The RYOBI 8 in. Bench Grinder features adjustable tool rest, a 3-Amp motor and a magnifying glass in the left safety shield for precision grinding. This grinder can reach a maximum speed of 3,600 RPM. Whenever I needed to sharpen a tool in the shop, I always had to mount the bench grinder on my workbench and lock it down. I had drilled mounting holes in the bench surface for this very task. These bench grinders are ideal for sharpening cutting tools, such as lathe tools or drill bits and chisels, and can also roughly shape metal prior to welding or fitting, and clean or polish work pieces. The Ryobi BG612GSB delivers incredible grind strength and precision, despite its low price point and compact size, but it’s still not suitable for large industrial applications.
Ryobi makes a very economical and durable bench grinder. I have seen a lot of bench grinders at friend’s homes and shops. I have seen everything from brand names to no names. This Ryobi 6-inch bench grinder has only required an occasional light bulb change in the six years it’s been on duty. The fine stone on the right-hand side needs to be changed after having sharpened TIG welding tungsten many, many times.