Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lightningfrog27 Great value, great tools
Both of the angle grinders work perfectly. It's handy having 2, because one can be set up with a grinding wheel, and the other with a cut-off wheel, so you spend less time setting up while working...just switch over to the other angle grinder. Comes with two grinding wheels. Would be nice if they gave you two different accessories instead of two of the same.
The LSA was fast and easy to register for online...just took a few days after submitting all the data on the website for the confirmation to come back.
The switch is momentary with a rocker catch - pretty easy to push into the on position where it stays on. Very easy to flip off when you're done, yet out of the way so you dont accidentally switch it off.
The housing is fairly large (about as big as a pickle jar), but that doesnt bother me - the handle is where you get most of the control from (for reference, i'm 5'11", medium build)
The guard easily adjusts between each of several pre-set locations, no tool required (separation is about 30 degrees between each guard position).
I really like these grinders, and the price was right. Would be nice to have a blow-molded case, but you cant really expect that when the price is this low.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mackdieselman Excellent Grinder Works Great
I have used this on a trailer project one with a grinder disk the other with a wire wheel. Works great does not get hot after continuous use like my old one. If you need a grinder find this package and get them.
Only issue was with registering for lifetime warranty. Went to the Rigid site and entered info and after a 10 days got an email telling me to send in hard copy as they could not verify purchase even though all info was provided so save the box in-case the same happens to you as they want the original sku and bar-code off the box... Luckily I still had the box and was able to send it in.
May 19, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Dale Leaves room for improvement
3 is the average of it's rating. 5 stars for power and getting the job done, 1 star for it's girth, which is too much for the hands on my 5'11" frame for any length of time. The angled forward side handle is another 1 rating. The forward angle is uncomfortable for me, plus it puts my hand in my line of sight to the work. 90° is much better, and if I'd known these angled forward, I never would have bought them.
September 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Killabee Not for long term user
I bought these on clearance (2 boxes 4 grinders) for less then listed price and was excited to get them home. The box was heavy but I figured it was because of everything included inside.
Once I removed one grinder I was shocked at how heavy it was but gave it a shot anyways. The on switch is in a uncomfortable place and hard to operate with gloves. After an hour of use my wrist was killing me.
I'm a heavy equipment mechanic so using large equipment is normal for me but these are just to heavy. I bought these for home use to restore muscle cars but ended up returning them. The cheap price wasn't worth the carpal tunnel I would probably get later on.
These are more suited for someone using them occasionally. I gave them 3 stars because they seem to be built well and have a lifetime service agreement.
August 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dbtrey not as advertised
See details last line Home depot and Ridgid both have been contacted for weeks now
that these grinders are not variable speed as advertised. Why isn't web services fixing this
Model # R1007
Internet # 204452198
Store SKU # 1001224430
4-1/2 in. 8-Amp Angle Grinder (2-Pack)
Amperage (amps) 8 Power Tool Product Type Corded
Arbor Size 5/8 Product Weight (lb.) 5 lb
Color Family Orange Reconditioned No
Cord Length (ft.) 8 Returnable 90-Day
Corded Tool Type Angle Grinder Side Handle Yes
Cordless/Corded Corded Spindle Lock Yes
Grinding Wheel Included Yes Tools Product Type Power Tool
Maximum Speed (rpm) 11000 Variable Speed Yes
January 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by epm3 Good deal but with one major drawback
Not recommended for use with a cut-off wheel. That was the main reason I was purchasing an angle grinder in the first place. I didn't realize it until I was looking through the owners manual.. I'm sure you could use one anyways, but I don't what problems could arise. I don't want to hassle the return so I will use it for grinding and sanding and buy another brand for cutting.
August 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tmolidiy1 This is lightweight and powerful, but could be improved
This angle grinder is powerful and easy to use especially with its slim grip. It has minimal vibrations to the user during long periods of use. The only problem I have with this grinder is the 2 prong electrical cord will not stay in any wall outlets I put it in. The only way I am able to use this tool is to plug it into an extension cord and tie the extension cord and tools cord together with a knot or electrical tape. This needs to be improved, I am dissatisfied with this product for this reason.
December 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Peter Ridgid
They work really well. Ridgid is one of the better products on the market.
August 25, 2015