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honeyburst
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Posts: 846
From: Nashville, TN, USA
Registered: Mar 2006

posted 11-25-2006 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeyburst        Reply w/Quote
my Mother in Law wants to buy me something for the new Pony.......but she wants it to be something I'll keep for a while. I'm in need of a cut-off tool.....but is has to be ELECTRIC...I don't have a compressor.....
what I'm looking for is a type of cutoff tool that can cut out sheet metal (ie: quarters, floor pans, etc).....

anybody know of one that's electric ???

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mellowyellow
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From: So. Fl.
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 11-26-2006 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
YES! A DeWalt Angle Grinder. It takes a 4.5" dia. cutting disc, and the center is 7/8" It's a high revving 10,000 plus tool and is great for cutting thin floors, frame rails, etc. and it make SHORT work out of floor pans. It's in the $40 some price range.

Sears and Home Depot sell them. A word of warning It is a dangerous tool wear a face mask , one of those clear shields. Would say goggles but I had a disc break and have a permanent scar on my cheek as a souvenir. I have worn out one and have a 2nd. There are other brands but DeWalt is a good, reasonable price tool. Sticker on side in small type says Baltimore, Md. no mention of Asia countries.

Have used in on a long xt code with no probs.

V8 Thumper
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Posts: 4777
From: Phoenix, Arizona
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-27-2006 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper        Reply w/Quote
http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/tool_detail.asp?productID=10939

The Dewalt is an exceptional grinder, I have one myself. I like the paddle switch as opposed to the thumb switch. I seem to recall the model listed above as being in the $90 range but there are less expensive models available

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mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
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posted 11-27-2006 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
The model # I have is DW400 It wasn't listed. Real price is probably closer to 50 than 40 They probably don't have it in their on line catalog as they want to sell more expensive stuff.

Blacksmith
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Posts: 604
From: Front Royal, Va., USA
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 11-27-2006 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blacksmith        Reply w/Quote
I have 2 Black & Decker angle grinders in my blacksmith shop that I've had for close to 8 years with no problems at all.
Buy plenty of cut off wheels, they don't last too long (especially the Dewalt brand)Norton 4 1/2" discs last a bit longer at around $2.10/each at Home Depot.

Mellowyellow is right, eye protection is a MUST.

mellowyellow
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Posts: 8198
From: So. Fl.
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posted 11-28-2006 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
I broke a Norton last week-User/Misuse!! For cutting they do good. One in my grinder right now.

honeyburst
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Posts: 846
From: Nashville, TN, USA
Registered: Mar 2006

posted 11-29-2006 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for honeyburst        Reply w/Quote
I've decided to go with the Craftsman 4.5".....decent amps (6.5) and the best warranty I've found in my price range......thanks for all the suggestions....

Bulldog66
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Posts: 96
From: Lake City, Fl.
Registered: Nov 2006

posted 11-29-2006 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bulldog66        Reply w/Quote
I just got the Makita 4.5" grinider. gonna put it thruough the stress tests this weekend prepping the floor pans

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