6 IN. Bench Grinder

Model: #BG612G

4.7 | 56 Reviews
Featuring a rugged 2.1-Amp induction motor, the RYOBI 6 in. Bench Grinder utilizes an integrated LED work light to provide ideal illumination while you work. Convenience features such as adjustable tool rests and magnifying glass eye shields. The heavy-gauge steel base helps to reduce vibration and improves stability during use, offering a workshop or garage-ready bench grinder.


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  • Motor: 2.1 Amp, 120V AC, 60 Hz
  • RPM: 3,600 r/min. (RPM) (No Load)
  • Arbor Size: 1/2"
  • Cord: 6 ft.
  • Wheel Diameter: 6 in.
  • Wheel Face: 3/4 in. Max


  • BG612G 6" Bench Grinder
  • (1) 36 Grit Wheel
  • (1) 60 Grit Wheel
  • (1) Spark Shield
  • (1) Spark Shield with Magnifier
  • (2) Spark Deflectors
  • (2) Work Rests
  • Hardware
  • (4) AAA batteries
  • Operator’s Manual


6 IN. Bench Grinder
6 IN. Bench Grinder is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life's a GRIND The RYOBI 6 inch Bench Grinder is a 'must have tool' in my shop. It's size, power and features are everything I need to perform prep work for maintaining tools and cleaning up edges on rough cut metal repairs. The features give me what I need to handle my projects. I have mounted mine to a base plate that allows me to store the grinder 'out of the way' when not in use, but easily set up when needed. I have been a RYOBI TOOL user for many years and find them innovative and reliable for my shop needs. They have come a long way since their introduction and I still have and use most of the the older versions. I recommend them. Give them a try, you will be glad you did.
Date published: 2019-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for small jobs I set-up the bench grinder right away. Out of the box, I had one small issue though, one of the protection shields was cracked at the mounting point so I could not mount it. I also immediately swapped out a wire wheel for the fine stone wheel to use. Once I got it up and running, it was great. A few slow downs if I pressed in hard on something hard but overall, decent power. I had yet to mount the grinder to the bench yet so the vibration was a little much. I am sure that is from a combination of it not being secured to the work bench along with the non-Ryobi wire wheel on the opposite side of the coarse stone wheel. Overall - very happy - I am rebuilding an old snow blower and use it often to clean-up parts.Also, I have a support ticket in to get the protection shield replaced but have not gotten a response yet.
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great core, fluff additions The grinder itself is spot on price to performance and features and it works grand, no complaints. The one thing that I find just crazy silly is that the lights are battery powered!! I mean... what? It plugs in to the wall and these little LED use no power, why would they need little batteries?? It's a really cheap silly add on that makes no sense and brings down the overall quality. That said, by no means a killer issue.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very useful Everything i needed and then some with the LED so ypu can see what ypu are doing.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grinder for the price Best grinder for the price. Sharpens lawn mower blades great.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grinder Works great!! Light lights on top of protective lens.
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great grinder when you consider cost Was looking for an inexpensive bench grinder to handle light - medium duty use so obviously did not want to break the bank. Picked this one up at Home Depot for a fair price. Assembly wasn't difficult, but I feel like the plexi glass shields vibrate a little too much, even though I have them cranked down tight. All in all I'm satisfied.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bench grinder Bought it on sale and it was well worth it. Only downside is the lights require batteries.
Date published: 2020-09-14
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