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Forum topic by David Craig posted 05-15-2010 03:03 PM 1759 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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David Craig

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05-15-2010 03:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ridgid r1005 angle grinder slimgrip

Morning folks, a question out there for experienced angle grinder users, especially those that use one for carving out chair seats or other wood items -

I have been looking at the new Ridgid Slim Grip angle grinder and considering a purchase next month. I have it in my head that I will start making some chairs for my kitchen table and have been looking at grinders for carving out the seats.

I have used angle grinders before, but find them somewhat bulky to hold at times. I like the handle on this one and it feels comfortable in the hands but am curious if there are any shortcomings in the design I should be aware of. It has a 7 amp motor, which should be more than enough for wood carving, and the design seems like it would be much easier to control, but would like some perspective out there from folks who routinely use a grinder.

Any input would be greatly appreciated,


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#1 posted 05-15-2010 03:40 PM

gooodmoooorning to you David
I don´t know that grinder we don´t have them here
but the design ain´t bad and if you combine it with
the lancelot tool
your buddy Mike has I´m sure you will get a fancy dancy tool for the job

persenly I wuold buy a scorb or veritas pullshave to do the job
the mashine is tooo noisy for me


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