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Very Useable and worth the money.
I bought this mainly to cut small (1/2") 304 stainless steel round stock. I didn't have room for a larger cutoff saw and thought I could get double duty out of my Harbor Freight (HF) grinder. Instead I bought a second 41/2" HF grinder since adjustment to true the abrasive blade take a little time. As people have said the cast iron base is a plus especially when clamping the aluminum arm and guides. These clamp very securely to the base and no movement is experienced. The attachment/clamping mechanism works fairly well and adapts to most grinders with 180 degree (opposing) threaded holes intended for left and right handle supports of your particular grinder. Truing the blade uses two other grinder supports pivoting the grinder on these two threaded hole supports. You need to go slow but the abrasive saw works very well. I'm happy with this purchase!
March 15, 2014
I can not believe the quality of this product for the cost of it. I am a toolmaker and could not build this for anywhere near what Northern charged for it. This is so well designed that there is a multitude of adjustments that will allow just about any grinder configuration to be used. Assembly time was quick. This works great, it is our go to cut off device for small rod, square stock , threaded rod is a breeze and cuttings bolts. This is a must for any fab or machine shop or home shop.
February 4, 2014
Works well with angle grinders but not Dualsaws
This is a really solid tool that for an angle grinder allows you to have a very cost effective chop saw that doesn't take up too much room. Arrived sooner than expected and is a bargain.
The base is heavy cast iron, high quality, and has threaded holes for a quality fit. The paint is a nice powder coat durable finish. I was really surprised by the quality and weight of the unit.
** Does not work with Dual saw Destroyer type saws. The geometry and size of the destroyer just does not work with this unit...(I tried and tried...)
Otherwise a great tool, very affordable and allows precise solid cuts as advertised.
April 25, 2013
Klutch Angle Grinder Holder
The Klutch Angle Grinder Holder works very well and is easy to use. You just need to make sure the cutting disk is lined up straight with what you're cutting, otherwise you will cut too short or long.
April 23, 2013
the tool holder was shiped in a timely fashon I found the tool easy to asemble although the grinder switch was on the top which made the grinder hard to turn on & off but the holder worked fine
April 23, 2013
Great for straight cuts
Great and safe tool. Assembly is pretty simple.
However using it for angle cuts is tricky since the disk is not going all the way down and the rod has to be rotated but then the angle has to would have to be adjusted to opposite angle which is not possible. Long in short - great for straight cuts.
December 5, 2012
Klutch Angle Grinder Holder
I would certainly call this a cool tool. At the time I purchased it i need to make some fairly straight cuts in metal. I didn't have the space for a full size saw nor the budget. My past experience with standard abrasive blade chop saws is they are only so accurate so I figured with it on sale I couldn't go wrong. It did quite well. I would have given this tool 5 stars but one aspect left me wanting more. Due to the design of the base there is not sufficient room to square the saw to the base using a standard triangle square. The other downfall is that the bushings to change bolt sizes are plastic and do offer some give. I would have easily paid a little more more if they had been made of metal. I could have used a speed square or other device, but I didn't have those available. I've used my DeWalt grinder and the economy grinder from another vendor. both work excellent. Once the setup is done it is easy to use, easy to store. If you only cut metal once in a great while it is a great way to save a lot of money over a larger chop saw. However for my need a larger chop saw is still on my soon to purchase list.
August 15, 2012
OK for limited use
If you need to occasionally cut smaller stock and don't want to invest in a cutoff saw, and already have a grinder, this works pretty well. It takes a few minutes to get it set up but will cut straight and square. If you need to cut a miter the clamp doesn't work too well and supplementary clamping may be needed. I recommend using a 5 1/2 inch cutting blade, and don't try to force the cut too fast.
May 7, 2012
Nice Heavy Stand!
I had an old grinder stand similar to this that I bought years ago, but it was never quite up to the task. I saw this in the Northern Catalog and figured I'd give it a try and I'm glad I did! Obviously the capacity is limited, but for my purposes it works perfectly. It is a bit of a challenge to assemble and get aligned, but once it's done you're golden! The only real downfall that I see is that if you don't have more than one angle grinder, it's a real pain to take the grinder on and off the stand to use it for anything else, so having a dedicated grinder for the stand really is a must.
January 19, 2012
Good product / awesomely bad assembly instrucions
Once you get it all together, it works pretty well. The key is getting it assembled. I'm used to poorly translated guides that are good for a few laughs as you read them, but this one took the cake! It's a classic case of pictures that may or may not show you what you need to see and the sinking feeling you get when you think you're done but you're still looking at a pile of "extra" screws / bolts. I'll save you the drama- the extra bolts are for different sized handle mounting receivers on different grinders. You get to figure this out for yourself- it's not in the manual. It might also be someone's cruel joke that as you are trying to mount the grinder on the stand these screws will keep falling out if you properly follow the instructions. Finally, it's very hard to adjust the back fence once the grinder is mounted (hard to fit an allen wrench between the head and the grinder body). Save yourself some time and frustration by moving this back before you mount the grinder.
Like I said, once you get it all together, it works pretty well. I just have the feeling that this is part of some insidious plot to distract American homeowners with confusing assembly instructions so we won't notice the invasion...don't be too surprised to look up from your garage after completing this, only to see the first wave of troops parachuting on to your front lawn....
September 19, 2010