i've heard good things about both companies: jd2 and protools. but moreso about jd2.
If you're shopping for a machine shop/lab whatever and want something that is going to withstand daily usage and still last a while, jd2 has some top notch benders that are hydraulically operated and can produce precise bends. i, personally am looking at the jd2 model 3 manual bender for myself because it's not going to see a tremendous amount of use & because i could use the workout =).
If i were working as a freelance fabricator, though, i would probably step it up a notch and get the hydraulic addon for the model 3. Anyway, the point im trying to make is that you have to do a cost-benefit analysis on something like this. Is it worth it for you to drop a couple of grand on a precise, top of the line machine because you're going to be using it all the time? Or do you rather just need something that you can put up in the shop for convienience from time to time?
is their website. I'd say cruise around some fabrication websites & forums and see what the amateurs & professionals are saying.
as for grinders, i don't know what to tell you there.