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SKIL 3380-01 6-Inch Bench Grinder

4.5 out of 5 stars 120 customer reviews
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  • Medium and coarse wheels for a variety of materials
  • 2.1 Amp Motor with 3,450 RPM
  • Built-In LED work lights over both wheels
  • Adjustable tool rests for accurate grinding
  • Rubber feet provides increase stability
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Product Description

Product Description

This is a factory reconditioned product. Reconditioned generally means that the product has been returned to the manufacturer, who brings the product back to like new condition. Some products may contain cosmetic blemishes. Includes 6-in Bench Grinder with Light - 3380-02-RT

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Skil Benchtop Power Tools are Quality Tools at a Great Price !

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Technical Details

Part Number 3380
Item Weight 20.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 15.4 x 10.8 x 8.5 inches
Item model number 3380-01
Power Source electric-powered
Item Package Quantity 1
Measurement System English
Special Features quiet
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 1 year warranty/30 day money back guarantee

Additional Information

ASIN B003LSSS20
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 120 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #144,703 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#50 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Grinders > Bench Grinders
Shipping Weight 21.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available April 30, 2010

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I'm not a big fan of Skil power tools in general. They tend to be underpowered and lack durability. However, I do purchase them from time to time to fill a gap while I am waiting for my wife's approval to get what I really want.

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.
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Bought this skil bench grinder at Walleymart for under $50. Set-up was fairly easy. I was able to quickly sharpen several lawnmower blades, an ax and a hatchet without even fastening down the grinder(not recommending this practice ,but it allows me to easily move this light weight grinder to use in other locations or just to make room for other projects in my very limited space. The grinder runs quiet and very smooth with none of the vibration or wobbling /walking problems I've read about in reviews of grinders costing double or more! So , for what it is - a small and light under $50 household bench grinder- I give it a 5 star rating for light duty sharpening tasks after one use. It sure beats the cordless dremel and the sharpening attachment on a drill I've struggled with for years.
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If you are looking for a good, inexpensive bench grinder, I would recommend this. There are, however, a few comments that I have:
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.
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I was given a Skil Bench Grinder as a wedding present in 1965 and it started getting wobbly already so just this once I decided to give them another chance. It is low end on power--just fine for tool sharpening, cleaning with the wire brush wheel, polishing and such. I am pleased.
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I ordered two of these and set them both up next to each other—one with two different grinding wheels and the other with two different cloth buffing wheels. They have performed well. Work fine in a home shop.
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Mounted on a baseboard with no issues. Clamp baseboard to my workbench. Good instructions, easy setup. Had one grinder wheel break and thought I had burned out the unit, but not the case once cleared out. Challenging to set up with a wire wheel on one side. Took some experimenting and it sits outside the span of the grind wheel it replaced. For the price, it just works and takes a beating. Got one for my Dad and we set it up the same way.
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This is another case of you get what you pay for! I wish that I had purchased a heavier duty and larger grinder for my purposes but it was hard to pass up on the price. One nice feature is that it does have built in mini lights and the power switch is nicely located right in front. If I do heavy aggressive grinding the motor will bog down and overheat. On the other hand if all someone needs to do is light touch up or dressing on burrs etc., then this might just be the tool for you! It takes up very little space wit a small foot print.
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I don't even have it bolted down. Sits still for the most part. Might bolt it down but really not necessary. VG item for the money spent. Checked around, would have spent easily +50% more. Shipped promptly. Highly recommend.
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