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I have been looking at the angle grinder disc's. Glad to know of some one that is happy with a product. Would you like have the course disc too? Or do you think the Medium is enough?
 

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I especially like the see through feature so you can see what you are doing. The medium is very quick to remove wood. I think the fine tooth one will be my next purchase. I also like the chain saw disc too but it is a beast. great for really quick removal though. But all in all I think this medium disc is my favorite, I wish I had bought one ages ago.
 

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I've thought about purchasing a grinder for years, but never have. What brand/model of grinder do you recommend for stick-making?
 

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I use a Skil angle grinder that I had for other types of work. I would like a variable speed one but they are too expensive. I have also looked at the 2 inch grinders but they have poor ratings for durability Any cheap 41/2 inch grinder with one of these discs should be fine. they are that good. My grinder actually has way more power than I need for shaping wood..
 

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I have a cheap grinder I got at harbor fright . Under $30. 6 amp 10,000rpms. It has worked well for a number of years . Have not use it for carving. But I ordered the above disc and look forward to putting it to work.
 

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Got the fine cut disc and it is every bit as good as the medium. It's cut also is very aggressive but does leave a smoother cut. I've had no problem with the teeth clogging but I've only used them on dry wood. I can see how they might if used on green wood.
 

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Have looked at these type of disks but don't do any carving large enough to warrant this type of tool - one slip and my topper would be dust .
 

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oftern considered getting one but think some of my work would require a more delicate tool to work with , would be good for larger pieces
 

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Well my cheap grinder died on me. Just got a skil grinder on sale. how I can put the new disc to the test.
 

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Is something like this grinder disc the right way to quickly reduce the diamater of a thick branch so it is suitable for shaping/carving with hand tools?
 

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Is something like this grinder disc the right way to quickly reduce the diamater of a thick branch so it is suitable for shaping/carving with hand tools?
Yes they work well. but they are very aggressive and it is easy to take to much. you may enjoy seein soof Mike Stinnetts youtubes.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StinnettStickStudio/videos?view=0&sort=dd&view_as=public&shelf_id=0
Wow his videos are amazing! I might try the Harbor Freight carbide cup wheel and practice before I invest in a disc like this.
 

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Check out 'kutzall' .
Amazed by the quality of tools they produce . Have the extreme shaping dish in very aggressive and medium , both never cease to amaze. A little pricey but in a league of therr own compared to other discs . Other brand I've heard is good is sabur tooth
 

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Check out 'kutzall' .
Amazed by the quality of tools they produce . Have the extreme shaping dish in very aggressive and medium , both never cease to amaze. A little pricey but in a league of therr own compared to other discs . Other brand I've heard is good is sabur tooth
 
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