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#1 poncho62 ONLINE  

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Posted September 04, 2017 - 07:16 PM

My 4 1/2" angle grinder just went for a crap. I see a local chain store has a 6 amp Bosch one on sale for $59. Any ideas on the quality of Bosch stuff these days?......Made overseas etc?

 

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Posted September 04, 2017 - 08:17 PM

I really like my 7 amp Porter Cable as it has an easy to use switch.    Just $39.97 at Lowes.

Most grinders have a sliding switch that almost always come apart.  

 

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Actually I have a pair of them.  Used both a LOT and never a problem.  One I keep at work so I have a good one.    



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Posted September 04, 2017 - 08:26 PM

I also prefer a trigger style switch.

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Posted September 04, 2017 - 11:48 PM

I had one for 5 year, definitely smoother running than ctire grinder. Nice grinder but since I have been getting about 3 years out of the ctire 4 1/2" grinder when they go on sale for $20

Stay away from ctire 5" grinder. The switch is poor design and not uncommon to plug grinder in and switch is engaged. Makes you wary of use.
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Posted September 05, 2017 - 05:29 AM

The one that crapped out on me was a Mastercraft (Cdn Tire).....It lasted a good 10 years of fairly hard use, so I cant really complain. A couple of years ago Cdn Tire has some on sale for $19.99...thought I would get it as a spare...didnt last a year. 



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Posted September 05, 2017 - 07:35 AM

I've lightly used a Harbor Freight $10 cheapie for about 7 years and have been delighted that it lasted so long. I have a big grinder for heavy work.  I also bought a spare cheapie figuring it wouldn't last long. I ended up putting a wire cup on the spare so that I don't have to change attachments as much. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 05, 2017 - 08:16 AM

I go to pawn shops and look for Dewalt grinders. I have 2 that cost me about $30 each and have no issues with them. Tried the HF ones, but didn't last for me.


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Posted September 05, 2017 - 08:33 AM

The last Milwaukee top of the line I bought from Enco, made in China. Works so far.


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Posted September 05, 2017 - 10:50 AM

I really like my 7 amp Porter Cable as it has an easy to use switch.    Just $39.97 at Lowes.

Most grinders have a sliding switch that almost always come apart.  

 

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Actually I have a pair of them.  Used both a LOT and never a problem.  One I keep at work so I have a good one.    

  Got one of those at a garage sale, $10.00. It came with a wire brush attached and works great but the brush was garbage.  Don


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Posted September 07, 2017 - 05:59 PM

It is probably a good buy poncho, I've had my MasterCraft grinder for about eight years now and it's been pretty good.  I've been thru a lot of grinders at work, mostly Mikitas, some are good and the exact same grinder may not even last a week.  Some of the cheepies are not even serviceable.  I took a brand new Millwaukee cordless 18v Lith/ion of of the box a couple of weeks ago and had the magic smoke coming out of it after the first battery.  It's a good thing my employer supplies them...  I really like the Walter 4 1/2 grinders.. but I think they are rather expensive.  The bosh is likely a good grinder.


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