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They have this on offer at Aldi tomorrow (13th). You could always remove the grinding wheel and replace it with a felt one or even an mdf coated in autosol, makes a great honer in my experience. The angle of presentation to the linishing belt is adjustable and so makes a good tool for re-shaping chisels, definitely a cheaper alternative to the Robert Sorby option which does about £250.

Anyway, might be worth a punt:

https://www.aldi.co.uk/bench-grinder-and-belt-sander/p/093655051910900
 

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Caveat emptor - check the direction of belt travel etc to make sure they are suitable or you can reverse the guards!

As suspected - the belt and wheel rotate TOWARDS you, so unless you can switch the guards around or just want it for wood then it's probably best to avoid!
 

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Cheers Gloops, I'm okay on the wet grinder mods, just might ask my electrical engineering friend about reversing the polarity on the motor to get it spinning in the opposite direction.
 

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I have one from another brand, Ferm, and they are worth the money. Changed the small wheel off and replaced it with a buffing mop.
 
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