure and behold the screws hold the backing plate on the right side were loose. The shaft nuts had no play so that was a good sign and everything else has been up to par. This is the reason why I gave it a three... I recommend it but like everything else check everything before you turn it on...
6" Variable speed grinder