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Angle Grinders

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SIG, Sep 12, 2002.

  1. SIG

    SIG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    Does anybody use a 4" angle grinder for shapening blades?
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

  3. SIG

    SIG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    65 Hoss,
    Then why does everyone go out and buy these bench grinders. I think they are a pain! With the angle grinder I see what I am doing and keep the angle almost perfect.
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Different strokes for different folks, I assume. I've tried both, and I too prefer the angle grinder. I can control it better and get a nice edge put to it. Bench grinder can and will heat the blade real easy. I can control that better with the grinder. Maybe one day I can justify a magnamatic grinder, but until then, I prefer the angle grinder.
  5. SIG

    SIG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    I'm with you brother! Cheap, quick, easy. I guess it's just you and me bro.
  6. Tidycut

    Tidycut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    I use a 4 1/2 inch angle grinder. That's not what you asked though, but does that count? :D

    Personally I think it's much easier and quicker than using a bench grinder.


    PS. I like this edit feature
  7. NBLL

    NBLL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    I've been thinking about getting an angle grinder. Would be handy if you chipped a blade and didn't have spares with you. :)
  8. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    We use both. Most operator prefer the angle grinders, since they are easy to use and can leave the blades on the machines. However, with a bench grinder our mechanics can produce a consistant sharp straight edge fairly fast. I belive the bench grinder is faster(especially if you have big nicks), if you know the tricks and had lots of practice. When using a bench grinder - heavy welding glove are a must.
  9. SIG

    SIG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    I actually meant 4 1/2" angle grinder. I stand corrected. So, yes you agree with me.
  10. SIG

    SIG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    Hey sdwally,
    Love your part of the world, especially up there in LaJolla, awesome place!

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