I'm looking into different attachments for my angle grinder. Planning on leveling the top of a stump and surfacing all the sides for a table base.
Specifically, I'm thinking about buying all/some/or none of following:
1. Holey Gallahad from King Arthur Tools
2. Turbo Plane from Arbortech
3. Lancelot from King Arthur Tools
Does anyone have experience with these? Thoughts on which of them are better or worse? Ideas about which will be high maintenance or not?
Any advice would be appreciated.
hey, welcome to the forum.... I can tell ya what I little I know
The Holey Gallahads are SLICK... but,,, if your looking at removing alot of material...very time consuming. You end up with ALOT of gritty sawdust like material when your done. For shaping, contouring or just general light to moderate stock removal they are great.. Finish left does require a good deal of further attention. Any attempt to achieve a "large/flat" surface is gonna be difficult.
Turbo Planes. I've seen em inaction but never have used one. Kind of like a chisel on steroids. Removes alot of material fast, leaves behind a relatively decent surface of the three (assuming your looking at a course grade HG product). Still requires attention after the fact.
Lancelot. Definately removes the most stock the quickest, but also leaves behind the roughest surface finish. Little more than a micro chainsaw. But the damn thing is slick. In the right hands, can save you a TON of time.
Honestly, any of the three you mention probably can get the job done in the right hands. How flat, is flat enough is the question you have to ask yourself. If you can chainsaw it close, then I'd say go with the HG's. If you have alot of stock removal to contend with, the Lancelot is the ticket but would be difficult to work a flat surface IMHO.