Draper 78456 230-Volt 250-Watt Wet and Dry Bench Grinder, Five Stars

Great product and quality was excellent especially for the price.

I am very pleased with wet @ dry ginder you posted to me and hope todo more busineswith you in the future.

It does exactly as described delivered before its due date.

Key specs for Draper 78456 230-Volt 250-Watt Wet and Dry Bench Grinder:

  • Designed for the workshop to hone and grind hand and garden tools
  • Uses dry grinding wheel that suits for high speed steel tooling
  • Fitted with a cable and an approved plug

Comments from buyers

“Five Stars
, Get really sharp tools
, you would not like the one I might write about Draper wet and

I brought one of these from a different supplier and when i got it out the box the wet stone didn’t turn (although the spindle did) so i thought ‘here we go, i’ve wasted my time and money on another piece of sh3t’. On closer inspection, i realised that the nut securing the wet stone just needed tighten it up (which meant removing the water bath). Once i’d got it fully up and running i was really pleased with it. Like the guys above i’m a chippy and brought for chisels, but my background is in metal bashing so can i offer some other perspective on then comments above. The wet stone does run out of line but it doesn’t matter, the wet wheel is geared right down (slow with lots of torque) so the ‘wobble’ has no effect on what you are grinding at the working surface (the wobble is more visible on the side of the wheel which you don’t use). The body does get hot, but i would expect this, it has a heavy cast body designed to dissipate heat from the motors, i’ve run mine continuously for hours now, it’s warm (even hot) but not dangerous and not a problem. In an afternoon i have taken 30 chisels from ‘scrap’ to being able to shave with them. The fast wheel gets the balk of the damage out (but you need to know what you’re doing, its really fast. The slow, wet wheel finishes blades virtually to the point where they only need stropping (i still finished mine by hand on a 800 grit diamond stone but only 2 to 3 minutes each). For the money very good value but whoever is doing the final assembly is letting draper down badly, i shouldn’t have had to rebuild this myself before being able to use it.

I am not into doing reviews. If i did, you would not like the one i might write about draper wet and dry grinders.

Having battled for years with oil-stones and never really getting a good edge, this grinder is magic. It’s a bit noisy and runs quite hot, but the results are first rate. Just be careful of some very sharp chisels.

One thought on “Draper 78456 230-Volt 250-Watt Wet and Dry Bench Grinder, Five Stars

  1. Not the best machine but this was expected when paying the price i paid (very cheap hence the 2 star rating). The honing stone is a bit too course for my liking but the thing i find unacceptable which i have seen on other peoples reviews is that the wheel stops spinning. I may be able to fix, if not i’ll return but i’m assuming i can fix. Another citisism i have is that you need a screwdriver to get the water holder off. Why not just design with a clip or slot?. If i can fix then not a bad buy all in all bit a couple of needless flaws.
    1. Not the best machine but this was expected when paying the price i paid (very cheap hence the 2 star rating). The honing stone is a bit too course for my liking but the thing i find unacceptable which i have seen on other peoples reviews is that the wheel stops spinning. I may be able to fix, if not i’ll return but i’m assuming i can fix. Another citisism i have is that you need a screwdriver to get the water holder off. Why not just design with a clip or slot?. If i can fix then not a bad buy all in all bit a couple of needless flaws.
  2. I brought one of these from a different supplier and when i got it out the box the wet stone didn’t turn (although the spindle did) so i thought “here we go, i’ve wasted my time and money on another piece of sh3t”. On closer inspection, i realised that the nut securing the wet stone just needed tighten it up (which meant removing the water bath). Once i’d got it fully up and running i was really pleased with it. Like the guys above i’m a chippy and brought for chisels, but my background is in metal bashing so can i offer some other perspective on then comments above. The wet stone does run out of line but it doesn’t matter, the wet wheel is geared right down (slow with lots of torque) so the “wobble” has no effect on what you are grinding at the working surface (the wobble is more visible on the side of the wheel which you don’t use). The body does get hot, but i would expect this, it has a heavy cast body designed to dissipate heat from the motors, i’ve run mine continuously for hours now, it’s warm (even hot) but not dangerous and not a problem. In an afternoon i have taken 30 chisels from “scrap” to being able to shave with them. The fast wheel gets the balk of the damage out (but you need to know what you’re doing, its really fast. The slow, wet wheel finishes blades virtually to the point where they only need stropping (i still finished mine by hand on a 800 grit diamond stone but only 2 to 3 minutes each). For the money very good value but whoever is doing the final assembly is letting draper down badly, i shouldn’t have had to rebuild this myself before being able to use it.
  3. This review is from : Draper 78456 230-Volt 250-Watt Wet and Dry Bench Grinder

