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HNM
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:51 pm    Post subject: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looking for a good 120 volt 4 1/2" grinder with paddle switch.What have you had good luck with.Thanks for your input. Neil
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Makita.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I love my Dewalt.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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(quoted from post at 15:51:41 01/12/19) Looking for a good 120 volt 4 1/2" grinder with paddle switch.What have you had good luck with.Thanks for your input. Neil


I've got metabo and milwaukee... no problem with either

john
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have had a DeWalt for a few years and it does a good job. I got a Harbor Freight one that ran for an hour or two total and recently died, and even before it died I broke the lock so it was very hard to change discs. I had read somewhere that they were just as good, and while it was 1/4 of the price it was worth even less than I paid.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a Makita and a Dewalt. Replaced the brushes in the Makita. Both work well, though neither one has a paddle switch.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've got three of the harbor freight grinders I've been using for many years. I believe they were only about ten bucks so you can't beat that. They don't have a paddle switch though. They have a slide switch that works easily.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a Porter Cable with paddle switch. Won't ever get another Porter Cable like that! Tool works well, but the switch is so awkward to engage that without the guard on, makes the grinder dangerous to use when trying to start one-handed. ...You can't always have both hands available.

Does anyone make a soft-start model?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A whole drawer full of em. One for each grind brush wheel flap or cutoff ect ect
nothing exceptional about any except the cheapies from harbor are louder and just cheap
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have a DeWalt. The paddle switch has a safety that makes it a little awkward with gloves on. I had one at work that the safety was gone and nearly got bit a few times, or it takes off when I set it down. Glad it's there.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have 4 total, a Metabo, Ryobi, B&D, and a $15 one from NT, and I know one has a paddle switch. One time I was cutting some bolts or something in a hurry, standing up, and I needed both hands, I stuck the grinder under my arm to hold it and it started! I must of had on a heavy jacket, because I didn't hurt myself.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We had 5 inch Metabo's at work and they has a soft start, also a soft stop! Just when you really got to grinding, it would stop.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:11 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello HNM,

MAKITA is my pick. They make more then 30 grinders. 10 amps for lots of HP. Excellentt sealing from dust, quickly stop models, pick one. I have one that was used(ABUSED), in a welding shop FOR YEARS! a new set of brushes and good as new,

Guido.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Harbor Freight. I buy 6 at a time on sale and throw them away when they go TU. Very cost effective.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 4 1/2 grinder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Makita I found new and cheap on Ebay.

Been running strong for years, I'll buy another when it's gone.

I used to like Milwaukee until they sold out to China, you know the rest of the story...
 
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