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dave r

posted on 23/8/14 at 04:14 PM Reply With Quote
9" angle grinder

blew my 9" angle grinder up today...
it was a kobe, and has done well


dont really want to spend above 100, but what to get as a replacement





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matt_gsxr

posted on 23/8/14 at 04:36 PM Reply With Quote
After researching this I ended up with a Hitachi G23SS about 60.

I used it for one big project and it is a beast (in a good way), no soft start though.





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fesycresy

posted on 23/8/14 at 05:02 PM Reply With Quote
I've got the Hitachi too.

Cheap as chips and comes in a good plastic mould box.





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mark chandler

posted on 23/8/14 at 05:32 PM Reply With Quote
I got one from wickes maybe 10 years ago, still going strong

It's got soft start which saves overloading the motor, I also have another grinder without and it's just not so nice to use.

[Edited on 23/8/14 by mark chandler]

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Slimy38

posted on 23/8/14 at 05:41 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mark chandler
I got one from wickes maybe 10 years ago, still going strong

It's got soft start which saves overloading the motor, I also have another grinder without and it's just not so nice to use.

[Edited on 23/8/14 by mark chandler]


+1 to that, I've only got a small grinder but it gives a hell of a kick at startup. I'm tempted to keep it as my spare and buy a second one with soft start.

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daviep

posted on 23/8/14 at 05:57 PM Reply With Quote
If money was no option I'd go for a Bosch my previous lasted 5 years of daily use before needing a set of brushes, and then another 10 of home use when I rescued it from the bin at work. I'm currently using a Hitachi which has been ok so far.

Personally I don't like grinders with soft start.

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dave r

posted on 23/8/14 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
the kobe didnt have soft start either....

gave quite a reasuring kick when it started!!.... gear box was in good condition when i took it apart thisarvo





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IanSouthLincs

posted on 23/8/14 at 07:32 PM Reply With Quote
I picked up a second hand Bosch Blue 9" grinder for #40, its bloody brilliant, though the startup gives a hell of a kick! I've used a Hitachi as well and found it good, but maybe not quite the same power or quality as the Bosch. Just my opinion.
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Brian R

posted on 23/8/14 at 09:15 PM Reply With Quote
Bosch all day long.
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Davey D

posted on 23/8/14 at 09:33 PM Reply With Quote
We get through lots of grinders at work, both 4.5" and 9". The best have been the Bosch professional GWS range of grinders for reliability and ease out repair/ replacing brushes. We have just bought 5 more 9" Bosch GWS 22-230 110v grinders and got them for 98+vat each
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serieslandy

posted on 24/8/14 at 03:12 PM Reply With Quote
I've got a hitachi that I rescued from work. It's about 15yrs old and apart from nearly taking my thumb off it's working fine. It's got a real kick on startup though.
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