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  • Anyone Sell a Die Grinder that is Electric with 1/4" 90deg head?

    Does any company make a Die Grinder that is Electric with 1/4" 90deg head?
    I know everyone makes this in a air powered one. They are a commodity
    and cheap at $20 or about that. I would love to find one that is electric
    and 1/4" capacity and 90 degree head, kinda just like the air powered models.
    Are they out there? It would be so nice in the shop.
    I now Foredom makes some cable driven tools and you can get a dental handpiece
    of sorts, but it is super small, for 3/32 or 1/8 bits.
    Dremel makes a 90deg head, but again, only for 1/8 bits.
    Does anyone make a die grinder like I describe?
    Or do I have to make something up custom Frankenstein like?

    --Doozer
    DZER

  • #2
    That depends on your definition of "electric" I suppose. http://www.ingersollrandproducts.com...le-Die-Grinder

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    • #3


      That is cool, but with the battery attached, it would be kinda bulky.
      I guess one could rig up a cord and a DC power supply, and make it
      a clean package. Also, it looks like a $600 tool. I would like to spend
      around $250 maybe. But thanks, I never seen this one from IR.
      -Doozer
      DZER

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      • #4
        Dooozer,
        Your right a google search does not provide anyting. Could you make a collet for the dremel that fits 1/4"? I have made an adapter that screws on to my 4.5" angle grinder that has a collet in it for 1/4" grinding bits and it works well you just can't get into small or tight places like a die grinder.

        Mr fixit for the family
        Chris

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        • #5
          Many forum members put one O in my name.
          Chris puts three. I like it.
          The Dremel attachment is a total piece of trash.
          It does not even hold up to the power of the
          1/8" bits. I like the collet idea for the 4.5" angle
          grinder, bit as you say, it would be bulky, and that
          kinda defeats the purpose. I don't really need such
          a tool. I actually have a $1000 Atlas Coopco super
          duper air driven 90deg 1/4" die grinder. It is sweet
          as honey. Just uses lots of air. I love the quick
          go to ability of electric tools. If I found a nice elect
          90deg 1/4" die grinder, I would buy it just for the
          utility it would afford around the shop. I might make
          one out of one of those slim like Makita 1/4" electric
          straight die grinders, and graft on the gear head from
          an air one. Might make a cool project (which I already
          have to many of) LOL.

          --D
          DZER

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          • #6
            Are you looking for big speed, lower speed torque, or both?

            I really like the low speed torque and control I get when a good router speed control is used with an electric die grinder. It doesn't over-speed like the air grinders I have used.

            What about grafting an electric motor on an air die-grinder? I'm thinking some kind of RC motor, but it may not have the torque. I'm not sure if a cordless drill motor would have the speed.

            One downside with electric is venting, and the problem of debris killing the motor. Duty cycle and heat is another.

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            • #7
              Seems lots of people have asked the question, but nobody has seen one. I logged into my Alibaba (Global Trade) account and after looking at about 30 pages none were to be seen. Several manufacturers make straight electric die grinders, but none of those have a right angle option. Closest I could find was something like a Dewalt DW160 right angle drill. I had one for doing radio installations in cars, worked like a dream for that.
              Kevin

              More tools than sense.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by KJ1I View Post
                Closest I could find was something like a Dewalt DW160 right angle drill.
                Drills like the DeWalt DW160 are known more widely by the generic "Close Quarters Drill"

                These tools are available in corded and cordless models. A drill is not a grinder, but if
                a close quarters drill will serve your purposes, a search on the phrase will bring up several
                alternatives.

                .

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                • #9
                  Makita makes a nice, close coupled, 3/8", variable speed, angle drive electric drill that may do the job as is.
                  It even has a LED light that that comes on when you first activate the trigger to light up the work area.
                  It may be possible to remove the chuck and install a collet.
                  Larry - west coast of Canada

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                  • #10
                    I have the Makita drill.
                    It is 2500 rpm.
                    Needs to be more like 25000 rpm,
                    but I have actually used this drill
                    to die grind something in a tight
                    area once, so yes good idea, but
                    man, I wish there was a slick tool
                    like the one I describe.

                    I found this GJ thread, and no one
                    found anything there either.

                    http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=124832

                    -D
                    DZER

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Doozer View Post
                      Needs to be more like 25000 rpm,
                      Perhaps therein lies the problem.

                      I have the DeWalt DW887 or perhaps its predecessor and this is a sizable
                      tool. Powerful, too.

                      The air grinders are readily available w/ 90؛ heads, why not electric ?
                      Perhaps air grinders produce less torque and their right-angle drives provide
                      reasonable service life. Whereas in a corded application, the drives
                      might not stand up ?

                      .

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                      • #12
                        these guys sell alot of tools for porting 2 stroke engines ccspecialtytool.com
                        My neighbours diary says I have boundary issues

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Doozer View Post

                          That is cool, but with the battery attached, it would be kinda bulky.
                          I guess one could rig up a cord and a DC power supply, and make it
                          a clean package. Also, it looks like a $600 tool. I would like to spend
                          around $250 maybe. But thanks, I never seen this one from IR.
                          -Doozer
                          The grinder alone (no battery - no charger) is $211.36 from MSC. 20,000 RPM

                          http://www.mscdirect.com/product/44208189

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                          • #14
                            As said the Dremel right angle heads are total crap. They get very hot if run anywhere near top speed.

                            The way I solved the problem was to use the 3/4" threads under the nose cover to attach a handle at right angle to body, not much more than a piece of rectangular aluminum bar with threaded hole. For light Dremel type work it's fine. The Dremel motor itself is light weight enough having the moment arm of the weight wasn't too bad.

                            The same might be done with a fairly light weight straight grinder.

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                            • #15
                              Wow! It is only $211. And it is 14.4 volts.
                              One could run it off a car battery.
                              Rigging up a variable power supply would be fairly easy.
                              I think this is close to great as it would seem to get.
                              Splice in a wire cord is super easy. I like this more and
                              more. Thanks Highpower.

                              --Doozer
                              DZER

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