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Old 12-10-2004, 06:46 PM
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Question Air Tool die grinder. Which one to get?

I weld motorcycle frames and sometimes I need die grinders for cutting welds and grinding the surfaces smooth. I need an angle and straight die grinder. Which brands should I consider for industrial use and which ones should I avoid? I'm guessing Ingersoll-Rand is a good brand. Please help. I'm putting this on my christmas wish list.

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Old 12-10-2004, 06:58 PM
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You answered your own question...

Rand is never a bad choice but high end

Lower end would be Cambell-Hausfeld

I have both of these brands and have no complaints on either
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I bought a Blue Point® from Snap-On® back in the 70's and it's still goin' strong.
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I was looking on Harbor Freight Tools web site and I noticed the prices are really low. Seems too good to be true on their prices. I was thinking the PowerForce by Ingersoll-Rand with 27,000 RPM free speed, front exhaust, locking throttle, ball-bearing construction.


For the angle grinder I see two different models.


PowerForce by Ingersoll-Rand 20,000 RPM free speed, Ball bearing motor, locking throttle, easy access grease fitting

and this one which seems better

Features positive grip, self-locking throttle, and all ball-bearing construction, 20,000 to 25,000 RPM, output: 1/4 HP, Average air consumption: 3 CFM

Which cutting/sanding discs/brands should I get?
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Definitely get IR.
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I have a cheapo HF die grinder for several years now, neglect it like the rest of my air tools, and i've never had any problem with it. I believe i caught it on sale for 9.95.....
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Have both an IR and a CH, they do fine. Nice thing about air tools, by the time you wear them out you feel like you should buy a new one.....
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Try to find the air requirements and noise levels produced prior to buying. I'd like them quieter. I have the cheapies, but am considering something more quiet. Can't stand all the noise. Must be getting old or something.
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If you can, run each one - even if under no load. Your hands and your ears will tell you accurately which one you want.
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Die grinder

I bought one from our Local Advance Auto Parts about 3 years ago. It's one of my air tools I use alot. I picked it up from them because it was several days before our Matco Tools supplier was coming by. I use it to prep parts to powder coat. $29.95, 3 years ago and it's still running strong. Now that's the Angle die grinder.
Good thing is, it came with a 2 year warranty and if it quit all I had to do was run back to the store and replace it, no having to ship it back or waiting for one of the tool guys to come by.
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