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  • Sberry
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    In a 6 inch the aspects of the particular models may be different. I am no stranger to burnt up Dewalt grinders, B&D before that. I liked the feel of them when I was using them a lot. They souped up the current numbers on them, put them in the same chassis and if you ran them like you were mad at it poof, pretty easy to overheat and a hundred bucks out the window and I know its tuff to swallow but would 2 or 3x rather have the cord that comes on the cheap version.

    I have never overheated a Walmart one, its got good power. Pick one up sometime feel how heavy it is. I gave a couple away, I put one dedicated to the bench where the use was quite high just to see how long it would last, it finally gave out a switch after it outwear a Dewalt about 3 to 1. And after about 3secondsfs never give it second thought there is 100 difference in price.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Originally posted by Sberry:306753
    I see,,, ok,, how about this, learn to be a bit better welder and you wont have to be such a grinder.
    I will have to do that.. I learn something new everyday but will that save my grinders from being used? I do lots of dump truck floors, steel and aluminum. And my helpers mostly do the grinding, their learning just like everyone else. In my world you do your grinding before you weld so I don't think it will help but maybe you know something I don't....?

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  • weldonwelding
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    Originally posted by Nathan128:306763
    You mean metabos don't have that nice heated housing and burnt plastic scented feature that activates after using it for a couple hours like the dewalts and most others? That's a shame. How do you prove you've been actually grinding ?
    I don't. You can take it or leave it. Simple as that.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Originally posted by tackit:306761
    Amazon had theses on sale for about $35 dollars, they came with 5 or 6 grinding
    wheels and the case. It's not a high amp motor but I'm going to use it for slicer wheels.



    Spare 5" rat tail, I was going to put a 6" wire wheel on it but never did.

    I also bought this same thing from Lowes. It was around the same price. And I also have a 7" Hitachi. I think I got the 7" from tractor supply... I don't use a 7" or a 4 1/2 very much, I use my 6" mostly

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  • Nathan128
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    metabo cust. service

    You mean metabos don't have that nice heated housing and burnt plastic scented feature that activates after using it for a couple hours like the dewalts and most others? That's a shame. How do you prove you've been actually grinding ?

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  • tackit
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    Amazon had theses on sale for about $35 dollars, they came with 5 or 6 grinding
    wheels and the case. It's not a high amp motor but I'm going to use it for slicer wheels.



    Spare 5" rat tail, I was going to put a 6" wire wheel on it but never did.

    Last edited by tackit; 04-28-2013, 09:23 AM.

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  • tackit
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    Here's my grinders, Bosch, Hitachi, Makita, The 5" Hitachi and 6" Makita rat tail handles are my favorite. I run 6" wheels on the 5" Hitachi rat tail.

    Last edited by tackit; 04-28-2013, 03:40 PM.

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  • tackit
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    MY favorite grinders are Hitachi... but my favorite die grinder is a Matabo GE 700 6.2 amp Variable speed die grinder. It's been a great tool and has got me out of trouble more than a few times, from removing welds in tight places to enlongating holes so bolts pass through, to putting in an arbor and installing a 3" Weld Eraser Wheel on the end to cut tubing and removing welds. Yes I would recommend one to a friend.


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  • Sberry
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    I see,,, ok,, how about this, learn to be a bit better welder and you wont have to be such a grinder.

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  • Thrutraffic
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    Used Metabo drills for many years in electrical construction. Never die is right. Things were beasts.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Sberry... the reason your grinders last so long is because your not using them.. your spending your time on here picking apart a simple little post.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Originally posted by Sberry:306685
    I want to make sure I get this right before I spend on a new grinder.
    I still have every one I have ever bought but the brushes are gone out of them
    I'm going to send a few in
    and I'm not paying 250 for a grinder just to have a repaired grinder a month later
    you pay a little more but in the end it pays off
    I have been down the grinder road a good long time, about the best grinders I have used is the 30$ Black and Decker from Walmart, everything about it lasts, right down to the brushes and the cords. Pick it up and use it and cant tell it from any other. You would have 8 grinders that still worked for the price of one. Not every cheap grinder or tool is good but this one is.
    I left out all the dewalts, milwaukees, porter cables and cheap ones i ever bought. I have thrown most of them away but still have a BOX of useless ones. As in broke, not fixable like the metabos that i bought within the last 15yrs. If you read what u quoted. It say's ''im not paying 250 to have a REPAIRED grinder a MONTH later. Not 15yrs later. I can burn a black and decker in a day or two.... junk... worthless... been there done it. And if you try to call black and decker and get customer service their probly gona ask.. whats that. Their plant used to be a couple miles away from me but now nobody speaka alglashe.

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  • Sberry
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    I want to make sure I get this right before I spend on a new grinder.
    I still have every one I have ever bought but the brushes are gone out of them
    I'm going to send a few in
    and I'm not paying 250 for a grinder just to have a repaired grinder a month later
    you pay a little more but in the end it pays off
    I have been down the grinder road a good long time, about the best grinders I have used is the 30$ Black and Decker from Walmart, everything about it lasts, right down to the brushes and the cords. Pick it up and use it and cant tell it from any other. You would have 8 grinders that still worked for the price of one. Not every cheap grinder or tool is good but this one is.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Originally posted by BD1:306653
    I still have my first METABO 4 1/2'' that I bought 30 years ago. It just won't die.
    I still have every one I have ever bought but the brushes are gone out of them. I guess its all in how much you use them. While I was on the phone with metabo I asked about sending them to get rebuilt and its pretty reasonable on price. I'm going to send a few in.. they said the turnaround time is 48hrs, not too bad.

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  • BD1
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    I still have my first METABO 4 1/2'' that I bought 30 years ago. It just won't die.

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