The Husky 1/4 in. Angle Die Grinder features a 5:4 gear reduction to provide increased stall torque and provides a grinding speed up to 20,000 RPM. Critical components have been heat-treated with a proprietary process for performance while the grinder also features a sealed ball bearing design. A soft-touch coating offers greater user comfort for extended use. The grinder has an air consumption rate of 4 CFM at 90 psi.
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67%of customersrecommend this product10 of 15reviews
Rating Breakdown16 reviews
67%of customersrecommend this product10 of 15reviews
Once upon a time, many years ago, I did automotive repair for a living. I have a complete set of name brand pneumatic tools such as impact wrenches, die grinders, drills, ratchet and chisel. They're all very old but still function...kind of. Every morning I check Home Depot's site for their "Special Buy of the Day" and these Husky air tools were on special so I bought one of everything. I'm not disappointed, they work great. I didn't realize what sad shape my old tools were in until I began using these Huskys. They're far more powerful, use much less air than my old ones and have a two year warranty. I am very satisfied with this purchase.
I have about 20 hours on this die grinder and I must say that I'm very happy with it. It has done all that I ask of it and never gives me any problems. I had to return the first one I bought because after I opened the box it looked like some one drove over it with a truck. So I went back to home depot and got another one. This time the product in the box was in great shape. I installed the air chuck, oiled the tool and I put it to use. I use the tool for removing build up on mower blades and other rusty surfaces. I only use sanding wheels and wire wheels on this grinder so I can't tell you how it would work with a grinding stone. The trigger has good speed range and the tool over all is easy to control and handle. It has some weight to it which is a good thing. I bought this tool because I also have the Husky 1/2 inch impact gun (350 foot pounds) and the 3/8 impact gun. both of those guns have been in almost constant use for about 3 months now and all I do is clean and oil them at the end of the day. I think that all of the problems that people are having with this product is that they don't oil them everyday like there are supposed to. If you don't oil any air tool it will wear out or break in no time. The seals will also dry out which will make the tool leak over time. If I had to buy this tool over again I would the same goes for my 1/2 inch and 3/8 impact guns.
I've only put about 12 hours on this tool, but it saved me a lot of money to be able to do the project I needed to get done.
In case you're as ignorant of air tools as I was a few weeks ago, this thing is an air hog. I bought the Husky 20 gal compressor rated to deliver 4.3 cfm @ 90 psi and it can't keep up with this tool. I get about 1 minute of use at full RPM, followed by about 3 minutes of tank recovery on the compressor.
If you want to be able to use this continuously without having to twiddle your thumbs for 3 out of every 4 minutes while the tank refills, you'll need a 60-80 gallon tank compressor to feed this tool.
I don't have a lot of money to throw at a compressor or air tools right now so my $179 compressor and this $50 tool did what I needed to get done. It took me longer than it would have with a workhorse of a compressor, but I stayed in my budget for the project.
All in all, I'm extremely pleased with this grinder, especially for the money. At $50, this is one of those tools that pays for itself in about an hour of use if it saves you from having to pay someone to knock out the project for you.
Light weight, inexpensive, and good enough for minor jobs around the garage. Cant beat the price but you get what you pay for. Good for a back up or for a spare to use at the vacation cottage for quick clean up jobs on outboard motors or when removing thermostat from boat every year. Pleasantly pleased.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
This was a good purchase. The tool was ready to go when I got it home and accepted the disk I already had. It has been working great. The tool this replaced was 10 years old and failure was my fault. I would suggest this tool to anyone looking for good quality.
Pros: Easy to Use, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Durable, Powerful, Long-Lasting
Watch out for poor assembly! I am a Maintenance Tech and bought this grinder for something to have at work for cleaning sealing surfaces. I wanted something that wasnt to pricey so i could leave it at work and not be so upset if it went up missing. Ordered it online seeing my local HD had one model die grinder in store and it was not on sale. Got it in the mail a few days ago, took it straight to work put a fitting on it and went to use it and it sounded as if all the gears were worn down and you could grab the mandril with your hand and stop it well running. Ended up having to take it apart and found there was no grease on the gears and that the spanner nut was cross threaded causing the output gear to barely touch the gear coming out of the air motor. Fixed all the issues and re-assembled, was working great. After giving it a day to think about i decided i wanted to return it and exchange it for another one. I feared if who ever assembled it didnt bother to grease the gears and had cross threaded the spanner nut what kinda short cuts had been take with the air motor. I was told by my local HD i had voided the warranty seeing i had taken it apart to fix it myself instead of just returning it. You could tell from the vice marks on it from trying to get the spanner nut off. My career is doing exactly thing....fixing pneumatic powered items...motors, valves and cylinders!!!!! Spend the extra money and get the Ingersoll Rand.