This extremely affordable bench grinder from Grizzly can be mounted to your work bench or on the optional stand. Oddly enough, the stand costs more than the grinder. The Grizzly G9717 bench grinder is an integral part of any machine shop or mechanics shop. If you do any sort of metalworking, you’ll want one of these on-hand. It’s no surprise that the Grizzly G9717 is intended for home and DIY use. More expensive grinders are heavier and have better, more powerful motors, higher quality shields, and often larger grinding wheels. Still, this tool is a real bargain if you only need to perform basic grinding tasks.
Grizzly G9717 Bench Grinder Features
The 1/3 HP single-phase industrial-duty motor of the Grizzly G9717 bench grinder has a maximum speed of 3,450 RPM, and the bearings are factory-sealed, so it requires no lubrication during the life of the tool. The Grizzly G9717 grinder has two 6″ aluminum oxide grinding wheels— one is 60 grit and the other is 30 grit. The 6″ grinding wheels can vary in thickness from 1/2″ to 3/4″ wide and use 1/2″ bores. This machine is suitable for grinding small items, sharpening tools, and any other small grinding tasks. Aside from its 6″ wheel and two grits, the bench grinder also features an easy-to-use rocker type on/off switch.
To ensure safe operation of the grinding wheels, the Grizzly G9717 bench grinder is equipped with tool rests to help support the work piece during grinding. There are certain types of grinding that may require jigs or accessories to assure the proper angle of the piece against the wheel. It is also equipped with adjustable eye shields—basically just a pair of clear plastic panels attached to a support bracket. The grinder base has two holes for mounting it to either a workbench, table top, or other solid surface (or cast iron stand) to improve the grinding experience.
Grizzly G9717 Bench Grinder Specifications
- Motor Type: TEFC Capacitor Start Induction
- Horsepower: 1 ⁄3 HP
- Phase/Voltage: Single/120V
- Amps: 3A
- Cycle/RPM: 60Hz/3450 RPM
- Spindle Diameter: 1 ⁄2″
- Grinding Wheel Grit: 30 and 60
- Grinding Wheel Size (Diameter x Width x Bore): 6″ x 1 ⁄2″ x 1 ⁄2″
- Grinding Wheel Range (Diameter x Width): 6″ x ( 1 ⁄2″ to 3 ⁄4″)
- Grinding Wheel Material: Aluminum Oxide
- Wheel Speed: 3450 RPM
- Height: 10-1/4″
- Width: 16″
- Depth: 8-1/4″
- Net Weight: 18 lbs.
- Footprint: 53 ⁄8″ x 7″
- Warranty: 1 year
- Price: $29.95
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