Delta Adds Two New Bench Gringers Including 6-Inch and 8-Inch Models

Delta Bench Grinders: 8-inch, Model 23-199 and 6-inch, Model 23-198

DELTA®Power Equipment Corporation recently introduced two more new products to their lineup including an 8-inch, Model 23-199 and a 6-inch, Model 23-198 Bench Grinders. Details include cast iron bases and powerful 2-1/2 and 5.0 HP motors. These are clearly built for long life and regular shop use.

6-Inch Model 23-198 Specifications

  • Motor: 2 1/2 AMP, 120 Volt, 1 Phase
  • Shaft Diameter: 1/2 in.
  • Wheel Dimensions: 6 in. Diameter x 3/4 in. Thick
  • Wheel Speed: 2,000 to 3,400 RPM
  • Wheel Grit: 36 Grit Coarse and 60 Grit Friable
  • Cord Length: 6 feet
  • Assembled Depth: 11 in.
  • Assembled Width: 14 1/2 in.
  • Assembled Height (not including light): 11 in.
  • Base Dimensions: 7 in. Depth x 9 in. Width
  • Tool Weight: 27.5 lbs. (Net); 31.9 lbs. (Gross)

8-Inch Model 23-199 Specifications

  • Motor: 5 AMP, 120 Volt, 1 Phase
  • Shaft Diameter: 5/8 in.
  • Wheel Dimensions: 8 in. Diameter x 1 in. Thick
  • Wheel Speed: 2,000 to 3,400 RPM
  • Wheel Grit: 36 Grit Coarse and 60 Grit Friable
  • Cord Length: 6 feet
  • Assembled Depth: 11 in.
  • Assembled Width: 16 1/2 in.
  • Assembled Height (not including light): 12 1/2 in.
  • Base Dimensions: 7 1/2 in. Depth x 9 3/4 in. Width
  • Tool Weight: 41.1 lbs. (Net); 45.5 lbs. (Gross)

For More Information Check Out The Formal Press Release Below

Anderson, SC, September 2012 – DELTA®Power Equipment Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of stationary and benchtop woodworking machinery and equipment, has introduced two new bench grinders, an 8-inch, Model 23-199 and a 6-inch, Model 23-198, which make quick work of all grinding, sharpening, polishing and buffing operations.

Both DELTA® bench grinders feature patented tool-less quick change nut and tool-less wheel cover that make changing wheels fast and easy. They also feature variable speeds with an upfront speed dial allowing for easy control of speeds from 2,000 RPM to 3,400 RPM, which offers an excellent level of control no matter what material the user is working with.

They also feature a cast iron base for durability and reduced vibration during operation and come with four rubber feet to help prevent movement. The full-size clear safety shields have thumb screws for easy adjustment.

Both come with a 36-grit coarse wheel for grinding and a 60-grit friable wheel for sharpening, and a diamond wheel dresser. The white sharpening wheel is used for sharpening tools and chisels. Its tool rest has a drill bit rest milled into the surface so the user will get the correct angle on the tip at all times. The two-piece tool rests are independently adjustable to minimize wheel wear and to provide a variety of angles for the user.

Each has a worklight (40-watt bulb not included) with separate on/off switch and flexible goose neck, providing illumination during set up and while grinding or sharpening, buffing or polishing.

The new  DELTA® 6-inch Bench Grinder has a 2-1/2 Amp induction motor for long lasting performance. The 8-inch Bench Grinder features a 5-Amp induction motor to handle the toughest tasks.

The new DELTA® 6-inch and 8-inch Bench Grinders come with a Five-Year Warranty and are available at woodworking distributors and retailers. The suggested retail price for the 6-inch Bench Grinder, Model 23-198 is $124.99; the suggested retail price for the 8-inch Bench Grinder, Model 23-199 is $169.99. For more information, customers can visit or write to

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Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz, and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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  1. John Barbaro

    Todd, it seems that your specs on the Delta 6 in. 23-198 and the Delta 8 in. 23-199 bench grinders are reversed.

    Easy fix.

    1. Todd Fratzel


  2. Charlie Reina

    Is it okay to use 6-inch wheels on an 8-inch grinder (to get a deeper hollow grind on plane or chisel irons, for instance)?

    1. Todd Fratzel

      I wouldn’t….rotational speed on different size wheels can be a safety issue.

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