Delta VS 8″ grinder: 1st Impressions
Well, I sprung for the Delta variable speed 8″ grinder Monday night, $138 at Lowes. Set it up last night and gave it a spin. My first impressions. 1. The wheels SUCK!! The white one (finer grit, friable I hope), wobbles like a finalist in the latest hoola-hoop contest. Rather than order new Norton wheels, at $40+ a pop, I ordered the Oneway balancing system, since I’ll need it anyway. Hope it has enough sway to get these wheels to stop wobbling. 2. The only thing guaranteed “tooless” about the tooless wheel changing system is taking the wheel covers off. 3. The operator’s manual is in serious need of editing. It shows a wrench being used on the flats of the shaft in a place where there are no flats. (sheesh, where are the italics in this place? Guess I need to look for instructions). It’s beyond me why Delta doesn’t dedicate just a tad more time and $$ so that this grinder hits the market in good useable shape. They’re killing it with shoddy wheels and poorly illustrated manual!