Daily Offer 1/2/15: WEN Bench Grinders and Stand


#1

Today at Tools.Woot, instead of one thing in the daily deal spot, we’re giving you ALL THE WEN BENCH GRINDERS AND STANDS AND MOAR WEN BENCH GRINDERS AND STANDS!!

And since it’s a special kinda sale, we thought it needed a special kinda discussion place that you can find here.

WEN Bench Grinders and Stand

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#2

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WEN Bench Grinders and Stand
Price: $44.99 - 89.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 6-7 business days (Wednesday, Jan 07 to Monday, Jan 12) + transit
Condition: New

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7/23/2014 - $39.99 - 79.99 - Click To See Discussion (16 comments)


#3

Product pages:
6-inch grinder
8-inch grinder
Bench


#4

I’m not sure how this is any kind of a deal. When factoring in the shipping, the smaller version is cheaper at Home Depot by $1.50. You save $2 on the larger one I suppose. Rather disappointing, I had gotten excited about adding a new tool to my workbench at first.


#5

WEN will Woot! stop selling these cr@ppy tools?! These are nothing more than a paperweight at best


#6

I noticed the same thing… Seems like ever since woot got hooked up with amazon it has gone down the drain…


#7

Nah, we’ve always sold crappy things. Amazon has nothing to do with our product line-up.


#8

I’ll try and add something positive.

I have the slow-speed grinder from a previous purchase and it is great for sharpening my wood lathe tools. It doesn’t shred the metal off nearly as fast and it also doesn’t burn unless you really stall your tool on the wheel.

Looking at my account I did get it for $10 less, but it’s a good grinder for hobbyist.


#9

These are NOT cr@ppy tools as you call them! They are the very best made of the Chinese tools, they are usually made with far more quality and care than the others, they will give the elite so called American tools (many of which are NOT MADE in America) a run for their money and I for one own a shop full of them. Finally, this company has a jewel of a consumer products division and will help you every step of the way if you should require that help. Here is a fact…

I still own and use EVERY tool I’ve ever purchased with the WEN name on it and this goes back about 25 years. Most importantly, they are priced at a bargain and you will be rewarded with a comprehensive full warranty.


#10

Is it just me, or is that a really short grinder stand? 31.5" is about standard dinner table height. Maybe this is for training your toddler proper grinding technique?


#11

If you should require a grinder, get the 8 inch, as I believe it’s better to have a little more power than you need. This is a tool which is great for heavier grinding and one which will make short work of your projects. It is less likely to bog down than the smaller grinder. Remember, you’re going to own this tool for a long time.

Also and very important to your well being…

DON’T FORGET TO KEEP THOSE PROTECTIVE EYE GLASSES CLEAN AND PUT THEM ON BEFORE YOU TURN THE GRINDER SWITCH ON. Doing so will probably save you a trip to the emergency ward. PLEASE AVOID WHAT i WENT THROUGH, AS IT WAS NOT PLEASANT.


#12

I believe that the current height is okay (in my opinion) as a height for a grinder. It also extends the user a bit more safety, as those shapr metal bits come streaming at you hard, fast and HOT.

If you should prefer a higher stance, try using shims to achieve this. The grinder is best bolted to the floor so when you get it is the perfect time to add the shims. 2 1/2 inches more will give you an overall height of 34 inches, which should improve your comfort level.


#13

I’m with infinitewisdom…can we get some decent stuff in here? The 8" grinder is only rated for 3 amps. I’m surprised the wheels even spin…


#14

I walked into my home depot to spend some gift cards and there sat a stack of Ryobi 6 inch grinders for 15 even down from I believe 39. Although Ryobi is knocked by tool snobs, I have gotten great use out of their tools.

However, I am not a fan of Ryobi’s new snot green color scheme. I am a fan of Direct Tools Factory Outlet that mostly pushes refurbed Ryobi and Ridgid from Home Depot returns. I heard a sales guy from there tell someone that Ryobi changed their color scheme from the Dark Blue/Red to this Snot Green they’ve gone to, to set themselves apart from Bosch tools…heh. Yeah, how many times have a mixed up my 15 dollar Ryobi grinder with the 300 dollar Bosch. :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

I have the one with the white grinding wheels (awesome sharpening).
The quality/price ratio doesn’t get better than this. I bought it last summer and never looked back. Unless you are a professional this will serve you very well and leave you with plenty of pocket change to buy the stand and always have it ready.
I haven’t bought a WEN tool that has disappointed me.

Is Woot no longer a real bargain?.. well that’s a whole different matter. :slight_smile:


#16

Years ago (about 30 years ago) I to was a fan of Ryobi tools. In those days they built real commercial quality tools that did everything but break down. Ryobi was my tool of choice.

As an example, Ryobi made a laminate trimmer which I found to be the very best on the market…easy to use, easy to adjust and very long lasting. I used this item frequently and the first one I purchased lasted almost 5 years under very heavy use. I later found that many of the metal parts on this item were replaced by plastic. Later yet the trimmer was no longer lasting as long, as the last one I owned lasted only 5 months.

Ryobe made a change in their target market aiming directly at the home user rather than the commercial user…I was the last to find out. I’ve not touched a Ryobi product in years.