Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

the best angle grinder

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Re: the best angle grinder

    Originally posted by clayfigur View Post
    I just bought a 710W KYK from binondo, It kinda powerful for the sleek design, and is backed up by a local warranty.. I like it cause it is easily gripped even if you only use one hand in grinding.. I also bought another 600w makita.. I really like light weighted grinder in fiberglass projects...
    Please let us know how it holds up to the task. If possible post also some prices / pics so our other members wanting to go into metals can get an idea for their budgeting purposes.
    Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
    Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
    Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
    3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
    Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
    Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
    Snap On Tools
    Metabo Power Tools
    Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
    Bosch Power Tools
    3M PPS

    Comment


    • #17
      Re: the best angle grinder

      what is now the best angle grinder on its class?
      [B][COLOR="Blue"]Putting two pieces of metal together so they stay together - Bigote[/COLOR][/B]
      [COLOR="DarkOrange"][B]Use the right tool for the right job![/B][/COLOR]

      Comment


      • #18
        Re: the best angle grinder

        Originally posted by ossie View Post
        what is now the best angle grinder on its class?
        What size?
        Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
        Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
        Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
        3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
        Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
        Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
        Snap On Tools
        Metabo Power Tools
        Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
        Bosch Power Tools
        3M PPS

        Comment


        • #19
          Re: the best angle grinder

          Originally posted by ossie View Post
          what is now the best angle grinder on its class?
          Hi guys, a couple of weeks ago I purchased another angle grinder, t'was a 7" DEWALT angle grinder at a DIY store near us. I purchased it as a back-up for my other BLACK & DECKER 7" angle grinder. Now I'm using both on my current metal project and this DEWALT is so powerful and is lighter and is more compact in design.

          I paid about php 6,999.75 for the unit plus free 2 pcs. 7" grinding disc. By the way I think DIY stores are on sale up to the end of this month, May 31. Maybe I'll be heading back soon to that store for anothe 4" Dewalt or a Makita or maybe a Bosch variable speed grinder before the sale ends.


          Anyway in another thread I made a comparison of both 7" grinders, their features and specifications, it was not a review but merely back to back comparison since both units came from the same manufacturer, I think, the B & D for DIYs and the DEWALT for industrial applications.

          Now with regards to the question what is the best angle grinder ? well I guess that will depend on the one using the grinder that will suit him best IMHO. Locally we have good different brands in the market to choose from, there's Makita, Dewalt, Bosch, Black & Decker and recently the Hitachi., did I miss a brand ?, they all offer great new features in their units. Oh yes of course there's the AEG and the Metabo brands.

          Anyway here are pics of the DEWALT 7" angle grinder.





          Last edited by rosy; 05-05-2011, 09:09 AM.
          CIGWELD Weldskill 250 amp Mig Welder
          AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
          HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
          YAMATO 300 amp AC Stick Welder
          YAMATO 200 amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
          DeWALT Chopsaw
          HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets


          cloned STIHLs

          MS 044 chainsaw
          MS 070 chainsaw

          Comment


          • #20
            Re: the best angle grinder

            maybe i could share my experience with my angle grinder

            i have a 4" Bosch single speed, i had it since 1998, it bogged down on me just last year and took it to a shop for repairs, the technician told me the armature got fried and it would cost me P1500 for a replacement. wow, thinking back , this grinder only cost me P2000 on sale back then

            So i decided, maybe i should a new one instead. Impressed with Bosch quality, i got another but this time the 4" variable speed one. Upon use i was disappointed as the unit they gave me becomes too hot to handle in a few minutes. I compared the stickers/nameplate on my old Bosch and me new Bosch AG, my old one says it is Made in Malaysia and my new one is Made in PRC. The metal head on my old grinder case seems more sharply and cleanly cut/machined then the new one which shows some chipping at the edges.

            went back to the store with my old grinder to show it to them, the stock they have are all Made in PRC and still becomes hot to handle upon testing in their store. Luckily i noticed the one on their display window is Made in Malaysia, like my old one! So that one i got. it worked splendid.

            Here's a bonus:
            they checked my old Bpsch grinder and found out it was just a spent up carbon brush, wow, haha
            it was my old technician who sold me that carbon brush, and i never suspected of a spent carbon brush, it's just been barely two months since he put it there when it bogged down. i think he was just ripping me off then, trying to sell me his armature, pfft.

            NOW I'VE GOT TWO !!!

            Comment


            • #21
              Re: the best angle grinder

              @ xyname,

              HE he he he , good for you bro now you have two grinder toys to play with, but reminder lang, usually an electric power tool like grinders or drills or chop saws or any other tool runned by electric have carbon brushes that should be checked ones in a while to see if it already needs to be replaced and by doing so will prolong the life of your tool.

              CHEERS and stay safe when using your angle grinders.
              CIGWELD Weldskill 250 amp Mig Welder
              AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
              HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
              YAMATO 300 amp AC Stick Welder
              YAMATO 200 amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
              DeWALT Chopsaw
              HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets


              cloned STIHLs

              MS 044 chainsaw
              MS 070 chainsaw

              Comment


              • #22
                Re: the best angle grinder

                thanks po, hihi

                when i had only one grinder, i've been itching to buy one more
                changing blades for cutting/grinding/sanding takes a bit of time from the limited time i have for DIYs

                with what happened, it just gave me a kick in the butt to go buy another, hehe

                Comment


                • #23
                  Re: the best angle grinder

                  Originally posted by xyname View Post
                  maybe i could share my experience with my angle grinder

                  i have a 4" Bosch single speed, i had it since 1998, it bogged down on me just last year and took it to a shop for repairs, the technician told me the armature got fried and it would cost me P1500 for a replacement. wow, thinking back , this grinder only cost me P2000 on sale back then

                  So i decided, maybe i should a new one instead. Impressed with Bosch quality, i got another but this time the 4" variable speed one. Upon use i was disappointed as the unit they gave me becomes too hot to handle in a few minutes. I compared the stickers/nameplate on my old Bosch and me new Bosch AG, my old one says it is Made in Malaysia and my new one is Made in PRC. The metal head on my old grinder case seems more sharply and cleanly cut/machined then the new one which shows some chipping at the edges.

                  went back to the store with my old grinder to show it to them, the stock they have are all Made in PRC and still becomes hot to handle upon testing in their store. Luckily i noticed the one on their display window is Made in Malaysia, like my old one! So that one i got. it worked splendid.

