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How many grinders do you guys carry?

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    jponto07
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    Bloomington, IN
    jponto07 wrote:

    I have been thinking about picking up a new brushless Making angle grinder though.

    I would go with the Makita brushless, it’s a great little grinder. I have 3 now.

    Which model do you have @dirtywhiteboy? I believe there are at least two (same grinder, one paddle switch, one slider)…are there others?

    Jon P.
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    #480611

    RonW
    Pro
    Holladay, Tn

    I keep one with a few different disc’s for it.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #480612

    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    I have 2; 1380slim (corded) and the CAG180. both are 4-1/2″ grinder
    I switch wheels as the job and preference needed.
    But the CAG180 comes in handy when you dont want to drag a cord with you or look for an outlet

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    #480619

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Nobody chimed in on that pesky paddle. Does it just take getting used to?

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #480620

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.
    jponto07 wrote:

    I have been thinking about picking up a new brushless Making angle grinder though.

    I would go with the Makita brushless, it’s a great little grinder. I have 3 now.

    Which model do you have @dirtywhiteboy? I believe there are at least two (same grinder, one paddle switch, one slider)…are there others?

    Mine do not have a paddle switch. I got them on a contractor sale at HD for 129$ 4½” grinder battery and charger. I bought 5 and sold 2 grinders for 100$ each. Saved the batteries and can’t sell the chargers.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #480621

    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    That’s quite the deal DWB! I’ve gotten a few batteries in that same way…bought a kit and sold the bare tools for a combined price of near what the the kit costs, and I still have 2 batteries to show for it.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #480653

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I have a nice Makita SJS Varible speed 5″ corded grinder I do not carry with me. It’s more of a specialty tool I grab if I think I’ll need it for the day. It’s a work horse I need to get a dust shroud for.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #480727

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Nobody chimed in on that pesky paddle. Does it just take getting used to?

    I have used grinders with paddle switches for years and have some with the basic on off switch. Paddle switch must be a safety feature that allows the tool to stop if something happens. I prefer the on off switch, less hand fatigue.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #480742

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I only have the 1 corded 4 1/2 grinder, i originally bought it with the intention of using it to cut steel, as that is what the blacksmith instructor used when we were cutting things up. However I found a good smaller metal bandsaw worked much better for it. Now i just use it for concrete stuff.

    #480756

    TopNotch
    Pro
    elmwood park, NJ

    Nobody chimed in on that pesky paddle. Does it just take getting used to?

    I have used grinders with paddle switches for years and have some with the basic on off switch. Paddle switch must be a safety feature that allows the tool to stop if something happens. I prefer the on off switch, less hand fatigue.

    Half of the time the paddle locks running and you have to super squeeze the handle to get it to release….either that or I have a quirky tool and need to take it apart and mess with it.

    Working Pro since 1993

    Tom M

    #481408

    Anonymous

    Paddle switch must be a safety feature that allows the tool to stop if something happens.

    I had a corded grinder get away from me once when I was a teen, grinding rust scale with a twisted knot wheel off the frame of a truck outdoors. Thing ran itself 20′ across the ground and took out the side window of the bed cap that was setting there. Wouldn’t have happened had it had a paddle switch.

    #481417

    I only have the 1 corded 4 1/2 grinder, i originally bought it with the intention of using it to cut steel, as that is what the blacksmith instructor used when we were cutting things up. However I found a good smaller metal bandsaw worked much better for it. Now i just use it for concrete stuff.

    What make is the bandsaw . And what is the width it can cut .

    Always willing to learn .

    #481436

    MrFid
    Pro
    Sudbury, MA

    I have the Bosch 5in grinder with variable speed. I love it. I don’t have to swap out discs that often for most of my work, so a second is not necessary.

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