6 IN. Bench Grinder

Model: #BG612G

4.7 | 70 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 70.
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 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 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 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my workshop My father always had a bench grinder in his workshop. When I started my own woodshop/workshop, I didn't really see the need. I picked up the Ryobi bench grinder and it is unbelievable just how often I use this. Whether it's to round the edges of a bolt that I shortened, sharpening my chisels, or just taking off some burrs, it's amazing. Such a simple thing, but very valuable. The magnifying lenses seemed fragile, but they've held up well over the last year in my shop. The grinder is also smooth and quiet when running.
Date published: 2020-11-29
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 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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