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    Ingersoll Rand IR3102 Mini Angle Die Grinder Review

    Here's my mini-review on the IR3102.



    This unit is quite possibly the best angle die grinder I've used. It is very small making it extremely manueverable. The composite body wasn't too cold and provided a good grip.

    So far, I've only used it with a 3M Roloc disk for gasket material removal. For this is worked flawlessly.

    Probablly my favorite feature is the variable speed - you can control the speed very well. I found you need to "goose it" to get it spinning, but after it's going you can back off and get great control.

    The safety on the trigger is taking a little getting used to, but it isn't too bad...

    I give it two thumbs up...

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    Re: Ingersoll Rand IR3102

    What about filing some of the safety trigger, so it rolls off easier?
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    Re: Ingersoll Rand IR3102

    Here's a few more pics of it. I got some more time with it yesterday. I really, REALLY like it...





    Exhaust out by the hose connection...

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    Re: Ingersoll Rand IR3102 Mini Angle Die Grinder

    Do you have the twist on disks or are they velcro? We used to get the twist on ones, but now the velcro come as the same part number. I hate how the velcro disks go flying away when you really get on it.

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    Re: Ingersoll Rand IR3102 Mini Angle Die Grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by skip
    Do you have the twist on disks or are they velcro? We used to get the twist on ones, but now the velcro come as the same part number. I hate how the velcro disks go flying away when you really get on it.

    Skip
    These are the twist on disks. Same Part Number? That doesn't seem right.

    Here are the P/N's off my receipt...

    7714 (pads)
    7715 (holder)

    I think that's right (my description that is - it's cryptic on the receipt)

    Velcro sucks.

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    Re: Ingersoll Rand IR3102 Mini Angle Die Grinder

    Where do you guys get your discs?

    I get mine from MSC - they deliver super fast, have everything in stock and their prices are reasonable. I use the Standard Abrasives brand, but MSC has many manufacturers. The SA brand seems to work as well and last as long as the more expensive Nortons.

    http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNPDFF...=864&PMCTLG=00

    Oh - I also use the type "R" which is the original Roloc style....Roloc being the Norton Brand name.

    I used to use the 2" exclusively but recently I also have been using the larger diameters more frequently. I use the crap out of these things! I buy the discs multiple boxes at a time.

    Anyone have a better source?

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    Re: Ingersoll Rand IR3102 Mini Angle Die Grinder

    Well I don't do the ordering, our Material control is in charge of that. They tell me that they ordered the twist on disks one day and Velcro came and thats what we get now. It could be Idaho tool has changed their stock.

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    Re: Ingersoll Rand IR3102 Mini Angle Die Grinder

    Any idea on how much air it needs/uses?

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    Re: Ingersoll Rand IR3102 Mini Angle Die Grinder

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveR
    Any idea on how much air it needs/uses?
    http://www.irtools.com/IS/modelComp_...4,450,1110,249

    Says an avg. of 3 cfm, but 18 cfm at load ( )

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    Re: Ingersoll Rand IR3102 Mini Angle Die Grinder

    Wow hopefully the 3cfm is all it will need. 18cfm must be if I am running it wide open for a while, like it says "load".

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