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  • Corded .25" straight die grinder recommendations

    Looking for something to use when the compressor is drained and I don't feel like lighting it off again.

    Leaning toward Bosch but open to reviews.
    Len

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    What is the European grinder some guys use as high speed CNC spindles? Kress maybe?
    Last edited by Bob La Londe; 01-10-2019, 12:43 PM.
    *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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    • #3
      straight die grinder recommendations

      Yes, straight is definitely better than curved

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      • #4
        3 phase: Will that one do at least 10,000 RPM. If so, where can I get one?

        Sarge41

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        • #5
          Happy with my Makita.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by QSIMDO View Post
            Looking for something to use when the compressor is drained and I don't feel like lighting it off again.

            Leaning toward Bosch but open to reviews.
            I have been suprised how good my 49 dollar 400watt die grinder has been.

            if money is not issue my totally unscientific pick out of Bosch/Metabo/Makita/Fein would be probably Metabo or Fein

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            • #7
              I have several brands and my Milwaukee grinders are my go to. JR
              My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

              https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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              • #8
                I have used the older Milwaukee models and they seem bulletproof. The one I used was a "long reach" model

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                • #9
                  I like my Skil grinder. How is your upper body strength?


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                  • #10
                    I have one of these - medium size Milwaukee 5194. Not cheap but can take a beating. Many sources, some cheaper.

                    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...BoCnBoQAvD_BwE

                    Edit : actually mine is a 5192 -same thing without the stupid paddle switch.
                    Last edited by lakeside53; 01-10-2019, 08:10 PM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
                      Happy with my Makita.
                      I've had 2 of these for a number of years and they are great. They were a common brand in automotive machine shops that did custom head porting. Not sure if they are still heavy in that area.

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                      • #12
                        I have a single speed, corded, Makita and a variable speed, 20v, cordless, DeWalt in addition to my pneumatic ones. I prefer the Makita when I need lots of power, otherwise I grab the DeWalt for the variable speed and portability. Kinda wish the Makita was variable speed too.

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                        • #13
                          The Bosch I was initially interested in has a top speed of 9000 rpm.
                          Do you gentlemen use the full 20k+ rpm's I'm seeing on other brands and find those speeds a requirement?
                          Len

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                          • #14
                            Yes. If you use small grinding stones, cutters , 1 inch flap wheels, 2 inch rotoloc etc you need the speed.

                            If you are using larger (3 inch+ ) bushes or disks, no.
                            Last edited by lakeside53; 01-10-2019, 11:40 PM.

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                            • #15
                              I have a Makita and a couple of
                              Dumores. The Makita turns about 20k rpm and the Dumores about 37K rpm. I actually prefer the Makita for most work. Both are sensitive to the size and stickout of a mounted stone. Too big a stone or too much stickout and you run the risk of the shank taking a right angle bend right at the end of the collet. It gets kind of exciting then, trying to hold on to the tool with both hands while to shut off the motor. The Dumores are great for using smaller carbide burrs.

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