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Review by rimfire7891 posted 1335 days ago 2363 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Although mostly used in the auto industry they are very handy in the wood shop.
The 1/4’’ angle die grinder with a 3M Roloc head installed. the discs install with 1/2 turn on 1/2 turn off
Lots of sanding discs available the 36 and 50 grit are great for smoothing and blending edges on anything with curves. Fast, noisy, and dusty. FND Can’t have everything.
Different grits are available in 2” , 3”, 4” diameter the Scotch Brite pads, great for cleaning up rusty tools or polishing the face of a hammer. Work great on aluminium with a little WD40 as lube
I find the 2” size the most handy, available by each and large quantities are cheaper per. Once you use one you will wonder how you got along without it.
Any 1/4 angle die grinder will do. The better ones are quieter and use less air per output. Just remember to add a few drops of oil a the tool so you don’t contaminate you hose.
One tool in my shop that is pretty well permanently attached to the air hose. Have use it on the lathe, both metal and wood turning for buffing and polishing.

Great tool and attachments.

Thanks

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.




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#1 posted 1335 days ago

I say “thanks”!
Strangely I have never thought of such tools; recently I have asked here some information about electric angle grinders
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My air compressor has 2HP, 150 liter/minute with 10 bar at most. Is it enough for this mini grinder?

-- Antonio

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#2 posted 1335 days ago

Hi Ant,

These little things really suck a lot of air for their size. I think your compressor will be fine except that you won’t be able to run continuously. You will have to wait and let the compressor catch up. I have a 13 CFM compressor and it can just keep up .They run best at about 90 PSI which is about 6.5 bar.
Very useful and I think over looked tool for woodworking.

Thanks jb

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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#3 posted 1335 days ago

Great little tool, saw it on woodturners show and knew it was perfect for wooden spoons but it does use a lot of air so i need to upgrade my compressor.

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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#4 posted 1330 days ago

Is there a part number on it?

-- WOOD/DON (...one has the right to ones opinion but not the right to ones own facts...)

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