|Forum topic by gtbuzz||posted 03-19-2014 04:02 PM||1736 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
03-19-2014 04:02 PM
I’ve wanted to try my hand out at some power carving, specifically with a Turbo Plane or maybe a Holey Galahad. Still also need to get an angle grinder as well. I’ve already decided I don’t want one with a slide switch on the side. Was pretty much set on the Dewalt 28402:
But then I came across the 28115:
The price difference doesn’t matter too much to me and I don’t really care about the extra power in the 28115. The one thing that I do find intriguing though, is that the 28115 has a trigger grip rather than the barrel grip on the 28402. I got my hands on the 28402 at Home Depot and it does seem like that could get tiring after a while; it’s a rather beefy grip. In fact some people mention that in the reviews for the 28115, as an advantage for it. The trigger grip also gets your hands further away from the cutter head so I figured you’d be pelted with chips far less often (at least in that hand).
Those all seem like plusses, but one thing I can’t figure out is if your right hand is further away from the cutter head like it is on the trigger grip, does that equate to less control? Your left hand is still in the same position. If that’s the case, it seems like it would negate all of the previous benefits.
Has anyone tried that trigger grip style with power carving and have any opinions?