So this video right here is going to be interesting for me. To be clear, I love Project Farm videos and I usually watch them before posting them, but I have not watched this one yet. That’s because I want to be able to tell you my thoughts about grinders with no prejudice from watching the video. My position on corded electric grinders is this… I am a guy that never spends more than $20 or so on a grinder.
I used to own a company building fence panels, gates, metal doors, and more and used a grinder each and every day. This was 20 years ago, and during that time I had expensive grinders and cheap grinders and never found the expensive grinders to last any longer than the cheap ones. In fact, they usually didn’t last as long. So instead of spending 5 times as much for an expensive grinder I just started buying the cheap ones. The other benefit to this was that I actually bought more of them and had a spare just in case.
And, I would buy the replacement warranty, which is just a percentage of the purchase price, so for $5 I could bring it back when it died and get a new one for two years. It was a much better financial decision, and in my experience they were good enough to do the job.
But are they as good as a high-dollar grinder? Are they as powerful? Do they overheat? Do they have the same features? That kind of depends I’m sure. So let’s watch this video from Project Farm where they are put through their paces in a “scientific” method.