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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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Bosch 1380 Slim
Bought yesterday, eager to do some wire brush buffing with it. Has terrible hand vibration. My hands were numb from the vibration within 2 minutes. Couldn't believe how bad it was. I...Read complete review
Bought yesterday, eager to do some wire brush buffing with it. Has terrible hand vibration. My hands were numb from the vibration within 2 minutes. Couldn't believe how bad it was. I am not highly sensitive to hand vibration. I use power mowers and power tools daily without any hand vibration issues. This Bosch 1380 Slim is extremely bad for hand vibration. I fortunately didn't toss the packaging so I should be able to return it.
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from Toronto, ON, Canada
Comments about Bosch Tools 4-1/2" Small Angle Grinder:
I use this tool almost every day. I have used many different brands and models (Dewalt (2models), Hitachi, other Bosh models and Metabo. For cutting and grinding. When control and precision are necessary this is the tool. The slim body and side mounted on/off switch give me the best one (right) handed control. This is not the highest end Bosh grinder available, however having used other models this is still my favourite. The only thing missing is a case.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Powerful, compact and great deal
from South florida
I picked up the 2 pack and have been really impressed with them i enjoy the smaller barrel
Good power and comfort
from Jonesboro, Ar.
We have had this grinder over a month now. It has enough power for cutting sheet metal and grinding welds on angle iron. I really like the smaller body for holding onto. Not happy with the guarding though. We need the guard to be more adjustable and more easily removed. Also the spindle lock has been bumped a couple of times while grinding in some tight areas. My concern that it might damage it prematurely.
Bosch quality tool
from Colorado, United States
I own two hitachi's, a dewalt, porter cable, and makita grinders. This Bosch is tied for first place with the makita. The rest I wouldn't bother with.
Great grinder and great value
from Ottawa, ON, Canada
When I finally wore out my Craftsman grinder I replaced it with the contractor pack of 2 1380 Slim grinders. So far I am very impressed. Definitely a step up in power, have cut a fair bit of angle iron with it and used for grinding and with a wire wheel. I'm getting used to the raised disc retainer - found it was a little to high on occasion. The speed and power is great with this compact little grinder, attachments easy to change, but I don't need to do that so often with the 2-pack of grinders...
Light weight yet powerful
Made my entire back yard path with no problem when I needed to cut pavers
Portable and light power tool.
from Pensacola, FL, United States
I bought the tool about a month ago and used it to cut some concrete blocks. I had to use the tool without the safety guard, to allow me to cut deeper into the large concrete block. The grinder had consistent power and was easy to use.
I like the slim design, easy to hold on to.
from Tillamook, Oregon, United States
Bosch makes excellent tools. The 1380 slim is no exception to this. This is the 4th slim 1380 I have purchased. I did notice however on my first two a slight sign of grease leeching from around the gasket on the drive end but I have found this to be common among angle grinders and not a defect as I first thought. At present I own about 12 Bosch tools and have always been pleased with their performance.
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from Nova Scotia, Canada
used my grinder the other day to cut some steel brackets works great good RPM for cutting wheel , I have a couple of other 4 1/2 " grinders but I like using this the best, I like the slim body allows for a good grip
Great Grinder but no Spanner Wrench!!
from Athens, GA, United States
I bought this grinder to replace an old worn out grinder to work inside dryer cans on paper machines. Got it at a big blue box store and when I got it to the jobsite surprise, NO SPANNER WRENCH!! Had to improvise to get a disc attached by using a pair of needle nose pliers. After that the grinder performed flawlessly and still does. Have had the tool for about four months and works great. Really like the smaller size as I am working in some tight spaces at times. All in all great grinder but Bosch, please make sure the spanner wrenches are in the box!
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