Cordless angle Grinder

Mark Hatton

Staff Member
Media
Location
Yorkshire
Anything from the known brands, Makita, dewalt, Hitatchi, Milwaukee will be worth having, especially as the batteries are so interchangeable, if your already running any cordless kit buy the same brand, the batteries might not fit now, but the next battery drill you need to buy might! The little grinders must be pretty good as the scumbags seem to be a able to gain entry into pretty much anything with them!
 

Munkul

Member
Make sure you buy brushless, well worth it in terms of power and battery life!

Makita 125mm brushless variable speed with 5ah 18v battery = absolutely perfect
 

mo!

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
York
Makita brushless 115 here. Very handy but a toy compared to one with a cord. 230mm, 9" looks clumsy with 2 batteries.
 

ACEngineering

Member
Location
Oxon
the latest 5" milwaukee offerings, but there is a slightly smaller lower powered 115/125mm version too. The high performace one requires the new 5.5ammp or 8amp or a 12amp battery to get the most out of it, these batteries have slightly better cells in them than the standard 4, 5 and 9amp batteries. (standard batteries will still fit and work but you wont get the best out of the tool)

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Pinnfield

Member
Livestock Farmer
I’ve got the 230mm twin 18v Makita and would buy another tomorrow it’s bloody brilliant mitre cutting fibre cement on a roof, no leads to trip over or keep moving also have the 125mm, you need spare batteries with what ever brand you buy as their is nothing more frustrating than waiting for bats to charge, I’ve got no pref over brands but my mate is using more batteries than me on Milwaukee like for like,
 

Munkul

Member
What model of Makita
DGA 517
I have the 467 (115mm guard) but there's no real difference.

Variable speed is a game changer, I use a lot of flap discs and often for deburring stuff etc it makes sense to run on low speed. Poly fibre discs for paint and rust stripping work great at low speed too, they fly apart at normal speeds. It's got plenty torque so you don't feel short-changed.

I bought a chinese copy for £40 but it's crap, I wouldn't buy another, I'd just go straight for a genuine dga517.
 

TheTallGuy

Member
Location
Cambridgeshire
Doesn’t everyone
Metric for small, imperial for large... with a crossover in the middle. I drill 10mm holes & drive 10 miles. I use 5ml of vanilla essence, but drink pints. Obviously the imperial standards of 4x2 and 8x4 remain. In the middle it just depends on what I am doing as to whether I use metric or imperial.
 

UlsterFarmer135

Member
Livestock Farmer
DGA 517
I have the 467 (115mm guard) but there's no real difference.

Variable speed is a game changer, I use a lot of flap discs and often for deburring stuff etc it makes sense to run on low speed. Poly fibre discs for paint and rust stripping work great at low speed too, they fly apart at normal speeds. It's got plenty torque so you don't feel short-changed.

I bought a chinese copy for £40 but it's crap, I wouldn't buy another, I'd just go straight for a genuine dga517.
Is the 519 just a higher spec can get it for £12 more is it worth it?
Its got X lock mechanism for changing wheels
 

Wilksy

Member
Location
East Riding
I bought a makita hold-all with, grinder, impact driver, drill, circular saw, reciprocal saw, three batteries and a charger 16yrs ago and apart from the batteries it’s all going strong and I’m a kitchen fitter so used nearly everyday, it’s that old i can’t use any battery over 3ah but I find they’re enough, I’ve added a sds drill and jigsaw since, all the said I’mvery impressed with dewalts offerings
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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