I would also go with an electric one, I bought a HF for $19.99 and it was
one of the most useful tools I have ever bought. Next time I'll get a
better brand but stil I'll buy it from HF(free shipping) one of the best
uses of the grinder is for cutting metal. Buy a special cut off wheel for
abou $1.00 and you will never pick up a hack saw again. Also for smoothing
welds they make a flap wheel that works nice.
On Wed, 8 Mar 2000, Jim Juhas wrote:
> I bought a Habor Freight-type 4" grinder before the prices started dropping
> about $35. (Now available for $20). It makes a lot more sense to me to run
> this little electric motor instead of churning the 5HP compressor. To me, it
> makes more difference on the task of the tool. If, like me, you're going to
> grind down edges prior to welding, or dressing up weld beads, the inexpensive
> electric grinder is ideal. It seems to have more torque than I can generate
> from small air tools as well. There are both pros and cons to that issue, as
> illustrated in some other responses to you, but with a modest amount of safety
> awareness, I don't expect you will have a problem.
> email@example.com wrote:
> > I am in the market to finally purchase a right angle grinder for use in the
> > restoration of my vehicles. It won't get the kind of usage a body shop
> > would use, but I want a good one. The first decision I need help in making
> > is whether to go electric or air. I am leaning towards air but would like
> > to hear pros and cons regarding this.
> > The other question is more subjective. What brand and model should I be
> > interested in?
> > Thanks in advance for all comments.
> > Jim V.