Cheap angle grinder

  1. doubleboost

    doubleboost Forum Supporter

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    30 seconds is all this lasted
    The second one lasted a minute before the smoke escaped
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  2. Spark plug

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    Third time lucky?
     
  3. Woody.v8

    Woody.v8 Blue glue-er

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    You will never spin the rollers with that :laughing:
     
  4. brightspark

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    2 hands and 12 stone on it :whistle:not surprised :laughing:buy a 5 inch Makita one
     
  5. brightspark

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    trying to dyno the grinder
     
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  6. Richard.

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    So the equivalent of a years usage out of that would set you back about the price of 10,000 Milwaukee units.
    Cheap ain't always cheap lol.
     
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  7. normspanners Member

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    Where in Rhodes???
     
  8. 8ob

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    Oh well its still got 364 days, 23hours 59 minutes and 30 seconds of warranty so it should not be a problem.:scared:

    Bob
     
  9. doubleboost

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    Been a while since i was 12 stone
     
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  10. pdg

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    Meanwhile, my £8 b&q special 4.5" grinder is still going strong - the same one I took apart on youtube and also used to demonstrate freehand drill bit sharpening.

    Sometimes it's the operator and not the tool :scared:
     
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  11. Stueeee

    Stueeee Old git

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    Sometimes the failure isn't electrical......
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    This one lasted about an hour, I had already sent its predecessor back as it arrived with a broken switch. This one made a satisfying thud as it hit the workshop bin. Replaced it with a not too spendy Screwfix job which has a two year warranty -I made sure to keep the receipt.
     
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  12. ukracer Forum Supporter

    I purchased 3.....2 blew up. Lol
     
  13. ukracer Forum Supporter

    What brand...
     
  14. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    To give the manufacture of that some credit, with a casting that thin i am amazed they managed to assemble it without it braking.
     
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  15. pdg

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    Just, how?

    Were you standing on it to snap the casing and deform the cup brush like that?
     
  16. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    A dab or two of Araldite'd soon fix that.........:scared:
     
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  17. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    I've had a £50 dewalt 4.5" out of screwfix for about 3 years and it's had some serious abuse, still going strong.
    It's aren't it's money many times over. Buy a dewalt, Makita, metabo you can't go wrong. Even hitachi aren't too sad.
     
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  18. 8ob

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    Fixed that for you :)

    Bob
     
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  19. Nomad Member

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    ^ Have you tried JB-weld :whistle:

    I picked up a £8 grinder from Homebase when I was driving around a few years back, it never worked when I got it home but would have cost more than £8 petrol to take it back.
    Not all cheap stuff is junk, both my Argos grinders (4.5" and 9") are still going strong after lots of years use/abuse...
     
  20. doubleboost

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    I have a Dewalt at home & a Hitachi at work both have been used very hard with no problems at all
    I have a 4 inch Makita that i have had 20 years and it was second hand then
    Every time it gets a new flex i re grease the gear case
    The 9 inch Woolf grinder is at least ten years old (not used much as i am afraid of it)
    Big aluminium job that came out of the ship yards
     
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