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Skil Skil 3380-02 Bench Grinder

An ideal entry grinder for the workshop, the Skil Bench Grinder has a variety of user-friendly features. Built-in LED work lights keep the area clearly lit and to make sure your grinder is mounted properly, the base is of the grinder is pre-drilled cast iron. Also, this grinder includes rubber feet for additional stability and adjustable tool rests for accurate grinding.
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Customer Recommendation100%16 out of 16reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Skil 3380-02 Bench Grinder

Skil 3380-02 Bench Grinder (Works Well)

09/11/2011
By ,
Mount Olive
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
This is a good grinder for the money. It works very well. I wish the lights had more light. The motor is strong for jobs around the house.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Once per week
+5points
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Review 2 for Skil 3380-02 Bench Grinder

not a big fan of Skil, BUT...

02/05/2011
By ,
Georgia
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I'm not a big fan of Skil power tools in general. They tend to be underpowered and lack durability. However, I do purchase them from time to time to fill a gap while I am waiting for my wife's approval to get what I really want.
Purchased it for $39.99 from wally world (price matched Lowe's). Got it home and put it together (simple). Left the light off left side since I had read it limits access some. After a couple days I was only using the right side because I DID like the light so I put on the left. What I have used it for:
Grinding: sharpening hand tools: shovels, hand edger, clippers, pruning shears, pick ax, ax, hatchet, wood chisels, knives, lawn mower blades, log splitter and wedges.
6" Kobalt wire brush (be nice if it were included, but for $40): primarily for rust and paint removal from above mentioned items.
Within 2 hours I had sharpened everything in my garage (we have an armadillo problem in GA, so I like to be prepared). NOTHING bogged down the 2.1 amp motor which I had expected to happen.
I had a rusty 10" forged steel log splitting wedge I had found. Used the wire brush to clean off the rust, no problem. Got curious and used it to grind the wedge down to about 1". Even when applying pressure I did NOT notice any slowing of the wheel.
All use has been without being fastened down (as someone else noted, not very safe). This grinder runs QUIET, SMOOTH (none of the vibration I have read about on other models) and gets up to speed almost immediately.
I am impressed. Very happy I decided to buy it, I mean a 10" forged steel wedge? I can't think of anything else I will use it for that is heavier duty than that. Maybe the acquisition of Skil by Bosch in 1996 improved Skil's quality. Anyway, I have had it for 2 weeks now and have yet to bog it down. Money I was saving up for GSM200 will go to something else for now and I plan to keep this until it breaks.
Product Attributes:
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Gender:Male
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
+22points
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Review 3 for Skil 3380-02 Bench Grinder

good value

12/09/2010
By ,
scottsdale, az
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
terrific product , meets all my expectations. The only down side was it was mailed in the Skill box, not a plain box, so the present wasn't a surprise. But, it is a good product.
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Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Meets Expectations
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:65 or older
Gender:Female
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every few days
+7points
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Review 4 for Skil 3380-02 Bench Grinder

Just purchased

04/12/2011
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
So far, and I just bought it, the grinder does grind, but after ten minutes running it gets hot as h e double toothpicks and I'm afraid if it is not shut off it will burn itself out. Otherwise, need more time to evaluate.
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Meets Expectations
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Recommends this product? Yes
-6points
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paris,tennessee
skil bench grinder 3380
Posted 02/04/2012
not bad for the money, works great for what i need it for. but was missing parts, now i have to contact the maker to get the parts sent to me. parts missing were the tool rest, no big deal i can still use it without them for now.
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Skil 3380-02 Bench Grinder
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