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New angle grinder...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 79k20350, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    skelly1 1/2 ton status

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    My Makita 4.5" grinder has not failed on me yet. So, do I have that to look forward to? That dewault is about double the price I paid for my Makita at Home Desperate.
     
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    jeeptuff 1/2 ton status

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    The DeWalts are a great grinder I have 3, but I always resort to my trusty Old Milwaukee..
     
  4. midnitewarya

    midnitewarya Sounds like a problem for future me. Premium Member

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    My 4.5" Cratfsman Proffessional seems to holding up pretty well. I got it to cut/grind the spring plates off my 14bff. I cut through the steel pretty easy and has never bogged down on me. It was alomst to powerful for me at first, I had to learn to hold back a little because it was gringing the 1/2" springplates way too fast.

    I've also used to do some demo work at work, and aside from the power cord, I'm very happy with it. $27 on Sale. :D

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    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    I got a DeWalt 4.5" for christmas. The one time I've used it it was awesome :)
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    i dont mind spending a little extra to get that much extra. the dewalt seems like a great buy so i got it. with s much as ill use it i definetly am willing to spend the money!
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i got a hf grinder to last 2 years, long enough for me. but i bought a black and decker, its tons better then the hf and only $15 more. i could stall the hf grinder and the B&D doesn't even come close. runs smoother too. well worth the $50 for it
     
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    Dewault no question about it, and spring for the bigger one. I think the 10amp is the bigger one right? Cuz i bought the smaller one and it burned right up, so I took it back and got the bigger one, yeah im pretty sure its the 10amp one.
     
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    dewalts are geat.I got the 15amp 4HP 7'' one. it will cut throu a 3/4 ton frame in just a couple min.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    yeah its the 28402 model which is 10 amps rather than the 402 which is 7.5. should hold up well.
     
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    i have used that dewalt at work a lot, good tool, doesent bog down easly at all, good balance and control Even with an 8" cutting disk on there. The paddle is the way to go
     
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    how did you get an 8" wheel on a 4.5" grinder????????
     
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    take the gard off, and slap it on, nothing stopping you just watch your knuckels.

    wasculling clip off old windows and a regular disk wouldent reach so a 8" would give you the room, to cut between the frame and the block.
     
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    Yeah but a swazall always fits:D
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    haha, i set ours up at work like that for chopping ss shafts out of the boats... tiny workspace down in there and that works great... :wink1:

    my boss was all nervous, it is a death machine like that... gotta concentrate on what your doing or you could definitely lose a finger...

    and yup, our 4 1/2 at work has been the Dewalt for about 8 yrs now and that thing is a beast.. very quality tool... i was thinking of picking up the Dewalt buffer/grinder last week when i needed one.. but my body supply guy talked me into a Makita again.... had considered a Milwaukee, great motors but a little heavier. and the extra $50 talked me into the Makita... :wink1:
     
  16. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    I've also got that same Craftsman and I've used the pee out of it without it failing yet.
     

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