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What do you need a 9” grinder for?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by 23vc, 1 Aug 2020.

  1. 23vc

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    Killed my 5” grinder today cutting sandstone slabs. Slightly tempted to replace it with one of those twin pack deals with a 4.5 and 9” grinder, but what do people really need 9” for day to day? Obv it can’t cut out a skin of brickwork like a Stihl saw... paving maybe? Guess I’m just trying to justify getting a new toy :)
     
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    I only really use it for cutting steel, and when the discs are half worn they go on a smaller grinder!

    Cutting any stone/concrete I'd rather do it wet with the petrol saw.
     
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    I can't remember the last time I used my 9" grinder since I bought the new bosch 6" cordless with the new core pro batteries.
     
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    I don't feel safe using a 9"grinder,much prefer a petrol cut off saw,or small grinder,must have been offered about 10 9"grinders free over the years(always declined)so don't think i'm alone in disliking.
    Bought a Makita cordless grinder,and wonder how i ever managed without one, so versatile.
     
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    Cheers all, gonna get a decent little one and not bother with the 9incher (y)
     
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    Not many women say that! :)
     
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    Have you ever tried a 9" grinder with soft start? That's a good feature.
     
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    I use my 9" to cut paving stones.
    Smaller grinders are not really up to the job.
    If I did a lot of paving I would invest in a petrol wet stone cutter like the ones used by road makers.
     
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    Metal workers in fabrication shops use little else but 9" grinders.
    With a big thick grinding disc attached.
     
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    Our steel guys use them (9in grinders) when they need to cut and shut steel framework, but dressing joints, etc is generally done with 4-1/2in or 5in models
     
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    No i haven't, i don't cut metal really, seems most use a 9" grinder for cutting metal,best cutting tools iv'e used are 9" cordless Hilti and Stihl cut off saws but alas too expensive.
     
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    Scaring yourself ?!?
     
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    I have an industrial vac that attaches to a vac port on it and reduces dust to not much at all.
     
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