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  • 4.5 grinder

    im in the market for a new grinder and I really prefer the on/off switch on the top of the grinder instead of the side. Are there any manufactures left that still place the on/off switch on top ?

    Links would be great -

    Thanks -
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  • #2
    Harbor Freight has one:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...104&pricetype=

    I own a Milwaukee myself, but I have used my friend's HF grinder and it worked ok.

    Here is another link on HF 4.5" grinders:

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ad.php?t=16102
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    • #3
      The Dewalt that I have has the button on the side but it locks into possition so you don't have to hold it. The ones I use at work have a lever on the bottom that you squeez, I like it as well
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      • #4
        2 Dewalt grinders I would buy.

        5 inch grinder Model: D28115 1 with rear handle and trigger switch.
        4.5 inch Model: D28402K with bottom paddle switch.

        Don't buy Dewalt 4.5 inch grinder with plastic gear case.

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        • #5
          The 4.5 inch orange (not the blue) HF grinder actually has a good reputation. They have the switch on the top. If you buy them on sale with a coupon they are inexpensive enough so you can get several so you don't have to switch grinding media all the time. I bought one for $17.99 You will occasionally get one that let's out the magic smoke after a few hours but you can afford to just toss it at those prices.

          They are rated at 4.5 amps so they are not very powerful. I work on auto sheet metal so the HF grinder works fine for me but if you need something to hog off a lot of steel, I would look for something more powerful (more amps).
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          • #6
            i have a milwaukee with a paddle switch
            a lot better than a trigger switch

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            • #7
              Does that look like a top switch on this model of Metabo?

              http://www.contractorsdirect.com/Gen...Grinder-W6-115

              or this: http://www.contractorsdirect.com/Gen...o-W7-115-Quick
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              • #8
                If you buy a H/F grinder do yourself a favor and grease the gears. Take the cover off the gear assembly. Remove the little dot of 'grease' and replace it with a goodly amount of good grease.
                Makes a huge difference in how soon these little fellows smoke!!
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                • #9
                  Metabo w7 115

                  I really like the Metabo w7 115 but its discounted. For whatever reason I prefer the switch on the top of the grinder. I might take a ride over to Fastenal tomorrow and see if they can check and see if they have any at the warehouse.

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                  • #10
                    There may be a few left out there:

                    http://www.toolfetch.com/p-w7-11506.shtml

                    http://www.alexgs.com/product/metabo-w7-115.html

                    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004YBWJ

                    http://allprotools.com/Metabo-W7-115..._source=nextag
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                    • #11
                      all pro prices are way to high
                      i bought a jet drill press from home depot
                      #jdp-15mf for $425.00 with free shipping
                      all pro wants $575.60

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                      • #12
                        In this case, Allpro seems to have the lowest price of all listed (didn't check shipping).
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                        • #13
                          Allpro is one of my all time favorite low-price leaders. I bought my Metabos there for $79, and picked up a VS Makita 9.5 amp grinder from them for $39 once. Fast shipping, good folks to deal with.
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                          • #14
                            Its more money, but the Metabo 6" WEP14-150 grinder's body is the same physical size as a 4.5", but has a lot more power and capacity. 6" cutting wheels around me are the same price as 4.5" ($2 each at Rural King) and they have more reach, cut faster and last longer. I don't think I'll ever buy another 4.5". I got the WEP14-150 off Ebay for $185 delivered. It is still the same 5/8 arbor so you can run your 4.5 or 5" stuff on there if you want to.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chuck M View Post
                              Its more money, but the Metabo 6" WEP14-150 grinder's body is the same physical size as a 4.5", but has a lot more power and capacity.
                              another vote for the 150, if you can swing the $$.

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