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I am sure most chainsaw carvers use an angle grinder as well as a chainsaw , for shaping and sanding , just wondering what generator any one uses or would recommend , I would only need to run one AG and would like a lightweight genny to take to and fro my woods ...thinking Honda or Hyundai ...

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Honda suitcase inverter would be ideal and great quality, but they are pretty costly. 

 The Clarke(machine mart) versions may be worth a look, depending on the warranty. 

 

I've got a normal, open framed Pramac 3000watt  honda gx engine, they're only a couple of hundred quid used and very reliable.  I wouldn't want to carry it into a wood but its fine to move in a barrow or lift in and out of a van.  It's got decent A/V feet so I'm quite happy running it in the back of a pick up/van.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, waterbuoy said:

Why not a cordless angle grinder and some batteries?  Even the brushless models are cheap as chips these days

I have found that AG 's drain batteries faster than anything else ...

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26 minutes ago, william127 said:

Honda suitcase inverter would be ideal and great quality, but they are pretty costly. 

 The Clarke(machine mart) versions may be worth a look, depending on the warranty. 

 

I've got a normal, open framed Pramac 3000watt  honda gx engine, they're only a couple of hundred quid used and very reliable.  I wouldn't want to carry it into a wood but its fine to move in a barrow or lift in and out of a van.  It's got decent A/V feet so I'm quite happy running it in the back of a pick up/van.

 

 

There's a recent video on youtube of a snack bar running off a Honda EU2i in New York. It has been running for 5 years, 20 hours a day and only oil changes, plugs, filters etc regularly.

 

Personally when I had to cut hoses, grind and drill things I used one of the 50quid  2t gensets based on a motorcycle reed valve engine. Only 900W but noisy and used fuel I had with me anyway. I still have it somewhere.

 

Nowadays I use a cordless grinder from Aldi, it copes with hoses and wire rope and cutting sheet metal quite regularly.

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11 minutes ago, waterbuoy said:

Why not a cordless angle grinder and some batteries?  Even the brushless models are cheap as chips these days

I'm a massive fan of cordless tools, especially Angle grinders, but for lots of  sanding- I'd guess the main use of the grinder for a carver- I'd definitely go for corded. 

The cost of a brushless grinder and a couple of batteries would definitely get a good used honda engined genny like mine👍

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4 minutes ago, openspaceman said:

There's a recent video on youtube of a snack bar running off a Honda EU2i in New York. It has been running for 5 years, 20 hours a day and only oil changes, plugs, filters etc regularly.

 

Personally when I had to cut hoses, grind and drill things I used one of the 50quid  2t gensets based on a motorcycle reed valve engine. Only 900W but noisy and used fuel I had with me anyway. I still have it somewhere.

 

Nowadays I use a cordless grinder from Aldi, it copes with hoses and wire rope and cutting sheet metal quite regularly.

Little hondas engines are so good 👍 

Almost all of my grinding is done with a brushless, cordless makita these days, I couldn't be without it👍👍 large amounts of sanding is pretty much the only time I'd chose corded 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, william127 said:

Little hondas engines are so good 👍 

 

 

 

Actually in 1998 I bought a cheap genset with one for the lads that lived in a caravan and they ran it night for a couple of years till it got stolen.

 

This is the video, though I could never justify the expense of one of these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIzBZQr6RVc

 

 

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Yeah get a diesil genny and run it on red if you can get red these days I gave battery grinders a go and what a load of pants for chainsaw carving as sometimes the grinder is used a lot and the batterys were just running out on me ,you should be able to pick up a good used genny or have a look on Bidspotter they have the Ramco ex militry auction and you always see good gennys going cheap 

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