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Low wheel speed helps prevent tools from overheating as you sharpen them.

Rikon 80-805 8'' Slow-Speed Bench Grinder

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Rikon 80-805 8'' Slow-Speed Bench Grinder

Woodworkers looking for a bench grinder that's capable of putting a sharp edge on chisels, plane irons, turning tools, knives and other hand tools will be delighted with the Rikon 80-805 Slow-Speed Grinder. Hit the power switch, and it starts up smoothly and quietly, coming up to speed at only 1,750 RPM, a low speed that all but eliminates the risk of tool damage from excess heat. For very damaged edges, we recommend dipping your tools in a water bath periodically as you sharpen. Two wheels—60-grit and 120-grit—let you go from rough grinding and shaping to final sharpening without any changes or setups. The left tool rest even features a V-channel for sharpening drill bits. At this price point, the Rikon 80-805 represents a very economical sharpening system that will give you sharp tools in a very short time. Of course, you can also use it for light-duty grinding or rust and paint removal with great success.


  • Cast iron base and rubber feet contribute to a solid feel and reduced vibration
  • Both wheels are surrounded by heavy-duty spark arrestors
  • Individually adjustable eye shields help to protect your face and eyes
  • Dual tool rests let you position your tool at a variety of angles
  • Left-hand tool rest has a V-groove for sharpening drill bits
  • Includes diamond wheel dresser for keeping the wheels round and flat
(1) Rikon 80-805 8'' Slow-Speed Bench Grinder
(1) 60-Grit Wheel
(1) 120-Grit Wheel
(1) Diamond Wheel Dresser
More Information
Brand Rikon
Manufacturer Part Number 80-805
Weight 36.9500
Tech Spec
  • Motor: 1/2 HP; 3A; 120V; 60Hz
  • RPM (no load): 1,750
  • Included Wheels: 60- and 120-grit aluminum oxide
  • Wheel Dimensions: 1'' wide x 8'' diameter
  • Arbor: 5/8''
  • Overall Dimensions: 16-3/8''W x 10-3/4''D x 11-1/4''H
  • Base Footprint: 5-1/2'' x 7-5/8''
  • Power Cord Length: 6'
Technical Documents
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It's great for sharing my lathe tools.
March 10, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Oh sure. Once I get my new grinder you drop the price $20!!! Sheesh you guys!! But seriously, this tool is just what the doctor ordered to keep my woodturning gouges and chisels razor sharp!! Thanks Rockler.
March 6, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great grinder to shape and sharpen lathe tools
March 3, 2019
4 months ago
So far, so good
I've had the Rikon 80-805 bench grinder for a couple of weeks, and have been using it to sharpen wood turning tools and chisels. The lower speed and white wheels do a great job keeping the tool edges from overheating -- much more manageable than my old 6" grinder. I'm currently using the built-in tool rests (and my eyes) to get the right angle for sharpening, but I plan to make some sharpening jigs soon.
January 18, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Grinder
Excellent machine! Solid and smooth. The wheels that came with it do an excellent job on my lathe tools.
January 3, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rikon 80-805 8"
Nice grinder use it to sharpen turning tools
December 25, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I’d buy it again
Very happy with this grinder. Does a great job sharpening my tools.
December 17, 2018
3 months ago
Rikon 8in bench grinder slow speed
Very satisfied , low noise and vibration, well made and good value with the two white stone wheels provided.
December 10, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Got two of these side by side now.....both dependable and predictable......one spinning 2 CBN wheels which is a load but the grinder handles it just fine
very pleased
December 10, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great value!
I elected to spend less on the grinder and more on the CBN wheels and sharpening jig This proved to be a good decision. I just sharpened my first chisels last night and I am well pleased with the grinder!
December 9, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Great for sharpening woodworking tools!
Bobby F on Mar 20, 2019
Fits what I was looking for to sharpen Lathe Tools. Rockler had the best price. Thanks
Warren P D on Mar 13, 2019
Great for sharpening woodworking tools!
Bobby F on Mar 20, 2019
Reviews and great price.
RANDALL D on Mar 15, 2019
Fits what I was looking for to sharpen Lathe Tools. Rockler had the best price. Thanks
Warren P D on Mar 13, 2019
After watching videos and reading review I decided to buy this.
Ben D on Mar 13, 2019
Sharpening my woodturning tools the right way
David H on Mar 10, 2019
Ken P on Mar 9, 2019
It had good reviews and I need to upgrade from a 6" grinder.
Kurt on Mar 8, 2019
I need a good grinder for specifically for sharpening lathe gouges and cutters and located near and handy to my lathe center
R Dale M on Mar 4, 2019
I chose this to sharpen chisels and other woodworking tools. Price point was in my range and overall good reviews.
Christine S on Mar 4, 2019
Reviews are great, 5 year warranty, and i need an easier/faster way to sharpen my tools.
Clinton Wayne H on Mar 4, 2019
bought a wood lathe and need to sharpen the tools.
christopher b on Mar 3, 2019
BOB W on Mar 2, 2019
Price and Low RPM speed
tomfishfinder on Feb 25, 2019
good reviews and best price
dennis b on Feb 24, 2019
Tom D on Feb 12, 2019
Good ratings and reviews
Robert N on Jan 23, 2019
I want a good way to sharpen lathe tools
Scott E on Jan 14, 2019
good value, great reviews
tom b on Jan 3, 2019
Doug R on Dec 25, 2018
I read a review.
Patrick P on Dec 20, 2018
