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[Canadian Tire] Skil Angle Grinder 4 1/2inch $23.99 60% off

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[Canadian Tire] Skil Angle Grinder 4 1/2inch $23.99 60% off

Skil Angle Grinder 4 1/2inch $23.99 60% off Reg. $59.99

5.5 Amp motor
Rotation Speed 10,000 rpm
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91 in stock at my local store.

This any good? What limitations could I run into?
Let's hug it out
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Oct 30, 2012
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also looking to have one around the house? or maybe get bosch 2 pack at rona for 99 and split? worth the price difference?
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Nov 23, 2008
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Reviews are average from Rona. If heavy duty, I'd go for something like the 2 for 1 Bosch.
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Thanks OP, now I’ll be able to finally get a bike!
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no bike unless you have mile long extension.
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shortye wrote: Reviews are average from Rona. If heavy duty, I'd go for something like the 2 for 1 Bosch.
What is the practical use case of buying/having 2 grinders? Pardon my ignorance.
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KevinM11 wrote: What is the practical use case of buying/having 2 grinders? Pardon my ignorance.
wondering this too
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KevinM11 wrote: What is the practical use case of buying/having 2 grinders? Pardon my ignorance.
If you're lazy to swap discs and want one with a grinding disc and another one with a masonry disc.
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This looks identical to my Mastercraft grinder other than the color. This is an essential tool for any DYI'er. While I don't use mine on a regular basis - when I do....it saves the day.

I used mine last weekend to cut out a 2x2 patch of asphalt with a diamond blade. Just make sure you wear proper protective gear when using one.
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Dec 30, 2017
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Looks similar to one I bought at Harbor Fright for 9.99 USD
years ago. Sounds horrible but has not flown apart yet with light use.
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Assume this cheap grinder does not have a clutch ( ie no instant stop when trigger released). Might work fine but for safety be very cautious when using!!!!!
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shabby wrote: If you're lazy to swap discs and want one with a grinding disc and another one with a masonry disc.
That's why I have 12 drills. Hate changing bits. And 1 pair of underwear, that's self-explanatory.
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Having different disc on each... especially if you are into welding... having a cutting desk on one, wire brush on another, grinding desk on another. For tiling work, you would have a cutting disc, maybe a buffing disk on another... you get the idea.
KevinM11 wrote: What is the practical use case of buying/having 2 grinders? Pardon my ignorance.
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These are fine if you’re just using a grinder occasionally, or if you are going to flog it (repointing, waterproofing work etc).

I would avoid it if you’re planning on doing any fine work or using it for long periods of time - these cheapo ones vibrate like they’re for mixing paint and sound so dry that it’s painful.

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