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Old 12-27-2017, 08:53 PM   #1
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dewalt 5" grinder

my old Milwaukee 4 1/2" finally went up in smoke after only 25 or so yrs...replaced it with a DeWALT 13 amp DWE43144N 5" / 6" High Performance Cut Off/ Grinder
...this things a beast..thumbs up
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:30 PM   #2
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Re: dewalt 5" grinder

I like the ez on and off of the disc guard on the dewalts and the switch.
They really are hefty.
I worked in a shop that almost exclusively used metabo's talk about being spoiled.
The shop I'm at now uses the Dewalt and a few ryorbi's.
I like the switch on the Dewalt way better than the ryorbi's.

But in the fatigue dept. I cant hold the Dewalt nearly as long as any of the others.

At home I have a porter cable and a black & decker+ few $10 jobbys.
The first two are identical, my hands are limited and beat and these two have real easy to hold grips on them.

None of them run as smooth and vibration free like a metabo if you dare to pay up.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:39 PM   #3
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Re: dewalt 5" grinder

yeah metabo is def quality stuff...we have those at work...but metabo for $300 vs dewalt for $90.....for use at home ,dewalt is my choice..
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:37 PM   #4
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Re: dewalt 5" grinder

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yeah metabo is def quality stuff...we have those at work...but metabo for $300 vs dewalt for $90.....for use at home ,dewalt is my choice..


Absolutely.



Just cause I had too use it today here is a pic, like I said only reason I like these is for the easy for me to hold grip.
These are terrible for no trigger lock when off, put em down on something and a chance they turn on...not good but I deal with it

I had three but pulling this one out I remembered the red b&d
Munched a gear.....
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:53 PM   #5
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Re: dewalt 5" grinder

when i worked in a fab/ pipe fitter shop -i rebuilt several grinders & had lts of guys that liked the paddle switch /rotated 90 degrees -so the paddle is on top ! they said it was easier on the hand /less fatigue ??
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