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Light weight and small barrel diameter make it comforable to work with all day
I purchased the 1380Slim grinder mainly because of the very small diameter of the barrel, which allows me to work confidently using only one hand. I've used other grinders one-handed before, but always...Read complete review
I purchased the 1380Slim grinder mainly because of the very small diameter of the barrel, which allows me to work confidently using only one hand. I've used other grinders one-handed before, but always with a death grip, fearing I'd drop the thing and watch the blade explode into a million pieces.
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Can't use with Type 1A cutting wheels
Bosch does not make the Type 1A wheel guard (even though it's shown in the manual). The Type 1A wheel guard covers both sides of the cutting wheel. Without this...Read complete review
Bosch does not make the Type 1A wheel guard (even though it's shown in the manual). The Type 1A wheel guard covers both sides of the cutting wheel. Without this guard, this tool is not good for using Type 1A cutting wheels.
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Easy on and off,change disc easily
from Hastings, Minn, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools 4-1/2" Small Angle Grinder:
Works fine, with a name like Bosch expect many years of use.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great Woodcarving Tool
I bought this grinder for use as a woodcarving grinder. It's slim design and no vibration make it a pleasure to use. I have a Lancelott chainsaw disk that the tool preforms flawlessly with and is excellent in use for removing excess stock from my carvings. Then change to a sanding disk to touch-up my carvings. I highly recommend this tool for anyone desiring a high quality small grinder work-horse.
Great Grinder but one shortcoming!
from Athens, GA
Have had this tool for about three months. Without a doubt it is a great tool and has performed without fault. I have used this grinder on both home projects as well as work projects. I bought this particular grinder due to its size in order to use it in tight spaces and overhead work in paper mills. It is far easier to use than other grinders I have used in the past and is lighter and more comfortable. I use it in paper mills to grind down machine frames and stainless bracketry and without a doubt it has performed flawlessly. Additionally, I have used it at home as a cutoff and grinder on masonry pavers on a landscaping project. I was a bit hesitant to use it on masonry but so far it has performed without flaw and has lived up to Bosch standards for quality and durability. The only complaint I have is that the guard does not have a quick release method for adjusting or removing the guard. Considering most all other tool companies employ a quick release system on their guards I just cannot understand why Bosch would have not put one on this grinder. This is a time consuming hassle when working in mills and is a pain. However, overall this is the most comfortable grinder to use and high quality.
from Oshkosh WI
Grinder is easy to handle compared to use compared to others I have used.
from Rapid City, SD, United States
Got this grinder a couple years ago now and haven't had any problems with it through light use.
1380slm excellent tool
from Lakewood, CA, United States
I got a tool last month through CPO tool's last month and it's a quality tool; I used it on a small planter box repair, which was 4'x3'x3" thick concrete and 25 bricks -- worked liked a champ
bought it for grinding concret and really like it
from Oakdale, MN, United States
bought this 2 months ago and did the job good I was pleased
Comfortable to use.
This grinder is truly comfortable to use for long periods of time. Lots of power and never gave me any problems.
from Vancouver Island, BC
I do a fair amount of fine work grinding finicky porcelain tiles to fit in particular spaces using a diamond wheel. The slim design is exceptional for allowing the grinder to position the wheel "just so" for precise grinding yet it has been fully sufficient to perform general duty grinding around the farm. Not every job requires "grinding the heck" out of a piece - this unit lets you grind with excellent control.
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