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Re: dead angle grinder

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06-22-2014 19:41:48

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Chunk it!
Bought a Makita 5" angle grinder about a year ago. So far it's hanging in there!

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06-23-2014 07:25:25

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 Re: dead angle grinder in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-22-2014 19:41:48  
That 5" Makita will hang in there ! I'm on my second one & it'll see me out. You wouldn't believe the punishment my first one took - actually it still runs but the comm is rough and the brushes 'bounce'- lots of arcing, the rest of it is pretty worn too. If you use yours hard, you might want to keep a spare switch around, that, I had to replace at least three times. Nice thing about Makita, parts were available. Milwaukee parts were available too -anything else seemed to be a crapshoot about parts.

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06-22-2014 21:24:37

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 Re: dead angle grinder in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-22-2014 19:41:48  
Hate to agree with the "just replace it" crowd, but saw new Porter Cable at Lowe's for under $30 over the weekend.

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