Large angle grinders

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by teabreak, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    One tool I won't use a cheap version of is an angle grinder. I had cheap ones in the past, one burst into flames in my hands, no smoke straight to flames and it burnt for 20 mins afterwards. The second one, locked up whilst cutting, ripping the machine out of hands and shattering the disk which cut a three inch cut across my scalp.

    So I have DeWalt cordless 18v and FlexVolt an AEG 9 inch and Bosch 9 inch. The Bosch works out quite a cheap option as it comes with 2 diamond blades (£26 each) and a quick fit collar as well as the conventional one.
     
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  2. gas monkey

    gas monkey Well-Known Member

    all good advice cant add to it however a cheaper brand does kick like a mule and you need to know how a grinder handles been using them for 40 yrs on 1" to 48" pipes stone slabs etc a hand grider can be so smooth now you do not know its turned of as a good 9" as for a cheap9" be carful and spend time practicing a good blade is the answer dimond
    sorry about the spelling the vodkas kicking inoops
     
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  3. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    You don't need to cut right though the slabs: pro slab layers don't. Cut half way though from top with your existing grinder, turn over and tap along line with bolster. Less noise less dust: simples!! A 9" grinder is a heavy scary bit of kit!!
     
  4. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

    But so much more macho!:D:D:D
     
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  5. teabreak

    teabreak Screwfix Select

  6. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

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  7. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    What I have noticed with the Bosch is that it is so powerful that the disk acts like a propeller and pulls huge amounts of air through. It cuts really well though
     
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  8. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Definitely.
     
  9. Gringo28

    Gringo28 Active Member

    I've always used metabo angle grinders.
    They have overload protection so its difficult to burn them out .
    And have automatic shut down if the blade is snagged.
     
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  10. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    Yep, Metabo made their reputation on their grinders
     
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  11. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select


    Ok, the Titan is a tenner more than the Hitachi and doesn’t have such a pedigree name behind it.....

    But, the Titan;

    Has more watts
    Has a carry case
    Has soft start

    (Which the Hitachi doesn’t)

    Like buying anything really, a little research then gut feeling and make a decision :)
     
  12. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member


    The Hitachi does come with a case and is soft start, i own one.

    Granted the Titan is more watts, but I can guarantee the motor will not be a patch on the Hitachi, and the switch will not be dust protected like the Hitachi is, that's what makes them superior over every other grinder I've ever owned and I've owned many over the years.

    Don't get me wrong, Titan are good, i have the 5kg drill and love it for what it is, but pound for pound Hitachi make the best grinders.
     
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  13. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Watts isn't everything!:)

    Out of all of my 9" grinders, Hitachi is first to get used, & I stand corrected about soft start.:oops:
     
  14. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    Metabo is the best angle grinder I was advised, so I bought the 9” mains powered one probably 15 years ago. Actually not expensive and mine is made in Germany.
    I would consider blue Bosch grinder as a second option
     
  15. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    Little Dewalt 18v for me.

    Covers everything I need it for.
     
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  16. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    I must admit, a small cordless angle grinder (must be top quality) is an extremely useful tool.
    And no risk of electrocution.
    I also have cordless Hilti 22volt angle grinder and it is brilliant.
    But it costs a few hundred just for bare tool. :eek:
     
  17. goldenboy

    goldenboy Super Member

    I think the Dewalt was under a ton bare.
     
  18. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member


    Moped bike thief tool of choice.
     
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  19. Isitreally

    Isitreally Super Member


    That's a heavy tool. :D:D
     
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  20. Heat

    Heat Screwfix Select

    That is a more sensible price. Hilti is too expensive on some tools.
    Is your Dewalt brushless?
     

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