Summary: Received as a gift from my son. I really like the weight and handling of this tool. I have used it a few times, time will tell if it lasts. My other Hitachi tools have done really well, so I expect this one to do the same. I look forward to using it more as projects present themselves.
Summary: This little tool looks light, but pick it up and there is substantial weight and heft to it. Turn it on and the speed will excite even the most experienced of users. Give it wings and it will fly away with your hand. Love this tool.
Summary: My only complaint is that the kit was missing the spanner wrench. Yes, I can use my other wrench from my HF grinder....but it creates a problem when I don't have both grinders in the same location.
Summary: I am a do it yourself guy. I have purchased several 4 1/2 grinders over the years. Just to have them last a months when used moderately. I have used the Hitachi grinder for 3 weeks now and it is still working great. By far the best grinder I have purchased. Again I only use a grinder about 1 month out of the year. So far so good.
Summary: This was my first portable grinder (always used my benchtop). Ended up sharpening every blade I had in my barn. Lawnmower, finish mower. hedge shears, etc. It was on sale at Lowes and well worth the price. I wouldn't be without again.