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Forum topic by Domer posted 06-23-2009 12:10 AM 948 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Domer

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06-23-2009 12:10 AM

Anyone have an opinion on the best angle grinders to hog out wood on a shaped wooden seat?

Domer


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scott shangraw

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#1 posted 06-23-2009 01:16 AM

I have used quiet a few but I do most of my carving with the arbortech with a Milwaukee >It seemed like all the $50 range grinders would burn out fast so I moved up to this one and has held up well now for a while.The only thing I found was to be able to have different locations for the handle to mount so you can hold the grinder the right way depending on what type of cutting wheel your using.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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BTKS

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#2 posted 06-26-2009 06:20 AM

Have used Makita and DeWalt angle grinders for years. Dad has an old Makita, 4.5in, at least 30 to 35 years old. Last winter both brands were selling two for one packages. Two Makita’s for 79 or 89 and two DeWalts for 99. Personally, my DeWalt is holding up nicely but I will no longer by a DeWalt brand anything bigger than a palm sander. Had too many die too quickly. 1/2 in hammer drill on 9th hole, 3×21 sander couple hours into use, sawzall I’ve had to fix chuck on twice. But hey, the palm sander and RO sander keep going, well sort of, had to replace buffer / plastic washer twice in RO sander. My opinion, I like the Makita but Milwaukee is high on my list of favorite brands too. Hope this rambling helps. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 06-26-2009 06:47 PM

I use a Dewalt 4 1/2” and use 40, 80, 120, grit flap disc from Harbour Freight for my wood sculpting needs. Works very fast and and nowhere near as dangerous as some of those chainsaw tooth cutters made for sculpting.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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