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DeWalt DWE4011 Grinder Review
A little too weak for the job site
by Lorenz Prem on 06-14-2014 9:03 pm

Savvy shoppers are always on the lookout fortools that get the job done and don't break the bank. This weekDeWalt's smallest grinder, the DWE4011, made its way onto myworkbench. It looks like the other DeWalt grinders, but it sell ata price much lower than one would expect. Let's take a look, if theDWE4011 is an incredible value, or if it's a lemon you should keepout of your toolbox.

The DeWalt DWE4011 Grinder

The DWE4011 is an entry level 4 1/2" grinder from DeWalt. Itfollows the traditional design of marryi

Bosch 1380 Slim Grinder Review
by Lorenz Prem on 09-21-2013 11:24 am

At first glance grinders seem to be all aboutpower and performance. If you ask a metal worker, however, you'llfind out that control is just as important. The Bosch 1380 Slimcomes highly recommended by the NewMetalworker, who we respect alot around here. Needless to say, we had to get the Bosch 1380 Sliminto our shop. Let's take look at what it can do.

The Bosch 1380 Slim

The 1380 Slim gets its name from its smaller than average body.The engineers at Bosch reasoned that a slimmer grinder would bemore comfortable to

DeWalt D28402K Grinder Review
by Lorenz Prem on 02-01-2013 10:46 pm

More power is usually a good thing. It usuallygets things done faster with more of a spectacle. What's not tolove about that. When I had the chance to review the DeWalt D28402angle grinder I jumped on it. This grinder is probably the mostpowerful grinder I can rationalize to keep around the house. Let'stake a look at just how long the spark trail of the D28402 actuallyis. This should be fun.

The DeWalt D28402 Angle Grinder

The DeWalt D28402 is a heavy-duty 4 1/2" angle grinder. It'sbeen engineered to work on tough pro

Hitachi G12SR3 Grinder Review
by Lorenz Prem on 01-22-2013 3:21 pm

The 4 1/2" angle grinder market is full ofmodels competing for your attention. Prices vary widely, yet allthe entries seem to look the same. This week we decided to pick agreen grinder out of the pile to review in our shop. The HitachiG12SR3 is a surprisingly cheap angle grinder that gets greatreviews all over the net. Let's take a look if the G12SR3 candeliver on its reputation in the Hingmy shop.

The Hitachi G12SR3 Angle Grinder

The G12SR3 is a small form factor 4 1/2" grinder. It is intendedfor light to medium duty

DeWalt DW849 Grinder Review
by Lorenz Prem on 01-17-2013 9:05 pm

The DW849 polisher I have used in my shop forabout 5 years now was one of the best polishers available at thetime. If you had heavy polishing work to do, the DW849 was yourbest buy. DeWalt has since upgraded this model to address a fewdesign flaws. The DW849 spawned a line of excellent yellow cladpolishers. Let's take a look at what made the DW849 such a goodpolisher.

The DW849 Polisher

The first impression one gets from the DW849 is one of heft. Themotor, metal head, and worm gear make the DW849 a very heavypolisher

Makita 9557PB Grinder Review
by Lorenz Prem on 10-16-2012 4:15 pm

Large grinders are powerful machines. Afterusing one the smaller grinders feel underpowered and fragile.Makita designed the 9557PB to break this pattern.

The 9557PB is a small grinder with a large motor. It can dosmall work with the power and speed provided by a full sizegrinder. Let's take a look at what the 9557PB brings to thetable.

The Design

The Makita 9557PB is a small 4 1/2" angle grinder. Makita wantsthe 9557PB to fill in where larger grinders would be toocumbersome. Following the standar

Recent Reviews
"Drill/driver OK, reciprocating and circular saws are junk. No torque, circular saw won't cut thru a 2x4, reciprocating won't cut a 4x4 without bogging."
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"I use this one for heavy work. It can do it all. None better."
"Love this Router"
"Great driver with only minor issues. App is limited. The last gen is almost as good, yet a lot cheaper."
"This saw replaced a Delta Unisaw in my shop. It's rock solid, powerful, and well made. Fence rivals Biesemeyer or Unifence. Worth the price, IMHO."
"Excellent performance but tough to use at high speed with soft wood, tends to drive too deep before impact kicks in."
"This is my only true drill. The key-less chuck works flawlessly as does the power/speed switch which is handy for drilling various density material."
"A quality sander that performs well day in and day out. Not the best dust bag, that's minor for me. Fits well in my hand and no fatigue with prolonged use."
"A good option for those looking for their first saw, or those looking to upgrade from a "portable" job site saw. Buy a decent blade and you'll be happy."