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  1. #16
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    Thanks Grahame, amazed the brand is still around.

    I reckon I will turn a cheap steel ruler into a new blade.

    Your shed sounds a bit like mine...

    -russ

  2. #17
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    Come on Grahame; show us the insides of your shed. Just so the rest of us can feel better about our own 'loose leaf' filing systems.

    Ken

  3. #18
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    I had the same thing with a Makita router. Part number has it down as a dual seal design, actual bearing is un-shielded.
    Only thing to consider is the speed rating, but any quality bearing should be fine. The cheap chinese stuff is average at best, they only just discovered how to grind balls truly round.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.3e519b2ca964

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    I had a Hitachi 9" angle grinder that simply would not stop. It lasted 30 od years before something needed done to it an that was a new switch as the old one had oxidised badly and the screws wouldn'y undo. sadly, safety concerns with switches led to a new design which would not fit the older models, that and advancing age (mine) and arthritis saw the Hitachi consigned to the bin.

    I wish some of the Makita tools I've had over the years were as good, never managed to get one to last more than six months, simply unlucky I guess.

  5. #20
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    I am personally a fan of Makita, i've never had any issues with them, I usually go for the higher end models though. Parts are easy and affordable to get if ever needed, they don't seem to change there models very often like some other brands out there who seem to update there stuff every year or so. Some of the models they have are still sold some 30 years later. They pretty much have every power tool possible so you can stick with the one brand.

  6. #21
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    I live on a farm. I have one old cast iron single-phase pump on the dam and another, identical, on the irrigation. Both pumps must be 50+ years old. They run.
    Meanwhile, we have bought and replaced a large number of modern domestic pressure pumps. The Australian brands last for a couple of years ( a bit more than the warranty period), then die.

    I was looking at buying a new electric drill, but they are either Chinese or very expensive. I commented to the (old) salesman that I still had my cast aluminium body B&D drill from the 70s. He went into raptures over it. It still runs just fine.

    Cheers
    Roger

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