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    My LWS has them for a little over $100.00 [$109.00] But I found a couple on the internet for a little less, not sure of shipping, here is a couple places I found them
    costhttp://www.allprotools.com/store/page305.html
    http://www.contractorstoolsupply.com/metabo-m-6.html?

    One thing i like is the nice cord and I like the spindle lock, Several other brands have the spindle lock too, usually the cheaper ones don't. I hate having to use [2] wrenches to change a disc. With the 5/8"x11 flap disc, you dont even need a wrench



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    Scott
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    I won't buy a grinder with out a spindle lock on it. There a real time saver, especialy when you change disc every 15-20 minutes on a good day.

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    Anti-gmaw,
    sounds like when I was grinding my gate! My welds were bad, I'm sure you didn't have the same problem I was having, but yes, I've tried different brands of discs (not the cheapos), and changing them with just your gloved hands are a real timesaver!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    I do alot of back gouging on welds since a backer is unpractical in most of the weld joints I do at work so that contributes to the # of wheels I go throgh in a day. I don't use the arbor rench much either. I also like to use just my gloved hand. It's about 4x faster.

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    I have a fairly limited experience with the Metabo 4 1/2", I do like the clutch so it doesn't kick back, but the one I used was a little long in the tooth and when you needed to lean on it, it slipped. I like the Walter too for the rotating bottom handle for operator comfort. I have had best experience with 5" Makita grinders. 9005B is good for small spaces but I prefer the larger 9015/9016 series. 9015 is the 5", 9016 is the 6". Exact same grinder, parts interchange just 9015 is cheaper. 9015DB has useless paddle trigger running up handle that I always seem to grab when I don't want to. 9015DBZ has the old gun trigger and lock that I have become really comfortable with. I never used to have grinder guards on either but there is a big push up here from Health Safety & Environment to follow code so my 9015DBZ grinders at work have 6" guards with 120 degree sweep, and my 9005B and 9015DBZ grinders for my contracting business have 6" guards as wide as grinder body. I have everything modified to 6" so I can use stringer bead wire wheel brushes without them dragging on the guards. I also use a Makita 7" - can't remember the #. On any given day I have three grinders on the table.... 1 with 6" zip cut, 1 with 5 or 6" sanding pad, and the 7" with a grinding wheel.
    Many 'favourite tools' - bessey clamps, vice grip pliers with swivel pads, Sellstrom DP-4 faceshield with shade 5 flip down lens, Hypertherm 1250 Plasma Cutter. List goes on and on. Tool I use most everyday... 25' Stanley Lever Lock tape measure. I go through about 4 or 5 a year - wear off the numbers on the lower end.

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    I have a couple of Metabos and have never had them slip, Must be a different model than I have. Or I haven't pushed hard enough yet
    I also like the tape with the lever lock, craftsman makes them too and will replace it if I break it. Same here with guards, I keep them on most except an air cut off tool with 2" disc.
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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    Finaly got pics. of my metabo. I'd have to say that out of all the grinders I've used it has the best guard of all. It never comes lose and in order to adust it you just turn it, no tools no levers required to adjust the guard.

    http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/000_0122.jpg

    http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/000_0123.jpg

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    You keep yours in the kitchen too huh ???, I just had to say that, that is one beat up grinder
    Scott
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    Default grinder in the kitchen

    I never thought of keeping a grinder in the kitchen..... it might have helped with some of my wife's earlier cooking experiments.

    Later,

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    Default kitchen grinders

    I thought I was the only one who had tools that migrated into the kitchen You know how it goes, you're working on something, get called for supper,phone,etc. and suddenly a week later you're cursing the shop goblins and stray neighbor children because you (I) can't find sh#t. Luckily for me, my wife gets peeved and stacks my cr#p on the deck. I learned early not to come in whining cuz I got told EXACTLY where my gloves, tapes, and "dirty junk" was.

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