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smoked a grinder, looking to replace

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by hetkind, May 6, 2013.

  1. May 6, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    hetkind [OP] Well-Known Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    First Name:
    Johnson City
    2011 SR5 Access Cab, white with Leer Cap
    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    Actually, I killed two angle head grinders yesterday...

    I was cleaning up the top of a cheap, cast iron anvil and my 25 year old Sears Industrial angle head let out the magic smoke, (4.5", but NOT 5/8-11 spindle), and my even cheaper Chinese made 7" grinder refused to even turn.

    Dewalt seems to make some very nice heavy duty 7" grinders in the $175 price range and here are my specs...

    7", continuous duty, 5/8-11 spindle and I don't really need the spindle lock or guard that is adjustable without tools.

    I also have a good Dewalt 4.5" grinder that got rebuilt by the local, authorized repair center, and that was about five years ago. It will take a cup wheel, but that is how I burned it out last time.

    What do you guys like in grinders and why.

    Last edited: May 6, 2013
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