Good price on product.
Reed Biggers I on Dec 8, 2018
On Sale.
Gary A on Nov 22, 2018
I'm retired and now that I'm finishing up my dream shop, I'm finally starting to fill it up with all the tools I've always wanted.
Tracy S on Nov 21, 2018
Great value.
Jay D. R on Nov 21, 2018
good price and a great product
David S on Nov 21, 2018
Good quality and the price is right.
David W on Nov 21, 2018
Better way to sharpen lathe tools. Slower speed, less likely to burn tool steel.
Greg R on Nov 20, 2018
Sharpen lathe tools
William W on Nov 18, 2018
Dale R on Nov 18, 2018
best price I could find
Eric R on Nov 18, 2018
Wanted to get something that I can most economically sharpen my lathe tools.
Mark B on Nov 17, 2018
I like the slow speed characteristic so the tool being sharpened does not over heat.
Mark D on Nov 15, 2018
price and value
James N on Nov 14, 2018
Needed a slow speed grinder for sharpening turning tools, chisels and knife blades. Rikon has a good name and also came with coarse and fine wheels. The fact that it is on sale helped make my decision.
Bud N on Nov 13, 2018
It was on sale
Aaron C on Nov 12, 2018
Good reviews and on sale
Kenneth C on Nov 11, 2018
Just what I was looking for and it was on sale.
Bob on Nov 11, 2018
I was looking for a slow speed grinder for my lathe tools. This was on sale and a good deal.
Doug Locklair L on Nov 11, 2018
I've been wanting a slow speed 8 inch bench grinder for a long time. I was waiting for a good one to go on sale that I could afford and the was it.
John A on Nov 10, 2018
It was recommended to me by Joe O'Conner in the Pittsburgh store. He is the best!!!!
Jason G on Nov 8, 2018
Nice product at a great value.
John P on Nov 8, 2018
reasonable price with diamond wheel dresser
Charles B on Nov 8, 2018
Good price and wanted a slow speed grinder
Jim E on Nov 7, 2018
8" Grinder and good price. First Rincon product. We'll see how it goes.
Gerald I on Nov 6, 2018
Best price. Good product. Free shipping.
William W on Nov 6, 2018
Need slower speed grinder for turning tools
Thomas A on Nov 6, 2018
Wood Lathe tools
Roy P on Nov 3, 2018
I was shopping for one and found your bargain.
Harold A on Nov 1, 2018
Need tool. Good price.
Daniel D on Oct 28, 2018
needed a new grinder and liked the slower speed
GARY E on Oct 27, 2018
Reviews and great price.
RANDALL D on Mar 15, 2019
After watching videos and reading review I decided to buy this.
Ben D on Mar 13, 2019
Does my preferred customer 15% discount work for this?
Mike C on Jun 1, 2018
Oneway recommends standard 3450 rpm speed for their Wolverine jig, is this "slow-speed" grinder going to be a problem for that jig?
David A on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've not had my setup long but i use my wolverine jig with this grinder. I haven't used the wolverine jig on higher speed machines so i have no basis of comparison however i find that even though it is a "slow speed" I have to be careful to not remove too much material when sharpening. I don't think i would want a grinder to go much faster. I use a lot of smaller tools 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 this may be a factor.
Has anyone wished they would have bought the 1 HP model instead?
I'll I plan to use this for is sharpening lathe tools and MAYBE a chisel or two down the line.
Chris C on Dec 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I own four grinders and my favorite ones are one HP. I have a 3/4HP that bogs down on occasion. The grinder I use most often [ we're talking every half hour or so ] has two CBN wheels attached. 80 and 180 grit. Buy the ones that are wide and have rounded edges.
Can you attach a water bath?
Steve on Nov 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The low speed is supposed to ensue that a water path is not necessary. If you are worried about over heating Rockler suggests inserting the tool in separate water bath. Overheating has not been a problem for as I use M2 steel powdered metal tools from Crown.
Can this be used for sharpening lawn care tools and mower blades?
Allen F on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Only if they’re not too dull; in general, blunt steel is more quickly sharpened w/ a conventional high-speed grinder but there’s a danger of ‘blueing’ the blade due to high heat. This will ruin the temper of the steel & cause the steel to become brittle & lose the edge quicker. This can be somewhat avoided by cooling the edge w/ water occasionally.
Can this machine accept buffing/polishing wheels as well? Is the speed appropriate for those raajs?
Edward on Jun 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I see no reason why this grinder could not be used with a wire wheel or buffer. I think the speed is adequate for both processes but buffing would be more efficient with a 3450 rpm unit. For thin wire wheels the guards should stay intact but when used as a buffer I would remove the guards so that more of the buffing wheel is exposed. Small buffers are not equiped with guards because the wheels are made from cloth and not very dangerous.
Hello and would this device work on putting an edge on a Straight Razor used for Shaving.The angle is what I am concerned about. I do it now with 4000/8000 wet stones and for a final edge a 12,000 stone.But it's Very Time Consuming and was wondering if this machine would take away the first steps of honing the straight razor the completing it with just the 12,000 Wetstone. Let me know your thoughts?
Thank You,
Jpc15045 on Sep 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That is not the machine for you. I like a 2" belt sander with very fine sand paper like up to 12,000
When will it be available ?
Dick M on Jun 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: October 2018