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  • Porter Cable Angle Grinder

    Anybody have anything to say about the Porter-Cable 7.5-Amp 4-1/2" Angle Grinder?

    Model: PC750AG

    Lowes has it for $39.97 and I was thinking about getting it.

    Thanks

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    Re: Porter Cable Angle Grinder

    It's part of the Tradesman launch. Much better quality than the Ryobi. The price of the tradesman line is aimed right at Ryobi. You will see more tools roll in this year. Notice the packaging, tradesman line has a colored photo on the box, while the higher quality wood working tools Porter Cable is known for is a black&white photo.

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    • #3
      Re: Porter Cable Angle Grinder

      The price is right for it. Personally I like METABO made in Germany angle grinders but they cost good $$$ for quality. Only if you are really going to use it hard would spending the big $$$ really be worth it. You may also want to look at some of the newer models under the Milwaukee name and take a good look at DeWalt (Black & Decker owns them and P-C) and at Makita. Sometimes you can find a nice package deal where the dealer tosses in several grinding disks.

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        Re: Porter Cable Angle Grinder

        Originally posted by Woussko View Post
        You may also want to look at some of the newer models under the Milwaukee name and take a good look at DeWalt (Black & Decker owns them and P-C) and at Makita. Sometimes you can find a nice package deal where the dealer tosses in several grinding disks.
        Yeah take a good hard look at Milwaukee...(they are owned by TTI, ryobi, ridgid..)

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          Re: Porter Cable Angle Grinder

          HINT: Try hard to find "new old stock" of the Ridgid model R1000 and not the R1001 angle grinder. The R1000 is actually a METABO and a nice one. It was made up special with a longer power cord and includes a pretty good case. The R1001 is made in China by TTI and while not a really bad product it just isn't the quality.

          Here is the METABO version (W7-115) of the older Ridgid R1000. Put simple other than color and a very few changes they are the same.
          http://www.metabo.us/Product-catalog...9f7f672.0.html

          It's not a beast or monster but it is very well built. Now if you need a "Beast" then you need to look at other models. If you want something light weight and compact, Milwaukee and Makita have some nice little angle grinders worth checking out.

          Sometimes you can get lucky and snatch up a very good one on eBay. Be sure to check out the seller before bidding.
          Last edited by Woussko; 02-24-2009, 09:23 PM.

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