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It would be probably be something I'd seldom use, and a cheap one can be picked up for less than 300 baht from Lazada as opposed to 800 or so for a Ryobi or Makita.

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I use my makita quite a bit the cheapest I could find at time doing household refurbishing & maintenance,  just re-sharpening drill bits has made it pay for itself. 👍

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4 minutes ago, bankruatsteve said:

Is there an expensive angle grinder?  😎

 

Two of my three were free with something else 🙂 

 

I did try to swap the second freebie for something else more useful, no dice 😞 

 

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47 minutes ago, bankruatsteve said:

Is there an expensive angle grinder?  😎

Define expensive,

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39 minutes ago, Swimfan said:

800 baht is expensive ?

It is if it gets used one or twice a year, and when one for 300 baht will do the same job.

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I bought a cheap 300B angle grinder and it did the job, lasted 18 months with fair use, the one I bought to replace it was mid range 600B and feels a lot better.

I didn't like the on/off switch on the bottom of the cheap one, so searched on lazada for one with the normal positioned side switch.

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2 hours ago, Adiudon said:

I bought a cheap 300B angle grinder and it did the job, lasted 18 months with fair use, the one I bought to replace it was mid range 600B and feels a lot better.

I didn't like the on/off switch on the bottom of the cheap one, so searched on lazada for one with the normal positioned side switch.

I bought this one on Lazada for 250 baht, has the on/off switch near the front.

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2 hours ago, Adiudon said:

I bought a cheap 300B angle grinder and it did the job, lasted 18 months with fair use, the one I bought to replace it was mid range 600B and feels a lot better.

I didn't like the on/off switch on the bottom of the cheap one, so searched on lazada for one with the normal positioned side switch.

About 250bht, plus another 100bht for 25 cutting disks ...... those disks don't last long.

Another 100bht for the leather gloves, extra careful with your toes when cutting while wearing flip flops and standing on the box to hold it steady..

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24 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

About 250bht, plus another 100bht for 25 cutting disks ...... those disks don't last long.

Another 100bht for the leather gloves, extra careful with your toes when cutting while wearing flip flops and standing on the box to hold it steady..

Don't forget protective eyewear.

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There are always jobs around the house that can use an angle grinder.

 

I have four, each one with a different head on it.

 

Gate would not close yesterday because of the rain and some sinking movement on the pillars, one grinder to shave off the steel and a different one to cut back some concrete on the supporting pillars, try to do it by hand err nope....

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I say, go for the 800b one. The 300b one probably will do the job, but my experience is that all those cheap tools will have some parts that are made from plastic and will break easily. I would not buy the cheapest of the cheapest personally when it comes to spinning tools.

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