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Old 05-13-2011, 06:46 AM   #16
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Thanks for the tips, I'll keep them in mind when I go to HD. I'm kinda leaning towards Fein but not sure if they'll have em. I'll see when I get there.
HD does not carry Fein tools...

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Hmm kinda figured, then I'll see whatever they have. I'm guessing they'll have Dewalt or Ridgid.
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Hey Red,

I have a Cdn Tire 5" angle grinder and am very happy with it. And you can't beat the lifetime warranty they give.
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If I ever buy a new grinder I guarantee it will have a trigger switch.

A grinder can be a dangerous tool and I never could understand why you couldn’t easily shut it off from the operating position.
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Hmm kinda figured, then I'll see whatever they have. I'm guessing they'll have Dewalt or Ridgid.
Yeah they should have Dewalt, Ridgid, Milwaukie, Bosh, Makita etc…
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If I ever buy a new grinder I guarantee it will have a trigger switch.

A grinder can be a dangerous tool and I never could understand why you couldn’t easily shut it off from the operating position.
A very valid point Ron..I have had a few skips before, guess I just got used to expecting it so was more careful. I suppose, because of the high RPM on such a small disk by the time something went wrong it would be too late anyway,,the damage would already be done. I agree variable speed tools are better for safety...they sell cars with a pedal, not an on-off button.

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I agree a trigger is the way to go on a grinder. We used to have an old grinder at work with an on off switch it was good when you were paying attention and remembered to turn it off but when you didn’t you sure new it.
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LOL Epson..besides, they wouldn't sell those for $19.99
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LOL Epson..besides, they wouldn't sell those for $19.99
Yeah only the expensive ones the cheapo’s can’t afford to make you dance…
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I ended up getting a Dewalt 4 1/2 inch. Can't wait to fire it up!

And I did not realize Epson even made power tools. How often do I need to change the ink? LOL

And think mine is an on/off switch. I figured they were all trigger. Seems kinda dangerous to have a tool like that with an on/off. Should I be wearing any special kind of gloves when working with one? Seems my hand is dangerously near the blade. I guess the guard should catch anything right? Safety glasses are probably a given. I wear them with my dremel.
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I have three Bosch', two DeWalts, one Makita, one Milwaukee and a Fein. They all see plenty of concrete and tile dust routinely. The Bosch' seem to be the better tools at this point, but the Fein drives an 8" floor planer diamond cup and doesn't get used that much. They all have slide/rocker switches that can be locked on but the DeWalt switches are the funkiest and most awkward to use. The Fein gets hot quickly and sometimes gets too hot to hold on to for very long.
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Heat is something I was actually thinking about. Is an air powered one better for very long run times? I guess you still have to stop it to let the compressor catch up. One project I want to do with it is make a small groove in my basement floor all around the basement as I have a minor water leak issue, so this groove will lead the water to a drain. I obviously have to fix the water problem, this is just a bandaid, but at least it will give me piece of mind if the problem ever comes back and the walls are up, they won't be affected. I will probably make some kind of contraption that it sits in so I can just slide it along the floor/wall to get a straight cut.

I also need to break up a cement slab, so I'll be using it to cut any rebar, and I only thought of this today, but I will probably make some precuts in 6 inch square sections so when I start using the jackhammer I can hopefully have it break up more or less along those cracks to make some nice and manageable "blocks".

I can already see myself using this tool for lot of projects now.
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For a pneumatic grinder, you better have a BIG supply tank. Any of the "spinning" pneumatic tools (grinder, sander, polisher) use a lot of air volume. It's impossible to do anything with a small portable compressor and one of those tools - you'll spend more time waiting for compressor recharge than working.
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I ended up getting a Dewalt 4 1/2 inch. Can't wait to fire it up!

And I did not realize Epson even made power tools. How often do I need to change the ink? LOL
The ink will be changed every time you forget to turn your grinder off.

And think mine is an on/off switch. I figured they were all trigger. Seems kinda dangerous to have a tool like that with an on/off. Should I be wearing any special kind of gloves when working with one? Seems my hand is dangerously near the blade. I guess the guard should catch anything right? Safety glasses are probably a given. I wear them with my dremel.
I wear heavy leather work gloves and yes safety glasses are a must. Also don’t forget your Skippy pants when you forget to turn it off…

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