In this Project Farm product testing video, Todd looks at bench grinders. The brands tested are JET, Shop Fox, Rikon, Delta, SKIL, Hercules, Bauer, Performance Tool, and WEN.
Grinders were tested for the amount of time to reach full operating speed, wheel stop speed, electric motor torque, electric motor temperature after 15 minutes of intense use, electric motor watts under load, grinder weight, abrasive wheel quality, and a subjective build quality rating.
I am in the market for a cheap, light-use grinder and was hoping the $88 WEN would perform better than it did. In the end, the best of the lot was the expensive JET ($528), although the far more affordable Shop Fox ($250) did well, too.
I’ll still likely settle for the WEN as I only have light, periodic use for such a tool.
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