Parkside Die grinder

  1. earthman Member

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  2. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    probably work fine for diy use and price:)worth a punt
     
  3. earthman Member

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    That's what I'm thinking.:)
     
  4. stuvy

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    For the money I have a Mac tools one £35 and is really small also has a 90 attachment so you can get it in nice and tight to awkward spaces

    Iv noticed with all cheap air tools there’s greedy as hell with air
     
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  5. Kram

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    I got one. Its a good tool, mostly use for tire repairs and resoling climbing shoes with a tire golf ball.

    Only annoyance is that the 3.2mm collet is actually a sleeve to go in the 6mm collet. Not a proper collet, but it works.
     
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  6. brightspark

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    its electric :whistle::laughing:
     
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  7. doubleboost

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    For 20 quid with a 3 year warranty
    Got to be worth a punt
     
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  8. Jetex

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    I have one of those Parkside die grinders, it's not bad for the money. The problems with it are that:
    1) It has a 6mm collet so that means that 1/4" tools will not fit, you have to use 6mm tools.
    2) It is variable speed and the slow speeds have almost zero torque. it is good with stones and burs at a high speed but things like small wire wheels and tools that are only rated for about 6000rpm just stall out when you apply any pressure.

    The good points are that it's pretty smooth running even at full speed, does not seem to get hot in use although I have not used it for very long periods of time and it's not too noisy either.
     
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  9. Ashley Burton

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    I bought an electric die grinder in recent times & it's been great!

    I wouldn't even waste my money on a dremel again
     
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  10. earthman Member

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    Any chance of getting rid of 0.35 of that collet I'm wondering??
     
  11. brightspark

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    they both have there uses and are totally different . I have both a dremmel and an electric and an air die grinder .the dremmels a must on small parts as for the die grinders. I only use the air one that is very powerfull at any speed and small and versatile
     
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  12. Ashley Burton

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    I know what your saying, But sometimes a dremel isn't man enough for the job. The electric die grinder on the other hand cuts through material like butter! Very impressed & pleased with my purchase
     
  13. doubleboost

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    The Banggoood one i did a review on is very good
    Saves me firing up the compressor
    I dont think it would be able to run all day every day
    But for moderate abuse ideal
     
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  14. Ashley Burton

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    I like that it has variable speed
     
  15. doubleboost

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    Something i never use seemed a bit pointless to me .
    Carbide cutter for alloy castings is what mine is used for
    Ran it for a good 30 minutes it was barley warm
     
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  16. ronan

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    I might take the plunge, i have a stayer one i bought 20 years ago and sometimes a die grinder is the ideal tool for the job. For 20 sheets with a 3 year warrantee how can you go wrong ? What can you get for 20 quid now ?
     
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  17. Ashley Burton

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    The Katsu one I bought is a little too aggressive sometimes, So a speed control would of been a nice feature.
     
  18. Mark 2 Member

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    Are these store specific? Went to my local one yesterday and they have nothing of the sort.
    They were strong on soft furnishings and strong on the cause of soft furnishings as Thatcher predicted but no die grinders.
     
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  19. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    I bought a pencil type die grinder from Lidl in Portugal - haven't seem them here but no doubt available. Not tried it yet but looks handy:laughing:

    Like this but green

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    Available from the December 5th.
     
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