Makita angle grinder switch

  1. jordan1 Member

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    Rubbish slide on/off switch on my Makita, not had much use, is there a rocker type switch to replace?.
    Cheers
     
  2. qwakers Member

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    in what way is it rubbish, if its just difficult to move, spray a bit of silicone spray under and work it back and forth a few times.
     
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  3. barking mat

    barking mat Member

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    I'm following this thread as in a draw, I've a nearly new Makita grinder, which I dropped an RSJ on breaking the switch.

    Thought of finding the original bit, but never got round to it.
     
  4. barking mat

    barking mat Member

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    I never had any issues with the switch, till I dropped an RSJ on it.

    Now I do. My fault.
     
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  5. jordan1 Member

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    Tried that, ok for a while the sticking & hard to operate again.
     
  6. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    They are a bit fussy but I dont mind them now
     
  7. AndersK Member

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    You mean this sucker?
    Yeah they are crap new but with a little bit of lube and wear they get better. IMG_20191021_7904.jpg

    The paddle switch on my newer is far better
    IMG_20191021_55403.jpg
     
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  8. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Meh. Can't stand paddle switches.
     
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  9. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    We have the same switches on the makita grinders work supply. Mines been away for repair under warranty twice in 9 months. First time it came back, it lasted about 5 on/off cycles and fell off. :whistle:

    Junk :flame:
     
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  10. jordan1 Member

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    You tend to expect better from Makita, obviously not.
     
  11. Munkul Member

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    Makita has always done rubbish side switches. Usually they wear in, like Anders said. Sometimes they don't.

    Most side switches are like this though, its because they need to easily slip back to the off position.
     
  12. AndersK Member

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    The best side switch I think is DeWalt.
    Just wonder if the top switch on later Makita is better than the side, haven't tried one yet.
     
  13. andymfell Member

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