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Old 12-02-14, 05:30 PM
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can anyone in the know recommend grinding wheels for my 4 inch hand held grinder that
are especially good at cutting metal up to 1/8 inch. I have been using cheap ones from HF
and using an old one for backing. I would like to get a better set up. I also would like to know
what you think is the best handheld grinder for metal cutting...I might buy a new one if it would be really good.
 
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Old 12-02-14, 06:11 PM
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There are a lot of good handheld grinders. I have an older Makita that is a workhorse.
I see guys with Milwaukees, Bosch and Skil grinders.

I use Sait/United Abrasive discs with good luck. I get them from a hardware supply company.
 
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What exactly is it your trying to use this for?
There's a lot faster and better tools for cutting metal.
 
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I have two 4" grinders, a B&D that I bought 25-30 yrs ago and a HF that is 2-3 yrs old. The only reason I bought the HF is so I don't have to change from grinding disk to wire cup Both work equally well.

Like Joe said, what are you using the grinder for? there are better tools for cutting!
 
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aside from an expensive plasma cutter... what would you buy to cut steel fro 1/16 to 1/8 with??
 
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I've installed a fiber metal cutting blade in my skil saw to cut steel but they also sell a similar saw just for cutting steel - it doesn't have any of the plastic parts that the sparks might melt. How big and/or what type of cuts do you need to make?
 
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That's when I lay my grinder down and pick up the sawsall.
 
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