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    Metabo Die Grinders

    I have been contemplating buying a metabo electric die grinder. Been leaning towards the GE710 Plus. Does anyone have any experience with this particular die grinder or any of other currently available metabo die grinders? If you do comments about them would be appreciated.

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    Re: Metabo Die Grinders

    got a pile of them on order but they havent arrived yet...............will let you know if they are any good once I get them.
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    Re: Metabo Die Grinders

    I've got a milwaukee and its a powerful brute. as noted above,a carbide burr inside a hole can get away from you and do all sorts of scarey,interesting moves.
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    Re: Metabo Die Grinders

    I have Ingersoll Rand air die grinders, looking to buy an electric one for when air is not available. I have used the new Makita die grinders which I like.

    Interested to see how people feel about the metabo, they make excellent disk grinders imho.
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    Re: Metabo Die Grinders

    We purchased 2 several years ago at work to replace a pair of Milwaukees. I can not remember the model #. They were both shot in a matter of months. We went back to the Milwaukee die grinder after that. IMHO, Metabo angle grinders are the top of the market, but I do not care for their other tools. We also bought the Metabo chop saw to cut hydraulic hose with, have not been pleased with it either.

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    Re: Metabo Die Grinders

    The thing to remember is that they are all made to use smaller diameter stones or burrs, most up to 1", they suck with long shaft burrs as 6" long as said above scary.For larger diameter cutting tools I have found a flex shat tool to be better,but limits your movement.
    If you have a good size air compressor an tank,You can't beet the quality of a Dotco grinder.But the are not cheap.If you go for an elec.one look for one that you can replace the bearings in it.

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    Re: Metabo Die Grinders

    My early experiences with electric die grinders have taught me the right way and wrong way to do things. I have taken a ride or two on the end of a large size and small size Milwaukee electric die grinder. It all boils down to either I was using the wrong burr for what I was trying to accomplish, in too big of a hurry, or was asking the tool to do something it wasn't designed to do. I really really like my electric die grinders and would be lost with out them. A good sharp burr will make short work of the task at 20 - 22,000+ rpm. I have an air operated die grinder that has it's place as well, but electric is my #1 go to.

    To the op's question though, sorry I have no experience with Metabo. I would like to try one with the variable speed option. Whatever you get make sure your burrs / wheels are rated for the top speed and hang on like you mean it.

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    Re: Metabo Die Grinders

    thanks for the responses guys. I appreciate it.

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    Re: Metabo Die Grinders

    @ Poptm - purchased a Metabo GE-700 Die Grinder Kit from Ebay. Kit includes the flex-shaft, dies for grinding and sanding, and hand tools packaged into one 1520 large and two small Pelican cases. 60 pieces.

    Very pleased with my Metabo 4-1/2" Angle Grinder. Solid and powerful. Lots of use over the previous 5 months. Looking forward to the "700" for projects in da works!
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    Re: Metabo Die Grinders

    I have an old rockwell and some other name electric die grinders and also like mentioned I like to use my air ones because of the things getting away in holes. However they do work great with the big bits and really hogging off material!

    If you get used to handling them they are the way to go for day in and day out porting of engine parts.


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