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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful.
Nice but not perfect.
This is a nice wire wheel! Nice construction, very solid, well balanced... Rust or dirt or grime is no match for this wheel!
I use it on a Palmgren 82061 6-Inch 1/3HP Bench Grinder with Wire Wheel, Dark Grey/Black. This is not a bad wheel at all, BUT, after using it for only a few times, a lot of wires bent and are touching the wheel covers - and this particular grinder has very wide covers. I trimmed those wires initially, but the I would soon have to trim almost 1/4 of the entire wheel, as all wires on both sides are starting to bend slightly outwards (and I made sure to mark the wheel for direction, so I always install it in the same way to limit the bending). So I just came to realize that this wheel is just a little to wide. And this is the narrower wheel, as Dewalt also sells the DEWALT DW4905 6-Inch Crimped Bench Wire Wheel, 5/8-Inch-1/2-Inch Arbor, Wide Face .014-Inch, which I also had and I can honestly say that there's not a very big difference... As such, I feel forced to either get used to the screeching noise (and the scratched covers), or use it without the cover (which I did not intend to).
I have also tried it on other grinders - DEWALT DW756 6-Inch Bench Grinder, Delta 23-198 6-Inch Variable Speed Grinder with Toolless Quick Change, 6" VARIABLE SPEED BENCH GRINDER 1/5HP- CRAFTSMAN, and Porter-cable 6" Variable Speed Bench Grinder with Light and it touches on all of them (on the last three, installing the covers actually prohibits the motor from spinning!)
I have also purchased the Forney 72751 6-Inch Fine Narrow Face Crimped Wire Bench Wheel Brush with 1/2-Inch and 5/8-Inch Arbor and I love it. The Dewalt is coarser (0.014" wire size) vs. the finer Forney (0.008" wire size), so they complement each other. But the build quality seems higher on the Forney, so in the future I will probably check this brand before Dewalt...
Be safe and wear goggles!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Very good wire wheel. Some vibration though
By Cale B.
I bought this as a replacement for a much cheaper version I currently own. My current wheel vibrated like crazy so I purchased this Dewalt version hoping to get rid of that. Out of the box the construction was a lot better. The flange that mounts over the arbor was very wide which looked very promising to eliminate the vibration of my old wheel. Once mounted I was still getting a little vibration but not near as bad, it wasn't walking all over the bench anymore. The issue is the plastic bushings allow it to vibrate some. I've trimmed this wheel to get as close to smooth as possible. If Dewalt used a harder material for the bushings there wouldn't be any issue. Overall I'm pleased with this wheel and I would buy it again.
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Works great in my cheap bench grinder I picked up on ...
Works great in my cheap bench grinder I picked up on Amazon also. I use the crap out of this thing. It did sling a lot of wires the first few times I used it, but is normal on a new brush.