    I brought one of these from a different supplier and when i got it out the box the wet stone didn’t turn (although the spindle did) so i thought “here we go, i’ve wasted my time and money on another piece of sh3t”. On closer inspection, i realised that the nut securing the wet stone just needed tighten it up (which meant removing the water bath). Once i’d got it fully up and running i was really pleased with it. Like the guys above i’m a chippy and brought for chisels, but my background is in metal bashing so can i offer some other perspective on then comments above. The wet stone does run out of line but it doesn’t matter, the wet wheel is geared right down (slow with lots of torque) so the “wobble” has no effect on what you are grinding at the working surface (the wobble is more visible on the side of the wheel which you don’t use). The body does get hot, but i would expect this, it has a heavy cast body designed to dissipate heat from the motors, i’ve run mine continuously for hours now, it’s warm (even hot) but not dangerous and not a problem. In an afternoon i have taken 30 chisels from “scrap” to being able to shave with them. The fast wheel gets the balk of the damage out (but you need to know what you’re doing, its really fast. The slow, wet wheel finishes blades virtually to the point where they only need stropping (i still finished mine by hand on a 800 grit diamond stone but only 2 to 3 minutes each). For the money very good value but whoever is doing the final assembly is letting draper down badly, i shouldn’t have had to rebuild this myself before being able to use it.
    1. I purchased this grinder from a local diy store on saturday and will be taking it back on monday because the slow wheel has a dreadful wobble. I don’t think it is being caused by a non-concentric wheel because as the wheel rotates the bolt that holds it on is actually rotating elliptically as if it is on a cam. This could be a problem with the spindle, bearing or the gearbox but to be honest i’m not interested in finding out and i definitely don’t want a like for like replacement. Next step google to find out how much i need to spend to get something decent. Update: i took the draper back and paid the extra to upgrade to a scheppach tiger 2000s. This is a specialist wet grinder/polisher so does not have a fast wheel of a normal bench grinder and at £99 it is almost double the price of the draper but the quality is streets ahead. The thing that swung it for me is that the sheppach can take all the replacement parts and extras of the class leading tormek machines.
      1. I purchased this grinder from a local diy store on saturday and will be taking it back on monday because the slow wheel has a dreadful wobble. I don’t think it is being caused by a non-concentric wheel because as the wheel rotates the bolt that holds it on is actually rotating elliptically as if it is on a cam. This could be a problem with the spindle, bearing or the gearbox but to be honest i’m not interested in finding out and i definitely don’t want a like for like replacement. Next step google to find out how much i need to spend to get something decent. Update: i took the draper back and paid the extra to upgrade to a scheppach tiger 2000s. This is a specialist wet grinder/polisher so does not have a fast wheel of a normal bench grinder and at £99 it is almost double the price of the draper but the quality is streets ahead. The thing that swung it for me is that the sheppach can take all the replacement parts and extras of the class leading tormek machines.
  4. Same problem as chippy after only 20mins use the wet stone siezed and stripped the plastic worm gear. This is the second time i’ve bought a draper product which has had to be returned. I will not purchase another. Draper 78456 230v 200w wet and dry bench grinder.
    1. Same problem as chippy after only 20mins use the wet stone siezed and stripped the plastic worm gear. This is the second time i’ve bought a draper product which has had to be returned. I will not purchase another. Draper 78456 230v 200w wet and dry bench grinder.
  5. This review is from : Draper 78456 230-Volt 250-Watt Wet and Dry Bench Grinder

    I had been thinking of getting this type of bench grinder for some time – mainly to grind my chisel and plane blades which have worn down over the years. The first time i used it i realised that the metal casing gets quite hot after a few minutes constant use. Also, why is it necessary for both wheels to turn at the same time when you can only use one??. The dry grindstone dealt with my cold chisels okay but when i used the whetstone it was a different matter. It seemed to take for ever to grind down a 1 inch chisel so i switched off and returned to use it a few days later. I’d been using it for about 20 minutes when i realised that the whetstone was running out of line and shortly after it stopped turning. I took a metal plate off to look at the cause and was confronted by the mangled remains of a nylon cog wheel which had been driving the whetstone. The casing was very hot again – too hot to handle. Obviously the machine was out of action so later on i packed it back in it’s box and returned it for a refund – i wasn’t prepared to take a chance on a replacement.
  6. This review is from : Draper 78456 230-Volt 250-Watt Wet and Dry Bench Grinder

    I had been thinking of getting this type of bench grinder for some time – mainly to grind my chisel and plane blades which have worn down over the years. The first time i used it i realised that the metal casing gets quite hot after a few minutes constant use. Also, why is it necessary for both wheels to turn at the same time when you can only use one??. The dry grindstone dealt with my cold chisels okay but when i used the whetstone it was a different matter. It seemed to take for ever to grind down a 1 inch chisel so i switched off and returned to use it a few days later. I’d been using it for about 20 minutes when i realised that the whetstone was running out of line and shortly after it stopped turning. I took a metal plate off to look at the cause and was confronted by the mangled remains of a nylon cog wheel which had been driving the whetstone. The casing was very hot again – too hot to handle. Obviously the machine was out of action so later on i packed it back in it’s box and returned it for a refund – i wasn’t prepared to take a chance on a replacement.

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