- 21 Jan 2011
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- The green and wetter end of the M4.
now theres a question! Personally I have the rpg6 and dont have any issues with it, but its the first and only bench grinder Ive had so I have nothing to compare it to.mark aspin":173dg8qd said:
I have the RP 8" model and right from the start (even trying different grinding wheels) it's always suffered from noise and vibration. I also have a 6" Draper which in comparison is almost silentnev":3f2fla3k said:.....
anyone out there have either of the other two?
I wouldn't worry about that. I've never used a grinder with an electric brake. My 8" Creusen is the same and that costs rather more new (£227!).deserter":3ku730q2 said:...the grinder has no electric brake at all once you turn it off it literally free wheels to a stop taking 2 to 3 minutes...
I've never come across one that has a brake. Maybe some very large commercial ones or those aimed at schools/colleges? They'd need a different method of fix the grinding wheels.Paul Hannaby":3mw2iac4 said:Do any bench grinders have an electric brake? I would have thought there might be a danger of the wheels unscrewing if they did?
"a rutlands one" - but not, I suspect, this one?deserter":2k9znjsu said:I have a rutlands one and would advise everyone to steer clear, the grinder has no electric brake at all once you turn it off it literally free wheels to a stop taking 2 to 3 minutes, the wheels are poor quality and don't run true.
Very cheap tool with little to no quality.
Also as said it vibrates loads and the supposedly quiet motor is quite noisy.
That's not a brake, just cheap bearingsdeserter":3i6wwhvj said:My old grinder which was a cheaply from wicked had a brake of some description as the wheels stopped with in about 30seconds after switching it off.
I don't think it had a brake at all, probably just not too well balanced and bearing drag.deserter":374gbcxh said:My old grinder which was a cheaply from wicked had a brake of some description as the wheels stopped with in about 30seconds after switching it off.
Will try the sharpening with it off idea though.
I just checked the 'shop and the 'best' grinder I have had was also (cheap) from Wickes - smooth as silk and the natural choice for my expensive wheel...deserter":2qblkgf7 said:Fair enough, I kinda liked it stopping quicker though.