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Right angle die grinder?

I've been thinking about buying one of these for a while, but it seems that there's a ton of brands out there. There all right around 50-70 bucks, so is one better than the other? I want to buy one that will last and don't know which one.
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my dewalt has been to hell and back, still running strong.
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I am personally digging the craftsmen air die grinder.. are you looking for air or electric by chance?

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0070921x00003a
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I'm thinking air. I like the smaller grinding wheel they have, I think it would be perfect.
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Ingersoll-Rand for air tools. Great quality tools.
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I'm going to pick one up at harbor freight this weekend. It's like 6 bucks on sale LOL
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OOPS! I was thinking angle....I do have a IR air die grinder, probably the handiest thing I've ever bought. GREAT for touching up stuff, making holes a bit bigger, etc. Totally worth spending some good money on also.
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MAC sells nice ones, we have a couple.
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Blue Point
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I cant bash my harbor freight one, like $7 and is going on its 3rd year of strong service. Estimated 4-5 hours constant use per week...
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I cant bash my harbor freight one, like $7 and is going on its 3rd year of strong service. Estimated 4-5 hours constant use per week...
Harbor frieght ftw! Not the best tools in the world, but for the price it's not bad at all
I had a right angle electric grinder for 5 or 6 years of pure abuse, Bought another one for like 20 bucks lol.
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I cant bash my harbor freight one, like $7 and is going on its 3rd year of strong service. Estimated 4-5 hours constant use per week...
Yeah I got one for 6 bucks the other day, haven't gotten to use it though.
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Snap-on sir....only way to go....
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I bought an electric Milwaukee from Lowes for around the price you're wanting to spend and it's been good the two times I've needed to use it. I grinded off a shock mount on the radius arm on my lowered 97 Ranger after snapping off the bolt attempting to change shocks. I've also used it a couple times around the house for various projects.
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IR nothing compares. they make the mac and snapon and they are rebadged.
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like i already said blue point or snap on same difference
you will never have a problem ever
you get what you pay for that is all
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hey uh VIC.....I worked for snap-on previously and their air-tools are NOT made by IR bud....now I will say there are some tool companies out there that MAKE better tools than what snap-on has, and is cheaper. But IR does not contract sell their die-grinder's with a snap-on badge slapped on it. Get your facts straight bud.
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I've only had one failure between the brands I have bought. There is a bolt with a rubber o-ring on all of them. Its a phillips bit head on it. One came with a plastic bolt and it immediately leaked. The others had a brass bolt and I have not had a problem.

I'm not sure what purpose the bolt serves, but all of them have it.
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matco. all i buy now is matco tools. expensive yes but the warrenties and quaility is what sells me.
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hey uh VIC.....I worked for snap-on previously and their air-tools are NOT made by IR bud....now I will say there are some tool companies out there that MAKE better tools than what snap-on has, and is cheaper. But IR does not contract sell their die-grinder's with a snap-on badge slapped on it. Get your facts straight bud.
well my snapon one is identical to the ir one we have at the shop down to the internals so if it walks like a duck talks like a duck then it must be a chicken right?
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I have a napa one right now... had it for YEARS... but its starting to go bad... so my next one is a snap on....

If your looking for cheap, the harbor freight one is nice... kid at work bought one, with the waranty
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I have the harbor freight one. I can get about 10 for the price of a snap-on one, works for me.
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ok well I have a Snap-on and a Bluepoint. And there are guys at my work that have IR's and they aren't the same. Not only on internals and on spec's RPM's and freespeed, but HP rating's as well.
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I got a Makita. My favorite tool of all time.

It hurts when it hits you though. Wear gloves.
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