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Makita GD0601 1/4-Inch Die Grinder

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4.6 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews
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  • Powerful motor with fixed 25,000 RPM No Load Speed
  • Easy-to-handle at only 3.7 lbs.
  • Protective zig-zag varnish seals the armature from dust and debris for longer tool life
  • Solid aluminum housing with stepped neck for added durability
  • Vent slots designed to direct exhaust air away from the user
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Product Description

Product Description

Makita's 3.5 Amp Die Grinder is easy to handle and easy to operate, making it one of the most useful tools you can have in your workshop or toolbox. Features a stepped neck of solid aluminum housing for added durability, AC/DC switch for use with alternative power source, vent slots designed to direct exhaust air away from the user and more. Battery Included No, Wrench Included Yes, Wheel Diameter in. 1/4, Product Type Handheld, Case Included No, Speed RPM 25,000, Cord Length ft. 8, Amps 3.5, Switch Type Toggle, Length in. 14 1/8, Wheel Included No. High speed motor Protective Zig-Zag varnish seals the motor from dust and debris for longer life High heat resistance 14 1/8in. long

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Makita's 1/4-Inch Die Grinder (model GD0601) combines power and speed with motor-protection features for improved grinding performance. The GD0601 is engineered with a powerful AC/DC motor with 25,000 rpm in a slim body design, and a conveniently located slide-switch for on/off function. This combination of power and ease-of-use features makes the GD0601 ideal for a range of grinding tasks.

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GD0601 Features
POWER - High-speed motor (25,000 rpm) runs cooler under continuous use for longer life

COMFORT - Slim barrel grip design for easy handling and weighs only 3.7 pounds

CONVENIENCE - Easy-to-operate slide-type on/off switch; AC/DC switch

DESIGN - Vent slots designed to direct the exhaust air away from the user

INCLUDES - 1/4-inch collet cone and wrenches

Tool Specifications
Tool Spec
Collet Size1/4"
No Load Speed25,000 rpm
Max Wheel Diameter1-1/2"
AMPS (120V)3.5
Overall Length14-1/8"
Net Weight3.7 lbs.
3.5 AMP Motor Delivers 25,000 RPM
The GD0601 is engineered with a Makita-built industrial motor that delivers 25,000 rpm. The motor is housed with front and rear air vents to run cooler under continuous use, extending the life of the grinder. The GD0601 includes an AC/DC switch for use with alternative power sources.

Motor Protection Features for Longer Tool Life
To protect the motor from debris, the grinder is built with a labyrinth construction that seals the motor and bearings by creating a complex set of channels, extending the life of the tool. In addition, the armature is sealed by a protective zig-zag varnish which prevents contamination by creating a barrier under rotation.

Comfort and Ergonomics
Makita has engineered comfort and ergonomics into the grinder for professional use all day long. The slide-switch is positioned on the small circumference barrel grip for improved handling and operation. The grinder has solid aluminum housing with a stepped-neck design, and is protected by a removable rubber boot. The front and rear air vents are engineered to keep the motor cool and blow debris away from the user for improved visibility.

Versatile Design for a Range of Applications
The GD0601 is built for a range of applications including pipe fittings and small-scale grinding. It is ideal for welders, plumbers, ship builders, automotive, HVAC, and more. The GD0601 is just another example of Makita's commitment to innovative technology and best-in-class engineering.

About Makita Grinders
Makita offers a wide range of grinders with power and protection features for industrial grinding and metalworking. Makita grinders are engineered with labyrinth construction to seal and protect the motor and bearings from contamination, and the protective zig-zag varnish seals the armature from dust and debris for longer tool life. Makita's growing line of grinders includes models ranging from a 1/4-inch die grinder to 9-inch angle grinders.

Makita LogoAbout Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita applies leading-edge innovation to engineer power tools that are more compact and energy efficient, yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit makitatools.com. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

Warranty
Every Makita tool is thoroughly inspected and tested before leaving the factory. If you are not satisfied with any Makita tool within 30 days of purchase, return it and Makita will provide a replacement or refund. Each Makita tool is warranted to be free of defects from workmanship and materials for the period of ONE YEAR from the date of original purchase. Should any trouble develop during this one-year period, return the COMPLETE tool, freight prepaid, to one of Makita's Factory or Authorized Service Centers. Please see makitatools.com for complete details.

