It’s a basic fact that sharp tools cut more safely and predictably while producing better results than dull tools. There are about as many different methods and tools for sharpening and maintaining an edge as there are edged tools. Woodworkers have long recognized the grinder as a fast and efficient machine for shaping bevels prior to honing. It’s also an excellent tool for putting the finished edge on cold chisels, shears, axes and other cutting tools. If you have a tool that is nicked, rusted or has a broken edge, restoring them is as simple has having a Delta GR275. This versatile tool isn’t just limited to ordinary grinding operations. Just substitute the grinding wheel with a wire wheel and you’re ready to remove rust, scale and paint. You can switch to a buffing wheel for polishing metals and plastics. Compared to most other machines, a bench grinder is the essence of simplicity. It’s basically an electrically-powered motor with a shaft on each end where wheels are mounted. Each wheel is held by a nut, with pressure distributed by washers. Of course, Delta took it one step further with their quick change nut and tool-less wheel cover and adjustable tool rest.