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Old 07-19-2018, 07:57 PM
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I buy the Milwaukee grinders from Home Depot. They have $90.00 ones and $100.00 ones. I get the $100.00 ones. I have had some of them for 3 or 4 years. Seem to be pretty tough. When they have them on sale I will get 2 or 3 more. I have tried all the other brands and have not had very good luck with them.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:19 PM
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Just thinking out loud. Anyone try the rigid grinders, if they even make one? Thinking about the ‘lifetime warranty’ on the stuff.


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Old 07-20-2018, 12:21 AM
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Dave, I believe this is the specific model.
I have a couple of no-name cheapy grinders among my ragged assortment with similar switch placement, just a trigger in the grip right where my index finger naturally falls. I think I paid about $19 apiece for them, on sale at an Ace Hardware (in a grocery store ), and they are my favorites for general light use. They're not especially powerful but they're so comfortable to use.

Other than those two, I don't believe I've ever bought a new grinder at retail cost. I have a couple of the Harbor Freight types, one Makita, one Hitachi and one of two Skil's, about 10 or 12 in all. Most of these came from ReTool, a local used tool dealer. They all have their useful attributes & like Randall said, the two old HF's just seem indestructible for some reason.
The Makita & the Hitachi are the stoutest of my crew but I don't use any of them hard enough for that to usually matter.
Yep, that's the one. Right now, I just don't do enough with one to justify buying it. I have an old Craftsman, "Industrial" 4 1/2" grinder that I bought back in the 80's. Remember when Sears hung the , "Industrial" name on all of their higher end power tools? They were always painted black too. "Not that there's anything wrong with that." LOL! Anyway, this thing has a slide switch, up near the front that has a very strong spring on it. The body is a much larger diameter than most angle grinders. Those two features made me want for something else, as it's not a whole lot of fun to use. So, about 10 years later, I bought another Craftsman. This is a 4 1/2-5" model with a paddle switch and is about the size of the Fein, with the tail on it. The paddle switch has a spring loaded safety on it that has to be pressed before the paddle can be pressed. I don't care much for that one either. As to why I kept buying Craftsman stuff, one has to remember, these were bought back when, if you bought from Harbor Freight, it was all mail order and your stuff didn't arrive for a month and a half. Home Depot, Lowes, Amazon, ect., didn't exist yet. At least, not around here. So, Sears was about the only game in town.


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Old 07-20-2018, 12:33 AM
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Just thinking out loud. Anyone try the rigid grinders, if they even make one? Thinking about the ‘lifetime warranty’ on the stuff.


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I know they used to make them, but I haven't seen a single one in a store in a VERY long time.
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:54 AM
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I know they used to make them, but I haven't seen a single one in a store in a VERY long time.


I bought four of them couple of years ago. They are a little heavy than others, but have held up really well. Coworker wanted a couple, but store did not have them in stock. Ordered them online instead. About $49 each. Good deal.


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Old 07-20-2018, 09:22 AM
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I bought four of them couple of years ago. They are a little heavy than others, but have held up really well. Coworker wanted a couple, but store did not have them in stock. Ordered them online instead. About $49 each. Good deal.


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Just did a search on Homey Despot...no corded 4.5" are listed at all, just cordless. They have 7" corded, but no little guys.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:57 AM
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The original Rigid grinders, were sourced from Metabo, they were the entry level Metabos, with different color bodies.
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I've been using him but just couldn't make it pencil out.


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Old 07-20-2018, 02:07 PM
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I've been using him but just couldn't make it pencil out.


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???? Did 5pm and relaxing drinks come early at your place today?


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???? Did 5pm and relaxing drinks come early at your place today?


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