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8 in. 5 Amp Variable Speed Bench Grinder with Flexible Work Light

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Remember when you spent all that money replacing dull rusty tools. It's time to get your grind on with the WEN 8 in. Bench Grinder. From deburring ragged edges to cleaning objects to sharpening blades, this bench grinder helps resuscitate old worn down knives, tools and bits, saving you time and money. Our package includes two 8 in. x 1 in. wheels with 5/8 in. arbors: an 80-grit wheel for general purpose grinding and a coarse 36-grit wheel for faster material removal. The onboard coolant tray serves as a quenching pot for workpieces, making sure your tools and blades don't warp due to excessive heat. With our quiet 5 Amp motor, expect quick startups and smooth performance at speeds of up to 3400 rotations per minute. Built with you in mind, our design makes wheel guard removal as simple as possible for easy wheel changes. The included eye guards can adjust to prevent them from interfering with your project while the flexible work light illuminates your workpiece during operation. Adjustable work rests pivot to allow for angled grinding applications. And because its a WEN product, your 8 in. Bench Grinder comes backed by a 2-year warranty, a stocked inventory of replacement parts and a friendly customer phone line. No need to waste anymore money on new tools. The WEN 8 in. Bench Grinder revives all of your tools back to their sharp original state. Remember when your blades could actually cut through something. Remember WEN.
  • 5 Amp variable speed motor goes anywhere from 2000 RPM to 3400 RPM
  • Slower speeds maximize precision while high speeds help with fast material removal
  • Adjustable eye guards include built-in LED lights to keep your workpiece illuminated
  • Onboard quenching tray helps cool down workpieces during long grinding sessions
  • Includes one 80-grit wheel, one 36-grit wheel, pivoting tool rests and adjustable eye guards
  • Backed by a 2-year warranty

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Ratings
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Wheel Diameter (in.)86 in8 in8 in
Power Tool FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesNo Additional Features
Dust Collection MethodNoneNone1.5 in. Dust PortNone
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
18.1
Product Height (in.)
13
Product Width (in.)
17
Wheel Diameter (in.)
8

