angle grinder

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Expert Lawns, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    I'm looking to buy a used angle grinder, probably off of ebay. what is a good brand? what do i look for?
  2. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    I've got a Makita (5" I think) - It's been great. Ebay? Heck it was only $65 or so at home depot. I reccomend it - it's done the job(s) for me.
  3. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Check out some local pawn shops first, you can touch and feel there. Just make sure shaft doesn't have a lot of wobble to it, then get them to let you plug it in for a test spin.
    If you've never used a grinder, it will be noisy. 4 1/2 or 5" probably best size, larger can be hard to control.
  4. JC's Lawn Service

    JC's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    I have a 4 1/2 inch DeWalt and it has more than enough power, and a good price bought at home depot.
  5. echo8287

    echo8287 LawnSite Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 113

    I think Metabo are probably viewed as the best grinders, but they are more expensive. Some people like the varible speed ,soft start models. I have 4 grinders 3 Makitas,2- 4-1/2" ones, 1- 7" one and a Ridgid one. The Makitas work alright but when you buy one check the triggers out. On the welding site some folks like the Dewalts,Milwaukees,Makitas,but view Metabo as the best. David
  6. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    I paid 9.99 for mine, ordered it from a catalog, along with some other stuff. use it all year round, works good for me.

    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Places like Odd Job or the like and even at swap meets they can be found new off brand for like $10 to $20 bucks, or just go to depot or lowes and pick up a name brand for $40 up... Even your local tool shop should have something reasonable.. I have an old dewalt from depot that I paid like $50.oo for and have had for about 10 years now, with no problems. Just watch which grit wheels you get, too aggressive and youll make your blades diasappear really fast... LOL...
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    They're not a real expensive item.

    I'd just go to Home Cheapo and get a red, yellow, or blue one.
  9. J.Gordon

    J.Gordon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Since this thread was brought back up I thought I would add my opinions to the subject. I have a Dewalt and Metabo angle grinders I have used them all. If you want the best out there in my opinion it would be the Metabo! They are the smoothest grinders I have ever found. Well worth the money you pay for them. For sharpening blades it should last a lifetime. I bought a 9’’ Metabo for 185.00 on clearance regular price was 365.00 I think the 4.5’’-5’’ grinders run around 200.00. the Dewalt has been a good grinder also, but its not in the same class as the Metabo.
  10. shome1

    shome1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Well this is my two cents. If you have a Harbor Freight go there. I bought mine about 3 years ago for sharpening blades and it costs almost $35.00

    Not one problem so far

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