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Which large diam. disk, corded Angle Grinder, please?


Since my '230 mm' Makita '240' V angle grinder seems to have gone on a 'Walkabout', it looks like I need to replace it.
I use(ed) it for cutting masonry, concrete panels and slabs, and for metal work, almost exclusively in the open, tho' that may change to inside my workshop soon.
My use would be intensive for say a couple of days, and then the machine would be resting for perhaps a month or more.

1.0 Should I stay with '240' V or consider 110 V? I have a couple of 240 - 110 transformers.
2.0 Advice on make / model, PLEASE.
3.0 Ditto best source, please?

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9" grinders, stick to the big names - toolstop has some good deals from time to time - domestic use 240, 110v is for site work and luging around a 110v transformer isn't fun



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MANY thanks for that input, Flash' - I'd not heard of Toolstop before, so thanks for that too.
As with many such Mail Order only Coys they state:
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PLEASE NOTE: In the event your product develops a fault within the warranty period but after our 14 day no quibble return period, and Toolstop handles your warranty procedure on your behalf, a handling charge will apply and any customs charges or duty must be paid by the the customer.

This seems to be an increasing trend, extending to Aldi & Lidl, of these attempts to by-pass the 'traditional contract' between retailer and customer.... :scratch:

Your point about 110 versus 240 is well taken.


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Toolstop are uk based so no problem there, used them a few times, I got my Makita router £60 cheaper than anywhere else

there uk models too, not grey imports like some retailers have



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It sort of depends on budget, vlume of use and features required. If you want a grinder with a few extra features such as anti-vibration handle, deadman switch and safety clutch (useful if the blade gets trapped) then Metabo is a good place to go. In general on site I've tended to see in no particular order) Bosch, Makita, Metabo and Hitachi in the larger sizes with one or two specialised trades sometimes having Fein (they do high frequency grinders). Maybe Hitch is the man to ask as he's a daily grinder user.

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MANY thanks, J&K (If I may)

I would use it for cutting masonry, concrete panels and slabs, and for metal work, almost exclusively in the open, tho' that may change to inside my workshop soon.
My use would be intensive for say a 3 or 4 days, and then the machine would be resting for perhaps a few weeks.
Given my age, slight build, etc - I think that I would be more than wize to go for the items you suggest IFF a good RoI for my DIY purposes:
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anti-vibration handle, deadman switch and safety clutch

(For which :thumbright:) and, if possible, a variable speed (?) control?

However, having looked at the prices for a top-end Metabo :shock: , I might be more justified in heading for a Makita GA9020S Angle Grinder with Soft Start** 9in / 230mm 240V @ £99.00
** = The kick on starting from my late Makita was like one gets from both barrels of a 12 bore.
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The FEIN high-frequency range.

Yet another 'lesson' ..... :thumbright: = Thanks


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Bit late to the party here...

Grinders, i'd pick Hitachi every time.
Virtually 20 years in fmetal fabrication, you get to know what grinders re good and which are bad.

Bar a couple of really old Makitas, all the ones in the workshop are Hitachi, 5" and 9"

Weve been through most readily available makes, dewalt, bosch, makita, milwaukee.... but the hitachi comes out above every time. One of the other local fabr firms use Hitachi for the majority of the hand held polishig gear too.

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