Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 40
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LeadingZero Smoked and burned out
Within the first few minutes of light duty grinding, my RIDGID angle grinder began smoking. I turned it off to allow it to cool. There was an acrid odor and it was still smoking profusely. So I unplugged it. About an hour later, I tried it again. It began smoking even worse than before. I allowed it to cool and packaged it back in the box. Very disappointing.
September 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by User Powerful and compact. Very useful.
I like the lighter weight and smaller size of this model then some comparable 7" grinders that are just too big and heavy. It has ample power and I like the narrower grip. I love the rotating handle. It allows you to spin the handle and mount the side grip on the top and you can use this vertically like a cut off saw. My only complaint is the handle rotation is somewhat sticky and and the button is cumbersome. But it gets easier once you're used to it. As it's a recent purchase I can't comment on longevity but I expect it will last longer than the 4.5" grinders we use frequently.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bj Grind away
Grinder works great and swivel handle helps make it easy to hold...
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tabor Excellent Grinder
I bought the tool a few months ago and only used it for small jobs. Since then I've replaced sections of four and six inch cast iron sewer line. The twist handle made the job so much simpler. I highly recommend this grinder performs well and very dependable.
March 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HenryL RIGID Grinder
Purchased this grinder because of the speed (8000 RPM). Needed the speed for the diamond grinding cup that I bought. It gets the job done!
December 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stuntman Descent
Works as expected, it's right in line with its price. Middle of the line for contracting grade.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sandy Very good purchase for my needs.
This grinder works great at my shop, for the guys. The wheels are easy to change, and has held up great with amount of use we put on it, motors, pipes (metal), and etc.
November 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ironman didnt last 3 hours
I am taking this in for warranty the next couple of days. I bet I didn't get three hours on this thing before the motor smoked! The switches they are using on this ridged stuff are complete garbage! I bet that's all that was wrong with it at first but probably shorted out and that's what took out the motor. With in the first few minutes of using it the rocker switch would not turn it on and I had to shake it around to get it to fire up. I have a ridged shop vac that didn't last very long either from the same switch trouble. The product weight and power seem great. I like everything about this stuff, I guess I will see how the warranty goes and post more than.
December 20, 2014