Alex is looking to buy a 6-inch bench grinder for sharpening axes and machetes, and possibly general purpose usage as well. Somewhere between 100 and 800 for a grinder that is low in vibration, comes with good wheels and has usable tool rests. Say 300. Is there any reason to prefer a 3600 rpm bench grinder versus a 1750 rpm bench grinder? I thought the 1750 might be a better tool since it might not o. The wheel dress obtained by use of Norbide sticks, star dressers, the abrasive stick are all a distant second best to the silky cool cut of a sharp well dressed wheel dressed not too smooth with a diamond dresser.
6-inch Bench Grinders: Craftsman Vs. Ryobi Vs. Porter Cable?