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Craftsman 26438 13 amp 8,000 RPM Corded 7" Angle Grinder

Item# 00926438000P | Model# 26438 | Added on July 26, 2010 | Seller: Sears.com
Craftsman 26438 13 amp 8,000 RPM Corded 7" Angle Grinder
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High power 13 amp 8,000 rpm motor with overload protection provides higher operating speeds under load. Low profile gearcase allows for work in tight areas. 2 position side handle provides improved ergonomics for specific applications. 8,000 rpm provides optimal material removal with 7 in. grinding wheels.

2 wire double insulated 'S' jacket rubber cord provides increased durability and life in hot and cold climates. Lightweight increases productivity in extended use applications.

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By toolmanNate
May 1st, 2007
7in. angle grinder

I would recommend this grinder to anyone who is looking for a tough yet inexpensive tool. I have used this tool for both masonry and metal grinding. The motor is very powerful and durable. I have yet to find a job to tough for it. The only thing that would make this grinder perfect would be a carrying case.

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pcook96

Great but 1 MAJOR flaw

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So, I bought this and the Craftsman Professional 4.5" angle grinder together. This thing is a work horse... plenty of torque, easy to use, everything I expect from the Craftsman brand with 1 MAJOR problem. The arbor (the part that you attach cutting/ grinding wheels to) is 7/8". The industry standard seems to be 5/8". I say that because it's VERY difficult to find products for 7/8" arbor that aren't intended for a bench grinder (which means they typically aren't suitable to a hand held grinder). Sears and Craftsman, you NEED to FIX this. If not for this problem, it would be a 5 star rating all day long. I wish I could return this and buy another brand, but I didn't realize the problem until after I had it for over 30 days (didn't use it for the 1st month that I had it).

October 1st via sears.com
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Brianwindgenerator
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Compact, powerful, right angle grinder!

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I bought this to replace my 1980's Craftsman that died. This one is lighter, more compact, accepts my accessories with 5/8-11 thread

September 3rd via mobile
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ribbs
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great ginder

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this thing is great way better than my 4 1/2" grinder more powerful and not to heavy easy to change wheels. just a all around great grinder

March 31st via sears.com
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valentin11
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I'm very happy with this product is very goodthat is very powerful I re

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March 14th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Jeffery Joyner
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JackWetenkamp

7-GRINDER-AVERAGE 6HR DAYS,2DAYS AWEEK 3YEARS STILL RUNNING !!

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May 20th via sears.com
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52Fastback

Good Value

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I've had this sander/grinder for about a year, and I have been very pleased with it. I bought it primarily to use with my shrinking disc as my old grinder didn't have the RPM to make the shrinking disc efficient.

I haven't used the included grinding disc, but I have used sanding discs as well as the shrinking disc mentioned, and I have been pleasantly surprised at how well this tool performs.

It is well-balanced, and has loads of torque so it doesn't bog down when you "lean into it". I really like the long heavy-gauge power cord. Overall fit & finish of the tool is at least on-par with any of the "premium" brands that often have a lot of brand-loyalty associated with them. Bearings seem very smooth, unlike cheaper tools I've used. This grinder seems to be very well-made.

If I had one complaint, it's that the handle that attached close to the spindle is a little closer down to the wheel than I'd prefer. Some sanding discs (and the shrinking disc mentioned above) require you to run the tool without the guard. So when I'm wearing heavy gloves, I have to be very careful of where my hand is. It's not bad, but it would be nice if the handle threaded into the case about 1/4 or 3/8 inch higher.

February 16th via sears.com
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52Fastback

Good Value

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I've had this sander/grinder for about a year, and I have been very pleased with it. I bought it primarily to use with my shrinking disc as my old grinder didn't have the RPM to make the shrinking disc efficient.

I haven't used the included grinding disc, but I have used sanding discs as well as the shrinking disc mentioned, and I have been pleasantly surprised at how well this tool performs.

It is well-balanced, and has loads of torque so it doesn't bog down when you "lean into it". I really like the long heavy-gauge power cord. Overall fit & finish of the tool is at least on-par with any of the "premium" brands that often have a lot of brand-loyalty associated with them. Bearings seem very smooth, unlike cheaper tools I've used. This grinder seems to be very well-made.

If I had one complaint, it's that the handle that attached close to the spindle is a little closer down to the wheel than I'd prefer. Some sanding discs (and the shrinking disc mentioned above) require you to run the tool without the guard. So when I'm wearing heavy gloves, I have to be very careful of where my hand is. It's not bad, but it would be nice if the handle threaded into the case about 1/4 or 3/8 inch higher.

February 16th via craftsman.com
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