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Since there wasn't a tool forum on this board I figured I would just post here. I currently have one of those cheap China made 4 1/2" angle grinders and it works alright for small stuff, but I need a better grinder for heavier jobs. Mine just simply cuts way too damn slow. Anyone have a suggestion on what they use and how they like it? Thanks

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SAStoy said:
Since there wasn't a tool forum on this board I figured I would just post here. I currently have one of those cheap China made 4 1/2" angle grinders and it works alright for small stuff, but I need a better grinder for heavier jobs. Mine just simply cuts way too damn slow. Anyone have a suggestion on what they use and how they like it? Thanks

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umm chop saw, band saw, saber saw, cut off wheel, plasma cutter, torch.. any of those give you a hint, a 4" grinder is just that, you can put a cut off wheel on there but it sucks for cutting anything good. Plasma cutter is one of the best tools for cutting ive ever used.
 

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we have a plasma, and a Jet portaband saw which u can set it and forget it cuz it has a hydraulic, also 15 amp grinders with the 8" cutting wheels work decent
 

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umm chop saw, band saw, saber saw, cut off wheel, plasma cutter, torch.. any of those give you a hint, a 4" grinder is just that, you can put a cut off wheel on there but it sucks for cutting anything good. Plasma cutter is one of the best tools for cutting ive ever used.

I need a tool that I can access parts on a vehicle and yes of course a plasma is my best bet but I don' think my budget can afford one at this point. Any other suggestions?
 

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for cheap, just an oxyacetalyene kit will suffice, just be careful with what u cut, i screwed up a couple things in the past, i use a 15 amp grinder, cuts 1.5" pipe like nothing
 

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It's great for cutting, but I'm not sure I'd use it anywhere near my truck though... I'm used to using that when I'm decommissioning stuff. Grinders are where it's at on the cheap for sure.
 

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I use a MATCO angle grinder, air powered. You can attach cut-off wheels, abrasive disks. MATCO may be a little hard to come by the ordinary home owner, I would look into IR (Ingersol Rand). I used to be a mechanic, thats why the MATCO stuff. As far as larger grinder, I have a DeWalt, works great.
 

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SAStoy said:
Since there wasn't a tool forum on this board I figured I would just post here. I currently have one of those cheap China made 4 1/2" angle grinders and it works alright for small stuff, but I need a better grinder for heavier jobs. Mine just simply cuts way too damn slow. Anyone have a suggestion on what they use and how they like it? Thanks

RYan

If you used those Chinese made grinding wheels along with your Chinese made grinder, I know exactly what your talking about, you can put your elbow into it a few sparks and no action! If you haven't already, go to Wal-Mart or some place else and buy some name brand grinding wheels and you will see a world of difference. Those 99cent wheels are next to worthless, might as well be using a dremmel!
 

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If you used those Chinese made grinding wheels along with your Chinese made grinder, I know exactly what your talking about, you can put your elbow into it a few sparks and no action! If you haven't already, go to Wal-Mart or some place else and buy some name brand grinding wheels and you will see a world of difference. Those 99cent wheels are next to worthless, might as well be using a dremmel!

No I use quality grinding wheels but to be honest I'm just impatient. Doing the leaf spring mod and just hate sitting there for five minutes cutting each side of the leaf spring. Thanks for all the input dudes
 

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Oppositeboy said:
use a 7" grinder. we used that on Yunny's SAS and it was at least 5 times faster than the 4.5" grinder we had.

No kidding? I might have to pick me up one of those as my other options are currently limited due to lack of funds :)
 

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Also look at getting flapper discs. I think that's what they are called. The ones that are like sand paper. They work well and are not as noisy as the grinding discs.
 
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