|Item Weight||20.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.4 x 10.8 x 8.5 inches|
|Item model number||3380-01|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||1 year warranty/30 day money back guarantee|
SKIL 3380-01 6-Inch Bench Grinder
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SKIL 3380-01 6-Inch Bench Grinder with Light
You’ll find all kinds of uses for the 3380 Bench Grinder with Light in your home workshop or garage. Smooth roughened chisel edges, drill bits and knives. Grind down welded joints and rivets or polish surfaces. Featuring a 2.1-amp motor, this grinder comes with medium and coarse wheels. There’s a convenient LED work light and a tool rest for each wheel for grinding accuracy. Safety features of the 3380 6-inch Bench Grinder include eye shields and a solid cast-iron base with rubber feet that mounts easily to a benchtop.
(1) SKIL 3380 6-Inch Bench Grinder with Light.
- Amperage: 2.1
- Rating: 120V
- No Load RPM: 3,450
- Wheel Diameter: 6 Inches
- Wheel Facing: 1/2-Inch
- Shaft Diameter: 1/2-Inch
- Certifications: cSAus
Built-In LED Work Lights
Convenient LED work lights over both wheels helps keep the work piece lit.
Medium and Coarse Wheels
Grind down a variety of material needs.
Adjustable Tool Rests
Tool rests for each wheel are included for accurate grinding.
Eye shields for increased safety and a solid cast-iron base with rubber feet that mounts easily to a benchtop for increase stability.
Top Customer Reviews
Purchased it for $39.99 from wally world (price matched Lowe's). Got it home and put it together (simple). Left the light off left side since I had read it limits access some. After a couple days I was only using the right side because I DID like the light so I put on the left. What I have used it for:
Grinding: sharpening hand tools: shovels, hand edger, clippers, pruning shears, pick ax, ax, hatchet, wood chisels, knives, lawn mower blades, log splitter and wedges.
6" Kobalt wire brush (be nice if it were included, but for $40): primarily for rust and paint removal from above mentioned items.
Within 2 hours I had sharpened everything in my garage (we have an armadillo problem in GA, so I like to be prepared). NOTHING bogged down the 2.1 amp motor which I had expected to happen.
I had a rusty 10" forged steel log splitting wedge I had found. Used the wire brush to clean off the rust, no problem. Got curious and used it to grind the wedge down to about 1". Even when applying pressure I did NOT notice any slowing of the wheel.
All use has been without being fastened down (as someone else noted, not very safe). This grinder runs QUIET, SMOOTH (none of the vibration I have read about on other models) and gets up to speed almost immediately.
I am impressed. Very happy I decided to buy it, I mean a 10" forged steel wedge? I can't think of anything else I will use it for that is heavier duty than that. Maybe the acquisition of Skil by Bosch in 1996 improved Skil's quality. Anyway, I have had it for 2 weeks now and have yet to bog it down. Money I was saving up for GSM200 will go to something else for now and I plan to keep this until it breaks.
1. Changing the wheels can be problematic: This grinder does not have a shaft lock and the manual suggests that you use a wedge to hold the wheel tight against the wheel guard to remove the nut holding the wheel to the shaft. I found it much easier to remove the guard cover on the opposite wheel and use another wrench to hold the shaft securely.
2. Another weakness I see is that the shaft (on either end) is not threaded long enough to allow thinner wire wheels to be easily installed without having to use additional shims (in my case, 1/2" flat washers).
3. Once I had shimmed and installed the wire wheel and used the wire wheel, the wires, of course, spread out and this caused the grinder to bind somewhat on startup causing unnecessary strain on the motor.
Would I buy this again? We'll see.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The covers are awkward to remove... but most folks don't need to remove them, so I suppose that's OK.Published 3 days ago by J H
Great little grinder. It spins up and holds its speed when grinding small stuff. I have not tried heavy duty grinding, but it is great for grinding small pieces of metal. Read morePublished 7 months ago by kim DiDonato-Murrell
Great for the price. No issues. 100% reliable. That said, I recommend looking into a bench grinder with larger diameter wheels. I sometimes wish I had.Published 8 months ago by FHCIII
Works great but I bought it to use for sharpening knives and the motor keeps me from keeping the proper angle. It runs smoothly and will make a great grinder/buffer.Published 9 months ago by Linda Swinford
NOT PACKAGED WELL,BROKEN PLASTIC GUARD POORLY MADE ,TRIED EVERYTHING STILL,WHEELS OFF BALANCEPublished 10 months ago by FIND THE TRUTH!