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    I have read in several welding forums that Metabo is the grinder of choice for pros. I have a Milwaukee 4.5" grinder but want something with a little more umph. I would actually be happy with a second 4.5" grinder but one with more 'sack' (do I have to go up to a 7" to get more torque/power?). Metabo is in the price range, so should I get one? I am as 'red' when it comes to Milwaukee as I am 'blue' when it comes to Miller but I like to have the best when possible. I buy a tool and expect it last a lifetime. Is Metabo the way to go on grinders?

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    mking7, I own Metabo,milwaukee,Hitachi,dewalt,Makita grinders....I think the Metabo is built the best, but the cable also had to be replaced fairly soon, I do think it was due to my rough handling. The best thing you can do is look at the amps of the motor, that will give a little bit of an Idea as to how much 'umph' the unit has. You also have to look at what you are grinding and how strong you feel.....as in how much weight you can handle, nothing cuts like a 9" .Stay away from the throw away types as in China brands unless that is what you want. This thread will probably gets lots of opinions, but you will not go wrong if you buy 'Industrial Grade' equipment, no matter what brand you chose. Also buy name brand discs, which seem to last much better than the discount types, and I feel are much safer.........I have also used Porter Cable,Black and Decker, & Bosch, all top quality stuff. Hope this helps, Paul
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    • #3
      Remember that bigger is a lot heavier. I did some thermit welding of ground connections to a radio tower once. My co-worker rented a big grinder, ok if you were a weight lifter.

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      • #4
        metabo makes a 6 inch grinder and we have two at our shop. They get used every day , and are 15 or so years old. Power cords and brushes are what seems to go.
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        • #5
          If you have milwaukee and have had good luck then stay with it. Milwaukee makes a killer 6" and I think that any from there will only be marginally better or worse. I have used the milwaukee side by side with dewalt and makita and no noteable difference there, but have no input on metabo.

          Peace,

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          • #6
            I too wanted more oomph than a 4.5". I got a Metabo 5" and haven't looked back yet. The 6" red one looks fine as well. IMO, Metabo is just better. German electrical tools just seem to last a lot longer than US made. That said, I've seen some old red ones too. My Metabo is 16 years old and still kicking.

            One warning. The Rigid's at Home Depot are made by Metabo.......but to different specs. Metabo service centers will not work on them. They are not on par with the Metabo branded tools.
            Don


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            • #7
              I have a Metabo and it works great 7" and has for over 10 yrs. I also have an aluminum bodied Makita that I use just about every day. I have only had the Makita for a couple of yrs but so far so good.
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              • #8
                All my grinders are Metabo except for two. One is a variable speed Milwaukee Super mgnum 12 amp 4.5 inch grinder that I got brand new on Ebay for 60.00! The other is a 7 inch Makita that is kind of beat up and about 10 years old I got it at a garage sale for 5.00 all it needed was a cord. If it wasnt for these deals I would own all Metabo although the other two are really nice. The Milwaukee has alot of balls. I use it with a 4 or 5 inch wir cup brush and slow it down to the correct RPMs.

                The guy that does all my shearing and bending uses all Boscsh and is very please with them. My next one will be this: http://www.metabousa.com/metabo/us/u...ick_06209.html

                If you want more power but don't want to go to 7 inch than get the Milwaukee Super Magnum or a 5 or 6 inch grinder. The 7 inch has its palce also though.

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                • #9
                  I have a 10 year old 4 1/2" Bosch and a 2 year old 4 1/2" Metabo, I like the narrower body on the Metabo, it's more comfortable to hold and has been a good grinder for me. I plan on buying their 6" grinder come spring.

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                  • #10
                    I have several{five] Metabo Grinders

                    Two 4.5" W 7-115

                    One 5" W-14-125 Ero


                    One 7" W23-180

                    And a die grinder -older model DG-250

                    Purchase the Ergo model{the back of the handles rotate] they are well worth the extra cost.

                    They also make a 6" W 14-150 Ergo

                    Saw a new 6" W14-150 Ergo on eBay today for $140.00

                    See URL;
                    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3862124610

                    Also all Metabo tools, registering the normal warranty on line and it extends it to 3 years from the date of purchase.

                    XXL - The Metabo 3 year warranty.

                    Best Value in the Industry.

                    Regards
                    "Equipment Should Never be an Excuse for Poor Performance. If You are Going to be a Professional, You Get the Correct Equipment, then the Only Excuse is Your Ability to Perform." ™

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                    • #11
                      The 4 1/2" Metabo is the cats meow. But for the $200 bucks i bought 2 Dewalts. They work fine for my use. The Makita 7" is a super grinder also that is what my dad bought for his shop, lightweight and powerful...Bob
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Joseph
                        I have several{five] Metabo Grinders

                        Two 4.5" W 7-115

                        One 5" W-14-125 Ero


                        One 7" W23-180

                        And a die grinder -older model DG-250

                        Purchase the Ergo model{the back of the handles rotate] they are well worth the extra cost.

                        They also make a 6" W 14-150 Ergo

                        Saw a new 6" W14-150 Ergo on eBay today for $140.00

                        See URL;
                        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3862124610

                        Also all Metabo tools, registering the normal warranty on line and it extends it to 3 years from the date of purchase.

                        XXL - The Metabo 3 year warranty.

                        Best Value in the Industry.

                        Regards
                        Thanks for the post. I decided to try a bigger grinder. I bought the 6". I am about to start a bbq pit project (actually 2 bbq pits) and I think the 6" will be perfect for that.

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                        • #13
                          mking7,

                          After using Your new grinder, You may become "Green" for Power Tools!

                          Regards
                          "Equipment Should Never be an Excuse for Poor Performance. If You are Going to be a Professional, You Get the Correct Equipment, then the Only Excuse is Your Ability to Perform." ™

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