Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 46
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    North Central Indiana
    Posts
    782

    Default

    Amazon had theses on sale for about $35 dollars, they came with 5 or 6 grinding
    wheels and the case. It's not a high amp motor but I'm going to use it for slicer wheels.



    Spare 5" rat tail, I was going to put a 6" wire wheel on it but never did.

    Last edited by tackit; 04-28-2013 at 08:23 AM.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Simcoe Ontario
    Posts
    89

    Default metabo cust. service

    You mean metabos don't have that nice heated housing and burnt plastic scented feature that activates after using it for a couple hours like the dewalts and most others? That's a shame. How do you prove you've been actually grinding ?

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    seaford de
    Posts
    406

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tackit:306761
    Amazon had theses on sale for about $35 dollars, they came with 5 or 6 grinding
    wheels and the case. It's not a high amp motor but I'm going to use it for slicer wheels.



    Spare 5" rat tail, I was going to put a 6" wire wheel on it but never did.

    I also bought this same thing from Lowes. It was around the same price. And I also have a 7" Hitachi. I think I got the 7" from tractor supply... I don't use a 7" or a 4 1/2 very much, I use my 6" mostly

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    seaford de
    Posts
    406

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan128:306763
    You mean metabos don't have that nice heated housing and burnt plastic scented feature that activates after using it for a couple hours like the dewalts and most others? That's a shame. How do you prove you've been actually grinding ?
    I don't. You can take it or leave it. Simple as that.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    seaford de
    Posts
    406

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry:306753
    I see,,, ok,, how about this, learn to be a bit better welder and you wont have to be such a grinder.
    I will have to do that.. I learn something new everyday but will that save my grinders from being used? I do lots of dump truck floors, steel and aluminum. And my helpers mostly do the grinding, their learning just like everyone else. In my world you do your grinding before you weld so I don't think it will help but maybe you know something I don't....?

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    16919 Pole Rd. Brethren, MI 49619
    Posts
    4,383

    Default

    In a 6 inch the aspects of the particular models may be different. I am no stranger to burnt up Dewalt grinders, B&D before that. I liked the feel of them when I was using them a lot. They souped up the current numbers on them, put them in the same chassis and if you ran them like you were mad at it poof, pretty easy to overheat and a hundred bucks out the window and I know its tuff to swallow but would 2 or 3x rather have the cord that comes on the cheap version.

    I have never overheated a Walmart one, its got good power. Pick one up sometime feel how heavy it is. I gave a couple away, I put one dedicated to the bench where the use was quite high just to see how long it would last, it finally gave out a switch after it outwear a Dewalt about 3 to 1. And after about 3secondsfs never give it second thought there is 100 difference in price.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    16919 Pole Rd. Brethren, MI 49619
    Posts
    4,383

    Default

    I know you are a pro.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    seaford de
    Posts
    406

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry:306785
    In a 6 inch the aspects of the particular models may be different. I am no stranger to burnt up Dewalt grinders, B&D before that. I liked the feel of them when I was using them a lot. They souped up the current numbers on them, put them in the same chassis and if you ran them like you were mad at it poof, pretty easy to overheat and a hundred bucks out the window and I know its tuff to swallow but would 2 or 3x rather have the cord that comes on the cheap version.

    I have never overheated a Walmart one, its got good power. Pick one up sometime feel how heavy it is. I gave a couple away, I put one dedicated to the bench where the use was quite high just to see how long it would last, it finally gave out a switch after it outwear a Dewalt about 3 to 1. And after about 3secondsfs never give it second thought there is 100 difference in price.
    I do like the dewalt 12 amp 4 1/2". I have a few of them in a box that someday when I get the time they will make one good one. I also use the dewalt portaband... It has held up well, only thing I've done to that is change the gear oil and blades

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    North Central Indiana
    Posts
    782

    Default

    6" is my favorite grinder too. I like the balance rat tails give, to me they don't tire the hands as much as a barrel grinders do, must be the rat tail handles are thinner making them more comfortable to hold.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Salem ,Ohio
    Posts
    3,900

    Cool

    We have over 350 Metalbo's at work. They are like the rest of them they wear out. I have been there just over a year and have had 5 new ones and a few rebuilts. But this shop requires every weld to be ground or wire brushed smooth and zero splatter anywhere so they take a beating, prob better than any other brand...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/footer.inc.php on line 82

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.