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TOPIC: Die Grinders

Die Grinders 2 years 1 week ago #515645

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After porting with air for 30 years, I thought I'd give electric a try. I picked up a GE0600 a few months ago. Brushes are shot already.

I needed to keep moving so I went out and picked up a GD0601. The predecessor to the GE0600. Better grinder, more power, smoother.

Still, neither of those hold a candle to my ancient, 30 year old Blue Point Air grinder.


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Re: Die Grinders 2 years 1 week ago #515651

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The only tools for drilling & riveting in aerospace work were air powered. Even the heat guns for doing heatshrink work were air powered(via a remote heating setup). There was fear that exposed sparks from the brushes could set off a fire/explosion from fuel or solvent exposure.

As you've found out, air tools are lighter,self cooling,and more user friendly than the electric ones are. Sure, they're pricey compared to the electric version, but they seem to last much longer.
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Re: Die Grinders 2 years 1 week ago #515653

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We use air and electric grinders at work, air grinders are much nicer and last much longer. I sware by Atlas Copco and Dynabrade, more than a bit pricey but well worth it.

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Re: Die Grinders 2 years 1 week ago #515672

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agreed Lar, that plus , in general, makita aint what it used to be, die grinders and some others, (DA sanders , etc) must be air , problem with electric is the dust gets to the brushes so fast they're toast in no time, we use big ass 9 inch grinders with 10 inch diamond blades ( we remove the safety guards) to cut stone and we run into the same thing, fine dust toasting brushes, so instead of buying the expensive shit for 300 a pop I get Harbor Freights for 49 dollar, we tried taping off the air vent just for shits and giggles but it fried em even faster. :woohoo: :lol:
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Re: Die Grinders 1 year 11 months ago #519903

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I have a electric that kicks as$! It's a hitachi and has been used to drill 100s of holes in rock. It has impressed me. I've burned out other hitachi tools but this one has been a good one.



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Re: Die Grinders 1 year 11 months ago #519959

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1100fighter wrote:
I have a electric that kicks as$! It's a hitachi and has been used to drill 100s of holes in rock. It has impressed me. I've burned out other hitachi tools but this one has been a good one.



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Looks similar to an Chicago Electric that I have. Big draw back with electric grinders for porting is in how true the cutter will spin.
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Re: Die Grinders 1 year 11 months ago #519998

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My hand gets cold running the air ones,yeah I know where gloves! :woohoo:
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Re: Die Grinders 1 year 11 months ago #520007

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the Hitachi is a better made tool anyway, Makitas quality ,in general, has fallen off over the years
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Re: Die Grinders 1 year 11 months ago #520036

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LarryC wrote:
1100fighter wrote:
I have a electric that kicks as$! It's a hitachi and has been used to drill 100s of holes in rock. It has impressed me. I've burned out other hitachi tools but this one has been a good one.



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Looks similar to an Chicago Electric that I have. Big draw back with electric grinders for porting is in how true the cutter will spin.
well if u think about it that makes total sense, the electric is driven by the electric motor with the brushes and armature thing and the electrical field is a friction based movement whereas the air is not, hence the increased smoothness factor correct ????/
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