Delta Power Tools 23-197 8-Inch Variable Speed Bench Grinder
Delta Power Tools 23-197 Features
- Variable speed control offering you convenience and versatility in your grinding, sharpening, buffing and polishing operations
- Upfront variable speed dial allows you to easily control speeds from 2,000 RPM to 3,400 RPM
- Features a 5 Amp induction-type motor for powerful performance
- Incorporates 36 and 60 Grit Wheels for sharpening and grinding
- The left hand tool rest has a drill bit rest milled into the surface so you'll get the correct angle on the tip at all times
- Two piece tool rests are independently adjustable to compensate for wheel wear and to achieve different angles
- Water tray to help keep workpiece cool while grinding
- Work light with a separate on/off switch and flexible goose neck provides illumination for set up and while grinding
- Cast iron base for durability and reduces vibration during operation
Delta Power Tools 23-197 Details
It really do the job that was intended to do, it runs with smooth.For the water cup, it is a really nice touch as it can ben use as primarily place to sharpen drill bits.When the first time i receive an opened the box, there was a few loose screws that had to be tightened, but still not the end of the world.
From reading the instruction in manual, you must tighten each of the wheels before turn on the power, so I only tested by hand and also i removed the left wheel, cleaned the arbor and washers and then reassembled and tightened both wheels.
Powered up the unit on low speed and increased the speed with no discernible wobble in either side the grinder ran smoothly all the way to the highest speed.Everything went well and the machine seems to be capable of doing the work I need.
I noticed i of this grinder wheel has a wobble, still it hasn't making any vibrations, i planned to buy and replace it with a new wire brush wheel.The most noticeable vibrations was at lower speeds, but still don't planned to run it at the full speed.It's just one more thing to wear out or break, and I can't imagine ever needing a slower speed anyways.
None of previous grinders in the past have ever had variable speed.The way it's wired up,turning down the speed also turns down the torque, which renders this grinder useless for my needs at anything other than max speed.Considering the price, this has been a fine tool.