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48 reviews | 4.4 out of 5
bought to do odd jobs around the house. met all my needs, powerful 6A motor. did the jobs with ease. the tool does all the work. came with grinding disc, and all the accessories needed to get the job done. fine tool for BIG jobs for a small price.
i got this to replace the b&d i got first this grinder is way better then the bd it got more ferrter and is more powerful skil is one of top tool brand craftsman and skil r my top tools brands im a handyman so i need good tools i put my word on craftsman and skil
I like how the wrench fits into the handle, no more losing the wrench, excellent idea.
This is an awesome, powerful grinder at a good price. That's all I can say really. A grinder is a tool that is going to be beat up, abused and disposed of. There is no reason to spend $200 on a Dewalt when you can buy 5 of these for the same cost and get a new one each time. Heck, this may even last as long as a Dewalt. Remember, Skil is a Bosch product, whom I have huge respect for.
Bought this to cut the hub off of a cast iron soil stack. It worked very satisfactorly. Plenty of power to get the job done and the price was resonable.
As a do-it-yourselfer this tool will come in handy. I have had for only a couple of days but have already used more than once. It cuts with ease and is not too heavy. Would recommend to everyone.
This Skil Grinder is a little more powerful than any of my previous grinders. It has a 6amp motor and the best price I could find anywhere. Tired of the cheapo models, this ones a step above. Did you know Bosch makes Skil power tools? :-)
Key to change disks is in handle, very nice. feels good and secure in my hands. trigger to start is a little awkward but getting use too. good grinder for what I paid for it.
Until the switch failed today, I was very happy with the value and power of this grinder. As another reviewer noted, the switch is a little hard to use, but as long as it worked, this has been a good addition to my larger and heavier angle grinder that I have used (and abused) for 30 years (Craftsman). I don't really have many hours of usage on this tool, but today it started losing power, required a "bump" to get it to start and then, the switch finally didn't work at all. It's out of warranty, so I thought I had nothing to lose by trying to get to the switch to see if I could repair it. Unlike my Craftsman grinder, this tool is not made for any kind of repair by the owner. The brushes are like new (from very little total usage) but are not assessible from the outside, making future replacement (as suggested in the owner's manual) very difficult. Basically the entire motor assembly slides, fully assembled, down the barrel. Getting that assembly out of the barrel is not obvious and requires a lot of force and the proper tools. I'm probably going to scrap this tool and find something better, even if it costs a significant amount more.
Fairly light weight, runs exceptionally well, easy to use, and easy to change disc's. Easy to grip while applying pressure.
DURABLE, DURABLE, DURABLE & NEVER DIES!!!
Easy to use and does a great job
I went to my store and located two - both boxes open, 1 returned, and 1 new but both missing the spanner wrench. I hoped the one I had at home would fit; It didn't, but the lock washer from my other unit did work, thus I had a spanner wrench to use. I will follow up with the store Manager and get the part ordered that I need. Right at this moment I will be an average review. That can change depending on the quality and resources i experience from customer service. The tool itself is right for the specs of the application and will be evaluated over time.
Nice powerful grinder. BUT!!! cheap bolt in handle breaks after 15 to 20 hours of use. Dangerous to use without handle on certain jobs. Frustrated! Useless tool without handle.
Great camera for a beginner
I run a small fab shop and have used just about every brand of angle grinder out there. I beat this Skill angle grinder as hard as I can week after week and it still keeps going strong. Plenty of power for abrasive cut off wheels, sanding discs or wire wheel. Knocked off my work bench a dozen times or more. The cord for it is junk though, I repair my cord on a monthly basis. It will crack and short out every month, never fails! But like I said, I use this thing in a pretty abusive environment and it does great! I would recommend replacing the cord with a good industrial cord and you'll be set. I am extremely pleased with this tools performance and plan to buy 2 or 3 more of them.
does what I wanted it do
Works great was just what I needed at a reasonable cost .