Category Archives for Bench Grinder Advice

How to Use a Bench Grinder to Sharpen Knives

How to Use a Bench Grinder to Sharpen Knives

A bench grinder performs a range of woodworking tasks, including knife repair. Garden knives often get blunt, especially after a hectic season. Working with a blunt knife means you need to exert additional pressure, and you might not achieve a clean cut. A dull knife also puts more strain on your arms, hands, and back. […]

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How to Sharpen a Drill Bit with a Bench Grinder

How to Sharpen a Drill Bit with a Bench Grinder

If you are getting crumbled chips when drilling bits then it’s time you sharpened them. Sharp drill bits drill holes, creating long, spiral chips within a short time. As such, if you are taking an unusually long time to drill the holes, then it’s time you sharpened the bits. There are special tools for sharpening […]

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How to Balance a Bench Grinder

How to Balance a Bench Grinder

Bench grinders, even when assembled correctly, can still wobble and vibrate. Most modern machines have manufacturing short-comings that make it challenging to mount wheel that will spin correctly. A vibrating machine poses problems to users due to several reasons: It affects the performance of your work as you won’t achieve the same level of perfection […]

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How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades with a Bench Grinder

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades with a Bench Grinder

Lawnmower blades should be sharpened two or three times during the growing season; at least this is the standard requirement. However, many homeowners hardly sharpen the blades. They wait until it’s too blunt or ripping through the grass. Dull blades create torn tips on the edges of grass, leaving it susceptible to pests and disease. […]

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What is a Good Bench Grinder?

What is a Good Bench Grinder?

A bench grinder is a versatile equipment you want to add in a home tool kit. It can sharpen metal tools, shape them and rid of rust keeping them in top-notch condition. What’s more, it can repair drill bits, cold chisels, and cutting tools. Of course, it depends on the type of bench grinder you […]

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What Can You Use a Bench Grinder For?

What Can You Use a Bench Grinder For?

A bench grinder is an essential tool for both professional and hobbyist woodworkers. Its versatility, ease of use and minimal need for safety makes it a great addition to any woodworker’s tool kit. This grinding machine is used to drive abrasive wheels which sharpen cutting tools like chisels, drill bits, tool bits and gouges. The […]

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How to Turn a Bench Grinder into a Belt Sander

How to Turn a Bench Grinder into a Belt Sander

Are you an enthusiast of making the homemade tool? Do you know you can convert your bench grinder into a sander? Well, you may ask how? If you would like to know how you can do this at home or in your workshop, you need to read this article. This article provides you with a […]

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How to Sharpen Garden Tools with a Bench Grinder

How to Sharpen Garden Tools with a Bench Grinder

Garden tools lose their sharpness after a couple of seasons of service. Working with dull tools is not only tedious, but it leaves plants prone to disease. A dull lawnmower blade, for example, makes the grass on your lawn susceptible to pests. There are different ways of sharpening garden tools. ​Files and mill files are […]

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How to Get Super Razor-Shap Lawn Mower Blades For More Efficient Cutting Using a Bench Grinder

How to Get Super Razor-Shap Lawn Mower Blades For More Efficient Cutting Using a Bench Grinder

Lawnmowers develop curls, nicks, and dings as a result of hitting branches and rocks. They make the blade dull and blunt, and if used to cut grass, leaves it susceptible to disease. Homeowners use different items to sharpen the blade. A metal file is ideal for occasional quick fixes, but if the blade is damaged, […]

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How to Sharpen Garden Shears with a Bench Grinder

How to Sharpen Garden Shears with a Bench Grinder

It is crucial to keep gardening tools sharp. Avid gardeners sharpen their tools once a year often during winter as gardening tasks are minimal during this season. Tools like the garden shears are used more frequently hence the need to sharpen them several times throughout the gardening season. A sharpened pair of shears not only […]

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