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  1. Cbuk2k2
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    Cbuk2k2 Active EF Member

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    I've been looking at wall chasers, I really can't work out why they are so expensive. They seem to be a £70 angle grinder with a dust extraction shroud. Am I missing something?
     
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  3. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    Consider the time saved and your extra comptetiveness then they are worth their cost.
     
  4. Simlec
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    It's because they don't sell many in comparison to normal grinders, it's a bit more specialized.
     
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  5. LankyWill
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    Stick to the grinder! get Dierdrie to whack the hoover around when your finished.
     
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  6. Cbuk2k2
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    I mainly do industrial control work but thought one would be handy for re-wiring a house we have bought but was quite surprised at the cost. I do love a gadget but not sure I'd fork out £500 for something that's a bit of a 1 trick pony. I've learned the hard way that buying cheap tools always seems to end up in frustration and costs more in the long run.
     
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  7. LankyWill
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    if its just one job use a chisel in an sds, or maybe rent one for the weekend?
     
  8. Cbuk2k2
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    Has anyone used the Sparky branded ones? They seem a fair bit cheaper. It's for a full house, rental seems prohibitive too. Like all tools you normally wonder how you managed without once youve got one.
     
  9. Murdoch
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    You get what you pay for...................... electric tools to help you work less and faster ............. or manual tools and drive yourself into an early grave?
     
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  10. Cbuk2k2
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    Fair point Murdoch, I'm just a little surprised something which is 90% the same as a £70 grinder costs 6 times as much. Lack of competition I guess.
     
  11. Gavin John Hyde
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    i have the titan one from screwfix. only bought it for a job not expecting it to last and in all honesty its just as good if not the equal of the premium tool brands. if it lasts then great but its made its money back and im quite happy with it
     
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  13. sam400
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    sam400 Regular EF Member

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    I've got a Bosch 4.5" grinder with the extract guard pretty much dust free chasing for about £70. Also the single blade gives you much better control.
    I fit 5" erbauer disc in it to give 30mm cutting depth.
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  14. Cbuk2k2
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    That's a good suggestion Sam, thanks.
     
  15. Darren@cseme
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    I have a makita one, used twice so if interested to buy it at a good price message me
     
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