Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 43
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MacAddict Good tool with one exception
I received the BGH616 6" bench grinder for Christmas this year and have put it to use sharpening up my chisels so far. I really like the built-in work lights and the shields - all nicely done. My only complaints are about the work rests. Both right and left rests use a toothed locking system that provides for a limited number of angles to which the rests can be set. This limits what you can do to match the existing angles on tools that you are sharpening unless you modify the mounts. Not my first choice on a brand new tool. Also the adjusting nuts for the rests are cramped together, making it a bit of a challenge to turn them when the support bracket is slid back. Ryobi needs to redesign the locking mechanism and the mounts for the rests. The left rest has a built-in groove gor sharpening drill bits that limits the other uses for this wheel unnecessarily. This should be an option. Otherwise this is a great tool for the price.
December 29, 2006
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by LesHandyman Just OK grinder ...
This is the only one Ryobi tool in my workshop. It’s just OK, does the job. I have installed the coarse wire brush on the RH side. Quite often this is causing a problem to start since it’s interfering with any metal parts. Assuming there is not enough power to start this grinder. Handy tool for many grounding applications.
August 8, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tool tool
best grinder out there for pro wood worker or home handyman
wont use it that much on job sites but in the shop of a home handyman or pro woodworker can be used for hours got to have it
goes for car guys to best ever
December 12, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mathew Must Have tool
Grinds and sharpens anything I need...the built in lights are a must and they work great. It's also compact enough that I really don't notice it taking up space on my workbench until I need it.
November 14, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by blackdo Used and abused
I use this thing all the time. I have abused it over and over grinding wood, pvc, bolts, angle iron, flat bar and thick rod. I would love a stronger motor, but for the price, it's awesome.
August 24, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carl Great product
Don't know about the rest of the comments maybe they got damaged ones but mine is perfect i have sharpened lawn mower blades knives heavy axes other lawn tools and it worked perfect
June 5, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by McFly Serious diappointment
I owned this grinder for less than 6 months, and the motor seized. This grinder was only used occasionally, barely 15-20 times, with light tasks. It blew a 20 amp breaker when it failed on
start up. When it worked, it's performance was no better than expected, but it did handle light grinding
I've since replaced this with a Delta bench grinder. MUCH higher quality for a little more money.
May 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Donpuma60 good value for the money
purchased to replace a non branded machine of the same size,which died after 23+yrs.Missing one of the spark deflectors though.It is used for sharpening wood lathe chisels,and metal turning bits for the metal lathe.
May 10, 2013