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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5thatShmobs, Dec 8, 2002.
What kind of grinders does everyone use for jobs on their truck? Any recommendations?
I have a 4 1/2" Makita
7" Milwaukee Angle Grinder
4" Dewalt Angle Grinder
6" Rockwell Bench Grinder
Also, how many amps are people using?
5" Makita and a 7-9" Makita. Both are great grinders...
My $50 Craftsman Professional 4 1/2 inch is holding up well so far. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
I have a cheapo 4.5" angle grinder I bought from Wal-Mart a long time ago that does everything I need.
I also have a DeWalt 4.5" angle grinder that costs a lot more, but resally isn't any better EXCEPT it's easier to change the discs because you really don't even need to find the little stupid wrenched to hold it, you can fit a crescent wrench on and get it off in like 10 seconds.
No need to spend much money, just get an average 4 or 4.5" angle grinder.
i have a cheap iit never had a problem with it and easy to change discs, just push the hold button and spin the disc off. i think they are only $10
I have a 4.5" Porter-Cable grinder.
I can't lean hard enough on that thing to slow it down!
BOth of mine are Craftsmen( 4.5" and 9").... THey work great without problems!
well i have a milwaukee 4.5 inch one and a cheapie from harbor freight. until last night i would always reccomend the cheapie but not now. the cheapie has a switch that stays on even if you drop it, no problem you say well what happens when it torques out of your hand and drops into a wiring harness on your porsche 911. you lose about 6 wires and connector thats what. i had to scramble and unplug the sucker. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif i would reccommend you buy one that has a switch that doesnt lock on or off, so it will shut off on its own if control is lost, kinda like my milwaukee. just my take on the subject.
so you had a nice 911 huh... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
I have a 4 1/2" knock off brand that I bought new for $8. It has held up great and haven't had one complaint about it.
Got a cheap 4" from Harbor Freight for $19 that's starting to sound like a PMSing cow that had a stick of dynamite shoved up it's a**. It's been great.
LOL, same here with the Harbor Freight special. It was cheap and is noisy, but it's still goin and has held up suprisingly well. For the big stuff we have an arm-breaking 7" or 9"(?) Black and Decker grinder. It'll give you a good work out if used for very long.
I've got the Milwaukee 4.5" and I love it. It's been through hell and back but still runs like new. The main reason I bought it is for the paddle switch, it's MUCH easier to use than the little thumb switches, especially in tight spots. I can't remember what current rating it is but it's the "biggest" one Milwaukee makes. The shield comes off it easily too, so 5" cutting discs fit nicely. Put a 1/16" slitting disc on and that thing will cut ANYTHING like butter. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
Cheapest one I could find, it is loud but so far it has worked great. I used to use a makita, never had a problem with it either.
I have the same kind of grinder you have, a Milwaukee 4.5". I've already burnt up the bearings in one and I bought another one. I really it a lot, it doesn't bog down like some do. Mine is 8.5 Amps.
I have three 4.5" that are Bosch and one that is Dewalt. The 9" is a Bosch as well. The Dewalt gets the wire brush cup cause it is gutless and chokes down. The Bosch is 7.5 amp and I think I could pick my feet up off the ground pushing it and not stop the wheel. In the field the bosch took the greatest falls without breakage as well. I also like how the handle mounts at an angle other than 90 degrees. I kinda lucked out. I bought 2 of the Bosch for 84 bucks a piece and got one free .
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