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#31 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2013 - 12:22 AM

I have a policy with HF. Never buy anything with moving parts from there. :rolling:

 

   Most of their stuff is fair, but I won't buy anything that plugs into AC. Too many times the smoke leaks out of them!!

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 01:37 PM

Darn!!! :mad2:  I found the problem with the grinder while I was installing the new switch today. One of the wires that runs to the copper windings burned in half. Oh well. I tried to be green and fix it. :rolling:

What do you guys recommend for a replacement(Nothing Harbor Freight!!!)?

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 01:52 PM

I have a policy with HF. Never buy anything with moving parts from there. :rolling:

HF hammers even suck



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Posted March 04, 2013 - 02:49 PM

I have angle grinders several years old from HF, as well as ball peen hammers from there that have done very well.  I have HF air tools 15 to 20 years old, and never had one fail.  I do however avoid their higher tech items like welders & such.  

  BUT, if you want an angle grinder that's much easier to use, try this one, which you can find at Lowes, or online at Amazon.

 

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 06:35 PM

  I have a Makita 4" that's 20 yrs old. I've replaced the brushes and brgs in it and it's still going strong. Like cup brushing 7 layers of paint off a 6' x 24' wood porch deck. It's cleaned literally 100's of ft of 1 1/2" sq tube w/ a cup brush that I've scrounged over the yrs. The thing that has made it last so long is the little overload breaker built into it that kicks out if it's overloaded.  I see HD has a Makita similar to mine for $50. Don't know if it's as tough. 

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 06:48 PM

LTD...I've repaired many electric tools, stators, pto clutches and the like with wires burnt off like that.  When the wire can't be unwound to reach, I get a comparable wire from scrap, clean contact area well, crimp on a small piece of tine around it, then solder.  Always has worked for me.  If windings have been hot, it likely wouldn't be worthwhile to even try this, but your windings appear fine.






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