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Re: Cordless grinder

Postby CHCWeldingLLC » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:20 am

All the best grinders are metabos, with that said it’s the most expensive by almost double than most. I have had the flathead verison for 3 years now, it’s an unreplaceable tool! I have found using a flapper wheel on any other brand than the metabo drains the battery extremely fast. I mostly use the cordless with a wire brush and while using it stick welding all day to brush off slag, I can usual get by with 1-2 batteries.
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Re: Cordless grinder

Postby aland » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:20 am

CHCWeldingLLC wrote:All the best grinders are metabos, with that said it’s the most expensive by almost double than most. I have had the flathead verison for 3 years now, it’s an unreplaceable tool! I have found using a flapper wheel on any other brand than the metabo drains the battery extremely fast. I mostly use the cordless with a wire brush and while using it stick welding all day to brush off slag, I can usual get by with 1-2 batteries.


One can pick them up in the 6" size on ebay for about $75 - $100 if you're patient. I just bought one for $75, but an 11-050 which is a discontinued model that only had 9.0 amps. Still, not a bad buy for $75.

I have a Milwaukee that quit on me, not sure what is wrong, but hoping the Metabo lasts for a while. I'd like to get another 4.5" model also. Just seems like you can't enough angle grinders. A cordless would be nice also, just in case, but I prefer corded myself.

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Re: Cordless grinder

Postby tungstendipper » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:12 am

This is becoming a thread about Ford or Chevy's. I think it's great to have a grinder without a cord!

Go Makita! :oops: :mrgreen:
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Re: Cordless grinder

Postby cj737 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:14 am

With the innovation in battery technology, cordless tools are becoming very practical. I bought a Snap On battery impact that I would rate against any air-driven or corded impact. I used it this past weekend in fact to completely tear down and rebuild the entire suspension on my buddy's Super Duty. 2 days, about 200 bolts all at high torque, and never changed or charged the battery once. At about 4#, that to me is a heck of a tool. And for job site work, a cordless grinder makes way too sense. Even in a shop, not having cords laying around and being dragged around is a huge plus.
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Re: Cordless grinder

Postby PeteM » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:25 am

tungstendipper wrote:This is becoming a thread about Ford or Chevy's. I think it's great to have a grinder without a cord!

Go Makita! :oops: :mrgreen:


Fein Rules!!!! :shock: <- my face when I see their prices.

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Re: Cordless grinder

Postby aland » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:49 pm

tungstendipper wrote:This is becoming a thread about Ford or Chevy's.


Although I want to buy some Metabos myself, I would also buy one for a cordless as well.

I honestly don't care for my cordless tools, but don't have an angle grinder. I have 2 different Makita drills, the batteries all suck over time and last about 5 minutes.

I have one I love, Hitachi 18v DL series, it will rip your wrist off, but they discontinued the series and batteries are hard to find. I guess you guys have better luck with the new units, but I would rather buy used corded grinders for my mileage.

My point of my last post was that no matter what grinder you like, Cordless or Corded, you can get them for about 1/2 the cost if you're willing to buy used on ebay. Weigh that against buying 2 x 4.5" DeWalts for $99, what I see those crap grinders for sale at Home Depot. Those are also low amps. I have used some Metabos at friend's shops and like them, but this used one will be my first one to own.

Reports of using the Metabo cordless in this thread, 1-2 batteries a day is not bad, IMO.

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Re: Cordless grinder

Postby cj737 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:51 pm

aland wrote:
Reports of using the Metabo cordless in this thread, 1-2 batteries a day is not bad, IMO.

Alan

The guy who taught me to weld said, “get good at out of position welding, or get good with a grinder”. No battery problems here :lol:
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Re: Cordless grinder

Postby aland » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:28 pm

cj737 wrote:The guy who taught me to weld said, “get good at out of position welding, or get good with a grinder”. No battery problems here :lol:


You know, I'm probably wasting too many brain cells on creating a comfortable environment to tig weld, but I see Jody and Mr. Tig and I want to live that good f#$@ing life also! :D

I hate to admit I do resort to a grinder for some stuff, so far not as much for making fugly welds to look good though... :lol:
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Re: Cordless grinder

Postby CHCWeldingLLC » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:49 am

Cj I hope that guy taught you to clean your welds between passes, or at least how to remove mill scale /oxidation. File and hammer? Sounds fun!
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