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  1. #1
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    Default Cordless 5" angle grinders

    With 3 - 5" grinders on the bench cords are always tangled. One with 1/4" grinder disc,one with zipcut & one with flapwheel. Was wondering if anyone has experience with the cordless models. Do they have enough torque,how does battery last, & any brand recommendations.
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    Only good for short duration.

    I only use it when I know I'll only need a quick zip or flap wheel application- otherwise it's the cordered version.
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    My wife got me a DeWalt cordless for Christmas, I was totally disappointed in both the performance and battery life. RPM's are too slow, 6500 vs 10,000 for the corded model (which I really like).
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    Ive tried Ryobi, Dewalt and a smaller Dremal. I worked in the feild a lot and my employer tried a lot of tools. None had the power, battery life or rpm's to do much of anything. I will not by a battery grinder. I like my Ryobi 18V drills, sawzaw and circular saw. The circular doesn't have great power but is fine for 2x4s and ply wood.
    I by the black & Decker model 4 1/2". I have had 1 for 10+ years, lots of use with no problems. I agree about the cords being in the way. I roll the cords into a 6" loop and tie with a piece of aluminum tie wire (just a quick one twist). I hate the cords rolled around the grinder, the cord develops a memory and ends up kissing the grinding wheel. ..........Just saying..........

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    I am going to buy one, a Milwaukee but I am on a 28v battery system and not for bench work.

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    So far does not sound like it will work well in a commercial shop like ours ' . Thanks for the input so far & welcome more opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sberry View Post
    I am going to buy one, a Milwaukee but I am on a 28v battery system and not for bench work.
    I have a 28v Milwaukee cordless... and with the new 28v batteries this thing has some major staying power!

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