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Does anybody have first hand opinions of this tool? I am adding to my Dewalt tools. I have the opportunity to buy a new angle grinder, 2 3ah batteries and a charger at a good price. I didn't want to pull the trigger if it's not worth it. Thanks.
 

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I don't think I've ever used an angle grinder for electrical work. Before I was an electrician, and when I am doing a fab project for the hydro plant, I use one all the time. What do you guys use them for as sparkies?
 

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I have a corded one on the truck at all times. Just trying to cut the cord as much as possible. I use it to cut boxes in masonry, grind off paint for bonding purposes, cut rebar, remove "drive pin" anchors, modify metal boxes/ brackets. I would probably use it more if it were cordless.
 

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Its not 20v, all the new Dewalt stuff here is branded 18v because our advertising standards authority doesnt allow that misleading claim.
I heard the same thing.... Ive never been interested in the "20v" line because I know a few people that have them and they are already having problems with it.

Ill stick to my 18x XRP and Lithium.
 

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I love every tool in the Dewalt XR20 series; except the grinder.

I mean, it's OK for a battery grinder - lacks guts, lacks staying power (annihilator of batteries.) The disk clamp I find doesn't work unless it's on backwards (there is a label on it that says this way towards disk or something to that effect, I find it works much better mounted back to front. The safety guard is a little painful to remove and put back on too, if needed.

If you've got a few odd jobs to do it's fine, don't expect to do any serious work with it though. As you'll still want a corded grinder for that...
 

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I love every tool in the Dewalt XR20 series; except the grinder.

I mean, it's OK for a battery grinder - lacks guts, lacks staying power (annihilator of batteries.) The disk clamp I find doesn't work unless it's on backwards (there is a label on it that says this way towards disk or something to that effect, I find it works much better mounted back to front. The safety guard is a little painful to remove and put back on too, if needed.

If you've got a few odd jobs to do it's fine, don't expect to do any serious work with it though. As you'll still want a corded grinder for that...
My disk clamp says that one side is for 5/8 disk and the other for 7/8 disk.
 
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