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Craftsman 8" Variable Speed Bench Grinder

Item# 00921162000P | Model# 21162 | Added on July 26, 2010 |
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Craftsman 8" Variable Speed Bench Grinder
$169.99
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Equip Your Workshop or Garage with a Professional Tool With a variable speed of 2,000 to 3,450 RPM, the Craftsman Professional 8" bench grinder can take on a wide range of grinding, sharpening and buffing tasks. Quick-change wheel guards and thin-line motor housing makes this a must-have tool for your workshop or garage. A cast-iron base reduces vibration when in use and a flexible work light will illuminate your work area clearly . Get the best for your workshop or garage with this bench grinder.

  • Useful for a wide variety of grinding applications
  • Separate grinding and wire wheels for maximum versatility
  • Accurate bit sharpening with adjustable tool rests with patented attachments
  • Water cooling tray and handheld wheel dresser boost versatility
  • Incandescent work light with an independent on/off switch
  • Includes clear eye shield and wheel guard spark arrest
  • 8" diameter wheels
  • Toolless removal of wheel covers for quick, easy changes
  • Includes wheel dresser to clean and true abrasive wheels stored on the tool
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By Dallas7788
February 24th, 2015
Beats the Competition!

I was originally looking at a grinder at ***** for a few dollars less. What turned me on about this grinder was the tool rests. The Overall machine is over 2 inches wider, giving you more room to work with, and the tool rests are at least twice, if not three times the size and strength! I also like how the craftsman grinder light function can be turned on even with the grinder off. The quench tray is also more than double in size. Finally, What really sold me, was the drill bit groove is a separate plate! Loosen the screw, turn it down 90 degrees and tighten it back up. I couldn't stand being stuck with a permanent 60 degree v-groove. I have only found a couple little things I would change about the unit. The wheel housing/ guard is comparable to other brands, weak in design. The tool rests to bolt to a bracket that bolts to this housing (as all grinders do) but since the material is thinner than I'd desire, it seems to give a little flex to the tool rests. Its not near as bad as other similar priced grinders, but not adequately better either. and I removed the cheap wheel dresser and holder as it got in the way of my light. Yes I did have the vibration issue that everyone seems to have, and yes, the grind wheel was slightly out of round, but that is not what causes the vibration. I removed the wire wheel and ran it with one wheel (even being out of round) and had ZERO vibration just sitting freely on the bench. I bought a very cheap $6.00 8" grind wheel to test my theory and guess what... ZERO vibration (with two out of round wheels). The cheap fine wire bristle wheel that comes with it tends to smack the wires against the housing a little, is out of round, and created a wind turbulence and/or harmonic that creates the vibration. Even a high end stiff wire wheel adds to grinder vibration (just not as bad as this stock one). I wish there 4 mounting holes but there are only two. Bolt the grinder to a heavy pedestal or bench, or don't use (or purchase a better) wire wheel. All in all, this is a great grinder. Im used to using Jet and Dayton grinders at work and this one will run neck and neck with those higher end brands. I couldn't be happier, and never write reviews but just had to on this one. Hope this helps set the record straight for future buyers on the vibration issue. Happy Grinding!

11 found this review helpful
Criticism
By hypernez
November 1st, 2013
Don't Buy this Bench Grinder Buy Porter Cable Version.

Sears has bought this Bench Grinder from the cheapest provider. The Grinder is out of balance. Sears parts doesn't have any wire wheels in stock to replace the defective ones. The grinder vibrates so much that you have to turn it off. I tried rotating both wheels as well as the arbors with no luck. You can buy Porter Cable's same version of this at ****** for $120.

18 found this review helpful
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Good value for the price

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It's adequate for my purposes but the flexible arm for the light is too short to be useful and the wheel dresser mounted on top of the motor does not help this situation.

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Sweet grinder

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Big and awesome, speed dial works, easy to put together, love it and can’t wait to use the drill sharpener that comes with it.

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