DEWALT Bench Grinder, 8-Inch (DW758) Review

DeWalt DW758 8 Inch Bench Grinder Review

Combining a powerful motor, high spinning speed, effective wheels, and an affordable price tag, the DeWalt DW758 is one of the best bench grinders you'll find on the market.

Whether you’re a professional or an entry-level DIY-er, you’ll benefit from adding this unit to your garage or workshop.

In this article, I'll review all of its features in-depth to help you decide whether or not it's the right bench grinder for your needs.

The DEWALT DW758 Bench Grinder Review

1. Power

The DeWalt DW758 focuses on delivering amazing performance at an affordable price.

With a ¾ HP induction motor, you’ll get all the power and torque you need to spin the 8-inch grinding wheel at a speed that reaches up to 3,600 RPM (Rotations per Minute).

This high-speed rotation enables you to work with the toughest metals without facing any choking or stalling.

You can also use it for multiple purposes such as resurfacing or polishing and rely on its speed to finish the job as quickly as possible.

All-in-all, you can use your DeWalt DW758 confidently even with heavy-duty jobs.

2. Grinding Wheel

The DeWalt DW758 focuses on delivering amazing performance at an affordable price.

With a ¾ HP induction motor, you’ll get all the power and torque you need to spin the 8-inch grinding wheel at a speed that reaches up to 3,600 RPM (Rotations per Minute).

This high-speed rotation enables you to work with the toughest metals without facing any choking or stalling.

You can also use it for multiple purposes such as resurfacing or polishing and rely on its speed to finish the job as quickly as possible.

All-in-all, you can use your DeWalt DW758 confidently even with heavy-duty jobs.

3. Dust Exhaustion

There’s a rear exhaust port at the back of each wheel to get rid of any dust and debris that may get in the way of your work or dirty up your work area.

4. Noise

The DeWalt DW758’s ¾ HP motor is relatively big, and that’s why its operation is not very quiet.

When you're grinding –especially metal- or working your unit at full speed, there's bound to be a lot of noise and you'll definitely need earplugs.

However, it’s not a dealbreaker as no powerful motor would work silently.

5. Base

The solid cast-iron base of this bench grinder is excellent for providing a large surface area, rigidity, and stability.

In addition, it has base mount inserts that enable you to bolt your unit to a workbench for a more stable performance.

6. Safety

High-quality and premium performance doesn't just stop at the construction and performance but extend to the safety features of the DeWalt DW758.

The unit comes with a clear view spark protector that you can adjust up or down according to your convenience.

It works on protecting you from any debris or sparks that may be sent out flying from your bench grinder as you operate it.

Although I’d have really appreciated having a work light to increase visibility over the work area, it’s not too bad as it doesn’t cost much to get some LED light.

The convenient position of the power switch is definitely a huge plus. It's right in the middle of the unit, so it's easily accessible in case of an emergency.

7. Price

Compared to many other models on the market, the DeWalt DW758 is actually pretty affordable for the quality and features it has to offer.

It’s not cheap, but it delivers superb value for its price.

8. Pros

  • The fast-spinning speed that reaches 3,600 RPM
  • Powerful motor that doesn’t stall or choke under heavy loads
  • Versatility as it can quickly sharpen or resurface any material
  • The protective see-through guard provides security
  • The cast-iron base provides stability and can be bolted to the floor or a workbench
  • Aluminum block tool rest enhances accuracy and provides sturdiness

9. Cons

  • Not The cheapest
  • Doesn’t come with a work light

Final thoughts

The DeWalt DW758 suits any professional who’s looking to add a new and reliable bench grinder to their arsenal. Its excellent performance combined with its affordable price tag make it a real bargain.

Whether you’re looking to sharpen your tools or resurface materials, the DeWalt DW758 will help you do it in the most efficient, fastest, and smoothest way.

  • Updated October 4, 2019
Thomas R. Hudson