                  Here's a bonus:
                  they checked my old Bpsch grinder and found out it was just a spent up carbon brush, wow, haha
                  it was my old technician who sold me that carbon brush, and i never suspected of a spent carbon brush, it's just been barely two months since he put it there when it bogged down. i think he was just ripping me off then, trying to sell me his armature, pfft.

                  NOW I'VE GOT TWO !!!
                  where do you get the malaysian one?

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Re: the best angle grinder

                    cr@p, went over to panda this afternoon and no more stock of gws8-100ce (both in araneta and binondo)

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Re: the best angle grinder

                      At work where grinders get used till they die, they've gone through at least 2 maktecs and 2 china makitas in the last 4 years. Both brands last about the same, the difference was in the noise and vibration that goes up into the hand. The current welder really has no finesse- he'd bear the grinder down into the workpiece (instead of letting the tool do the work) till the RPMs drop down. Hard on the tool and not that safe either (but i've stopped making these guys change, i've given them my own safety glasses and they'd remove it the minute i've turned my back. Great can-do, make-do attitude w/c is also the bad part.)

                      Been wanting this but can't justify since i rarely use grinders as a hobby. Makita's made in japan model:

                      http://mayonconstructionsupply.com/content/9500nb

                      Not the most powerful out there at 570watts, but the benefit is that the body is slimmer and nicer to hold. Have no experience with it, but i love my made-in-japan makita drill as others love their authentic japanese (2012nb) planers and routers (3612 series.)

                      It's 8K on malls but it's around 5K iirc at LYS.

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Re: the best angle grinder

                        Metabo - works best and sound better when under lots of grinding pressure. Cuts grinding time in half.
                        Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
                        Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
                        Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
                        3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
                        Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
                        Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
                        Snap On Tools
                        Metabo Power Tools
                        Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
                        Bosch Power Tools
                        3M PPS

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Re: the best angle grinder

                          grinders are considered to be the most dangerous powertool. Bec. the blade is blunt it gets no respect but this pt has killed (yes, Killed!!!) the most number of people, so is safety a concern here? So what are you looking for? Do you want a safer tool with the same performance or just performance?
                          well Bosch has the feature called "kickback stop" for those who attended the last seminar eb this needs no explanation, but for those who did not make it... check the video kickback stop it also shows the electronic protection the Bosch grinders offers...

                          click my signature and it will take you there........

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            Re: the best angle grinder

                            Originally posted by JayL View Post
                            Metabo - works best and sound better when under lots of grinding pressure. Cuts grinding time in half.
                            compared to what grinder brader? and are the variables the same, i.e. grinding discs and material being grinded?

                            click my signature and it will take you there........

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Re: the best angle grinder

                              Ditto to Timber's comment re the dangers of grinders.

                              I have a little B&D grinder which I occasionally use when I need to remove fast lots of wood or hard epoxy gunk. Even got into the habit of removing that "inconvenient" metal guard, using it without the other handle in a one-handed fashion, over-extending my arm into hard to reach places. More than once, the grinder just danced out of my hand.

                              Now, I always practice safety in my shop: gloves, thick clothing, knee-pads, steel-toed boots, eye protection, ear muffs, respirator. The works! But I never realized the danger of grinder misuse because, as Timber said, it has an innocent looking blunt disc, much less threatening than the sharp serations of a saw blade.

                              After attending the Bosch seminar, I have a lot more respect for this little "killer".

                              I like the Bosch kickback stop. I also like the restart protection. That shock-absorbing handle should also be great for long use.

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                Re: the best angle grinder

                                @jay,

                                OT brader...

                                my 5 inch NOS metabo hasnt seen any action until last week when i paid a visit at toolsfromus and got a metabo made in germany 5inch cutting disc for 85pesos/pc...i think it is more economical to use the 5inch wheel than the 4inch counterpart..and saves you the hassle of changing wheel when its passed its capacity (usually just half of the disc is unusable and becomes a trash)...4inchers can be had from 45 pesos to 55 pesos a piece...with my 4 incher bosch, i am happy with a superslim johnbenzen cutting wheel for stainless steel at 45/p per piece...the 3M standard thickness cutting wheel is around 55-65pesos (mall price)..there is a Lotus wheel but its more than 4" diamater..perhaps 4.5" (eyeballed) and havent used it yet...which i got for 60pesos.

                                the antivibration handle isnt available but can be ordered (at toolsfromus)...i saw one metabo 5 incher sporting an antivibration handle fetching at 8K...do you think there is a way to DIY that kind of handle with local materials?

                                V

                                @timber,
                                but surely, that anti-kickback of Bosch is a sure safety winner!
                                The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-[I]Morrissey[/I]

                                Comment

                                Related Articles

                                Collapse


                                Collapse
                                • Filter
                                • Time
                                • Show
                                • New Topics
                                Clear All
                                new posts
                                No content found
                                Show More
                                • Filter
                                • Time
                                • Show
                                • New Topics
                                Clear All
                                new posts
                                Please log in to your account to view your subscribed posts.

                                Related Articles

                                Collapse

                                Working...
                                X