Service and repair

Snap-on says grinders help techs power through winter

Snap-on’s PTGR family of die grinder tools — available in standard (PTGR400), long neck (PTGR405) and right-angle (PTGR410) versions — has been re-designed to help shops and techs get through winter, the company says.

“These die grinders are heavy-duty, but not heavy weight,” says Rodger Isetts, a Snap-on Tools product manager. “We developed each grinder to offer powerful performance in a small, lightweight package. Different configurations provide maneuverability in reaching restricted areas, making them ideal for heavy-frame grinding, chamfering, welding cleanup and work on hardened steels.”

Operating at 1 hp, each heavy-duty die grinder features a thermally balanced air motor that cools internal components while operating at 23,000 rpm (12,000 rpm for the PTGR410) for maximum performance and stall torque. Adjustable rear exhaust directs air flow away from the work area, while a built-in air regulator offers exact speed choice for specific applications. Bits are held secure with a dual taper collet system and changed with standard wrenches, Snap-on says.

Designed for low vibration and sound, these grinders also feature ergonomic comfort grip handles to further reduce fatigue. Variable-speed, safety-style paddle triggers prevent accidental startup and improved safety levers make engaging and operating the tools easier.

These three heavy-duty die grinders come in four colors: Snap-on signature red, green, orange and high-visibility yellow. Eight-piece Carbide Burr Sets (VWB800D and VWB700B) are available as optional accessories.

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