CVW product tester, Rob Cooper of Commercial Motors Watford, tests out a range of bodywork tools supplied by Chicago Pneumatic (CP). Here’s how he got on…
“The grinders are perfect for getting at hard to reach areas. In the past, I have struggled to reach places like the luggage compartments in a coach with a regular-sized grinder; this is not a problem for the CP tools. The reduction in size speeds up the whole grinding process; by increasing the manoeuvrability of the tool, the technician can adjust his position and the tool’s position to best reach the area that needs attending to.
The Quiet Die Grinder, CP9110Q-B, in particular, ensures that the rasp rotates at a high enough rpm to properly remove any rust build up that may be on the vehicle. It leaves clean finish with no unnecessary damage.
“This can be an issue with a regular disc grinder. If rust is in an area of the vehicle that is difficult for the technician to access, as it often is, the shape of a disc grinder makes it very difficult to get a satisfactory finish to the area being worked on, often damaging the metal work and needlessly wearing through abrasion discs. The CP grinders are designed to perfectly address this issue; their compact size makes them ideal for difficult bodywork.”