What's in the Box
Makita GD0601 1/4-inch Die Grinder includes: 1/4-inch collet cone and wrenches.



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Technical Details

Part Number GD0601
Item Weight 3.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 3.2 x 14.1 x 3.2 inches
Item model number GD0601
Color Blue
Power Source electric-powered
Voltage 120 volts
Wattage 250 watts
Item Package Quantity 1
Sound Level 75 dB
Special Features variable-speed
Included Components case
Warranty Description One Year Warranty

Additional Information

ASIN B001ASC73E
Customer Reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #17,321 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#4 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Grinders > Die Grinders
Shipping Weight 4.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available November 9, 2005

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
After seven years the plastic housing at the tip of my Makita Die Grinder broke so it was time for an upgrade. I use the grinder with a cut off wheel for cuts too small to fit into a saw and for deburring welds. This model is the designated replacement and is much larger and heavier. Some of this weight is due to replacing plastic with metal, and some to the heavy rubber shock absorbing material.

I was initially taken aback by the weight but after using it for a few weeks the improvements are worth the difference in weight. The rubber material absorbs a lot of the vibration and the weight is well balanced. The old model had the switch at the rear and it was impossible to turn it on or off wearing gloves whereas the switch on this model is very handy and easy to use with gloves. Well worth 4 stars.
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Strong massive design fits in your hands with confidence. Powerful tool with room to spare on torque. Will match or beat any air powered tool on the market. Would recommend to anyone , professional or amateur
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Unless you have a massive compressor, don't buy an air driven die grinder, get one of these. After many years of use and abuse, my Craftman D.G. finally bit the dust. I tried an air driven one, but a 33 gallon compressor can't keep up. So far the Makita has worked great - very strong - doesn't bog. I would have given it 5 stars, but I want to see how long it lasts. Even if I have to buy one every 2 years, it's a hell of a lot better and faster than waiting for the compressor to catch up!
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I have both models of this grinder. The one with the bigger non-locking trigger (GD0600), I have had for a couple years and it is has been great. I am a "dewalt" guy buy default but that one outlasted two other similar dewalt grinders that we had. I decided to try this one with the "locking" trigger (GD0601) and the grinder still works great but the trigger doesn't. Randomly now, we have to push in really hard when sliding the trigger up or it doesn't work. I would recommend spending a little more and going with the other trigger style for sure.

update: I can no longer get the trigger to slide on. I took the bottom cover off and the switch inside works still but the plastic arm that goes down from the trigger doesn't push the switch up far enough. I'm guessing over time it starts to stretch or give some. Either way I would hands down recommend the very similar Makita GD0600 model. I was able to ship this in and get it repaired under warranty since it was only a couple months ago, but because of the nature of the failure I would suspect it'll happen again.
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Good tool. More affordable than most of the electric die grinders on the market. Lightweight. Downside is the single speed option - either on or off. Variable speed would have been nice. Other than that, good tool.
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Bought this to cut out sheet metal of a car I am restoring. Works fantastic for what I bought it for. It has plenty of power and I am sure I will find more uses for it as my project continues.
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This is a great tool. I'm porting and polishing engine heads for a high performance engine and have to use the grinder for long periods at a time. It gets a little warm over a long period of time with it turned on and working. It has great power and easy to handle. It is exactly what is needed for this job. The tool is high quality and works well.
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I had never used a die grinder before when a friend lent me his to cut a damaged stainless steel support bracket in an almost inaccessible place on a boat I was working on. It allowed me to cut that easily and I thought I would buy one for a future project not realizing how versatile it is. I purchased this model based on my good experience with Makita tools in the past and the low price which reflected the basic nature of this model. I have used it extensively since I purchased it for cutting, shaping, cleaning, removing rust, paint, corrosion or excess material, often in inaccessible places where other tools just will not fit . I keep discovering more accessories to use with the tool and have invested far more in them then the tool itself. I describe it to others as a Dremel on steroids! At half the price of the heavy duty model which has more power and adjustable speed I am generally happy with my purchase but only rated it at 4 stars because I often wish I could slow it down for some jobs, and it comes with crappy wrenches for installing and removing the tools. The tool is a joy to use and I would purchase one again. One warning: all die grinders are potentially very dangerous as the tools are turning at 25,000 rpms and are unshielded. They can do a lot of damage to your body if contacted and throw off a surprising amount of material in your face. Wear heavy gloves and a face shield when using.
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