PCB575BG Bench Grinder - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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PCB575BG Bench Grinder

Porter-Cable - PCB575BG Bench Grinder

This bench grinder from Porter-Cable comes with a diamond wheel dresser and a work light.

$119 (As of 4/5/2012)

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Editor's Review: Tool Test: Bench Grinders for Woodworkers

by Chris Gochnour

review date: April 5, 2012

The Porter-Cable has one usable tool rest that’s ground flat; the other has a drill trough cast into the platform, making it useless for narrow chisels. That’s too bad because the rests are the easiest of the group to adjust via thumbscrews. The only inhibiting factor in the angle adjustments is the detents in the mechanism that limit the settings; I had to override them with a washer spacer. Once set, the platforms held their settings. The grinder ran with very little vibration, after adjusting the flanges to correct wheel wobble. The Porter-Cable comes with a diamond wheel dresser and a handy work light. At $120, you’ll have some money left over to replace one of the tool rests with an excellent aftermarket version.

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Editor Test Results:

Runout 0.005 in. (after flange adjustment)

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Porter-Cable
Manufacturer's Web Site www.deltaportercable.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 888-848-5175
Wheels 1 in. wide; 120 grit, 36 grit.
Speed Variable from 2,000 - 3,400 rpm
Horsepower N/A
Amps N/A
Watts N/A
Volts N/A
Tool Rest 2-1/3 in. by 1-3/4 in.

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