Q & A: Best Grinder for Woodworking

Q & A: Best Grinder for
Woodworking

Q:

I’d like to buy a grinder that will
handle a variety of maintenance
projects and also be good for sharpening
my woodworking tools.What
should I look for?

A:

Finding a bench grinder that’s
good for general home use is easy; finding
one that’s right for woodworking
isn’t. For under $50 you can find a reasonable
6-in. grinder, one that’ll run
at 3,400 rpm or so, with a worklight,
medium and coarse wheels, and general-
purpose tool rests.For sharpening
woodworking tools, the best setup is
more specialized. You don’t need a
larger, 8-in. or 10-in. grinder, but the
majority of experienced woodworkers
would recommend: