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roadking77

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Battery Die Grinder
« on: November 03, 2020, 12:21:49 PM »
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I picked up this battery die grinder for my under carriage work. I have some other Milwaukee tools that use this battery type so all I needed was the tool itself. Still pretty expensive, I think it was around $150. but it works really good. It goes through batteries pretty quick running full bore, I have a spare but they dont charge quick enough to keep it moving. All in all I am happy with their stuff and this is a good tool. Not a complete substitute for the air version, but for small stuff I can see it will be perfect.
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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2020, 01:06:39 PM »
My dad has a slew of cordless Milwaukee tools and with a few exceptions, they are good tools and get used daily in his garage
Charlie

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roadking77

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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2020, 03:40:40 PM »
I have quite a few as well. Only a couple with the small battery though. We use battery screw guns everyday and they get quite a work out. I prefer my Makita screw gun over the milwaukee, but that doesnt mean there is anything wrong with the red stuff. I have a couple of high torque impact guns as well. They have an incredible amount of power.
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77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'39-BSA Gold Star
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'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2020, 09:46:06 AM »
Lately, I've been impressed with Ryobi and one thing that drew me in that direction is 1 battery fits all cordless tools. I had a carpenters multi tool cordless tool set from the 90's that I inherited from my grandparents but haven't been able to use until I recently purchased new batteries. I also picked up a couple of new Ryobi tools that share the same battery slot so my old tools and I can utilize the newer Lithium Ion batteries in those older tools. It's been super handy with all the wood working stuff I've been into lately.
Charlie

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IndyRob

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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2020, 06:49:19 PM »
Check your local store sale paper, there is a 3 pack of larger 12 volt batteries for Milwaukee, 2.0 & 3.0 & 4.0 amp hour for around $120 I think.  Seems like a good deal, especially if you have the other tools.

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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2020, 03:07:17 PM »
I got tired of only having a Dremel and ordered one this summer.  It is slightly different:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M12-FUEL-12-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Brushless-Cordless-1-4-in-Straight-Die-Grinder-Tool-Only-2486-20/311646209

I have an attachment like you have pictured and it is good with the Roloc fibre discs for removing rust.  I also have the impact wrench which I love and it takes the same M12 batteries:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M12-12-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-1-4-in-Right-Angle-Hex-Impact-Driver-Tool-Only-2467-20/206099123
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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2020, 03:12:39 PM »
some of their stuff can be soo expensive bur they seem to have some good stuff

their cordless stapler leaves a bit to be desired but most things are good.
Charlie

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roadking77

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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2020, 03:54:56 PM »
Bob, I have an electric straight line die grinder, I dont use it that much but this battery job has me interested.
I have found the run time of the smaller batteries to be pretty short. BUT, I am running the tool full bore until the battery dies, which is about 10 minutes or so. They do not charge with one charger fast enough to keep moving, so its grind, change a battery put the dead on charge, grind for a few more minutes then, find something else to do for awhile. Today I picked up a pair of the larger batteries at HD. Getting them charged will see how they fair compared to the smaller jobs.
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85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'39-BSA Gold Star
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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2020, 11:09:54 AM »
I really haven't done a large project where the 2 1.5 Ah batteries are not enough.  I see they have also have the batteries in 2, 3, 4 and 6 Ah sizes.  Maybe a couple of the larger batteries and the 4 port charger would be a nice to have.

Extended Capacity Batteries

Sequential Battery Charger

I have 8 batteries for my Ryobi tools and a 6 port sequential charger.  I almost always use the smaller batteries for most things because they are lighter.  If a battery dies, I just grab another one off the charger.
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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2020, 04:59:16 PM »
I'm a Makita guy but I also have some Milwaukee stuff too. I recently bought these for my red tools and have been happy and a little impressed so far.

https://www.amazon.com/Aoyan-Lithium-ion-Replacement-Compatible-48-11-2440/dp/B01LZEYBYO/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=2Pack+Aoyan+M12+12V+6.0Ah&qid=1606518050&sr=8-1
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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2020, 09:59:35 AM »
Good price on those too!!
Charlie

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roadking77

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Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2020, 05:03:35 PM »
Ford, I am with you. My go to during my work day is my Makita screw gun. Theres hardly a day that goes by that its not used and abused. In fact I go through at least 2 a year. I have plenty of batteries so now I just by the tool. I have more Milwaukee stuff than Makita but it mostly stays in the shop.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

Re: Battery Die Grinder
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2020, 05:03:35 PM »
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