Delta GR250 Shopmaster 6" Variable Speed Sharpener/Grinder with LampDelta
Shipping weight: 25.0 pounds
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New 6-inch thin line grinder from Delta incorporates two different wheels, one for sharpening tools, chisels and bits and the other for general purpose grinding.
From the Manufacturer
The on-board diamond dresser can used to extend the white sharpening wheel by "truing" up the edge to ensure a constant flat surface. Both tool rests are cast-iron and can articulate or be removed for larger grinding applications. The white sharpening stone tool rest has a drill bit rest milled into the surface to ensure the correct angle is kept on the tip at all times while sharpening. Both wheels are driven by a powerful 2 amp induction motor that is mounted on a large cast-iron base for stability incorporates the safety switch and variable speed dial both up front for easy access. A 40-watt work lamp with an independent switch has a flexible neck, which can be positioned to light either grinding wheel while maintaining a safe distance from the grinding surface.
Full-sized clear safety shields have thumb screws for easy adjustment round this product out for all your grinding needs, and with the ability to slow the speed down to 2,000 rpm this unit will work great with the optional Delta 23-005 6-inch buffing wheel!
GOOD GRINDER , AWFUL TOOLRESTS !, October 21, 2002
Reviewer: Jim Struble from east hampton, new york United States
I JUST RECEIVED MY NEW GRINDER AND AFTER AN HOUR OF ASSEMBLY AND A VISIT TO THE HARDWARE STORE I WAS ABLE TO FINALLY USE IT . BOTH THREADED HOLES FOR THE SPARK SHIELDS WERE NOT THREADED CORRECTLY AND HAD TO RETAPPED TO ACCEPT THE BOLTS THAT WERE ALSO POORLY THREADED WHICH I ENDED UP REPLACING . I KNOW DELTA IS TRYING TO BE COST EFFICIENT IN SELLING TOOLS THAT REQUIRE SOME ASSEMBLY BUT I THINK IT WOULD TAKE LONGER TO WRAP EACH PART IN ITS INDIVIDUAL BAG THEN ACTUALLY SCREWING IT ON TO THE MACHINE.
UPON USING THE GRINDER , I FOUND THE MACHINE TO BE WELL BALANCED AND QUIET . THE BIGGEST COMPLAINT THAT I HAVE IS THE TOOLREST FOR THE SLOW WHITE WHEEL HAS A HUGE SKEWED RECCESS IN IT TO ALLOW FOR DRILL BIT SHARPENING . THIS UNEVEN AREA PREVENTS YOU FROM HOLDING A CHISEL FLAT ON THE REST AND THE WHEEL AND HAS A TENDENCY FOR THE TOOL TO FALL IN THE SLOT . TOO MUCH ENGINEERING AND NOT ANY PRACTICAL THINKING .OVERALL , A GOOD TOOL , GOOD WHEELS, AND THE VARIABLE SPEED MAKES IT WORTH BUYIN