Details

Amperage (amps)
5
Arbor Size
5/8
Bench & Stationary Tool Type
Bench Grinder
Color Family
Orange
Condition
New
Disc Spindle Size
0.625
Dust Collection Method
None
Eye shields
Yes
Maximum Speed (rpm)
3400
Portability
Bench
Power Tool Features
No Additional Features
Product Weight (lb.)
41
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 2-Year Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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From slow speed to high speed, this grinder delivers!
From slow speed to high speed, this grinder delivers!
by STEVE
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Very simple to assemble no problem at all it is an excellent product definitely would recommend i...
Very simple to assemble no problem at all it is an excellent product definitely would recommend it indefinitely would buy their product name again Great machine I'm very happy thank you
by Slick
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1 person found this helpful
Wen variable speed grinder is a nice addition to the shop. My old fifty plus year old gave up the...
Wen variable speed grinder is a nice addition to the shop. My old fifty plus year old gave up the ghost and while searching I came up with a few variable speed units and they all looked the same except for color and price. WEN beat them all and the price has since dropped. I give it a five star rating because after assembling the spark arrestors/eye shields and tool rests, turning it on there was a quiet hum as it starts and builds speed; no wobble! Some people reported wheel wobble in their reviews, but only after turning off the grinder and as it slowed to a stop did mine have a tiny amount; at operating speed it is smoooooth! The video is with the grinder on the workbench and not bolted down; it did get put on the grinder bench after and bolted, though. This gem comes with a drill bit rest and wheel dressing tool, neither of which is mentioned in the write up by WEN. I had just bought a bit sharpener before this arrived.
by Yukoneric
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9 people found this helpful
Although this grinder has room for improvement, I have to say that overall this is a good grinder...
Although this grinder has room for improvement, I have to say that overall this is a good grinder from the price. Balance is great and the noise is low enough to have a normal conversation while it is running full throttle. The speed is controlled by potentiometer so as you turn the speed dial the speed increases. This is a great design to allow you to dial in the exact speed you want for the job. And at 5 amps, it can handle almost any job you would need it for. Packing material was adequate for shipping to home. There were a few scratches in the paint out of the box, but that's not a real issue. There are just a few gripes in the design. With the lamp, it is very convenient, however, it has two flaws in my opinion: 1. the arm for the lamp does not stay in place while using the grinder. Vibration causes it to move while in use. 2. The lamp does not turn on until the grinder is turned on. This is not to say it is a design flaw or poor function, but inconvenient in my opinion. I would not and will not be re-wiring the lamp to resolve this. That's just not a good idea.. The accessories are a great addition, however, they do not mount square to the wheels out of the box so some "squaring" will be needed if you're sharpening chisels or other fine tuning jobs. Overall, it is a good grinder for the novice or intermediate tradesman.
by Simplehuman
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8 people found this helpful
This is the Wen 8” variable speed bench grinder (model 4280). The speed can be adjusted from 2000...
This is the Wen 8” variable speed bench grinder (model 4280). The speed can be adjusted from 2000 rpm to 3400 rpm. It comes with one 36-grit wheel (gray) and one 80-grit wheel (white). The wheels are 1” thick for a 5/8” arbor. A work light is built in, but you have to supply your own bulb (they recommend a 40-watt or less R20 bulb). A nice touch is the quenching pot at the front of the unit. After unpacking the unit, you have to assemble the tool rests and the eye shields/spark arrestors—not a big deal. Photo 1 shows you the parts that come with the grinder. After I set up the grinder, I realized that in order to remove the wheels you must remove the tool rests (you always want to do a ring test on any new grinding wheel to make sure it wasn’t damaged/cracked in transit, even if it comes installed on a new grinder). So I removed the tool rests, removed the wheels and confirmed that the wheels were not damaged. Photos 2 and 3 show the Wen branded wheels. I didn’t have the recommended R20 bulb on hand, but I did have a PAR16 LED bulb (a little smaller than the R20 size). I put it in, plugged in the grinder and turned the switch on top of the lamp holder. To my surprise, the light did not go on. It turns out that the grinder’s power switch must be on for the light to go on. I think this was a poor design choice. I’ll re-wire the grinder so the light is connected directly to the AC power and turns on/off independently of the grinder’s power switch. Photo 4 shows the assembled grinder, minus the quenching tray (I forgot to put it on). Next I wanted to see how much the grinder vibrated so I turned it on without securing it to my workbench. Amazingly, it hardly vibrated at all, even when I increased the speed. I must have gotten lucky and have decently balanced wheels. I even sharpened a chisel with the grinder not being secured and had no problem. Overall, it’s a decent grinder for the money, however, I took off a star because the tool trays are not square with the wheels—I’ll have to fix that (in addition to rewiring the light). Also, the hardware for the tool rests seems a little flimsy—after adjusting the tool rest to the desired angle, it’s not a smooth operation to adjust the distance from the tool rest to the wheel. Other than those items, the grinder runs smooth and has plenty of power. It also comes with a wheel dresser, an add-on tool rest for drill bits, and a 2-year warranty.
by KnotNow
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18 people found this helpful
by KENNETH
    Easy to assemble. Haven’t used too much, but the motor...
    Easy to assemble. Haven’t used too much, but the motor is quiet, which is nice.
    by STEVE
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    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    I use this for shaping metalworking tool bits, and it does everything that I want a grinder to do...
    I use this for shaping metalworking tool bits, and it does everything that I want a grinder to do. Only three things keep it from getting a fifth star: * The grey wheel glazes quickly and must be dressed too often. I wish that they had included another coarse white aluminum oxide wheel. * The wheel dresser that comes with the kit is useless and does nothing but raise dust and chip the wheel. Throw it away and get a cheap diamond dresser. * The tool rest pivots have six teeth to prevent slipping, but that means that you can only choose those six angles. These are pretty minor flaws and overall I'm very happy with it, especially for the price.
    by Bruce
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      by Eddie
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