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Makita GD0600 1/4-Inch Die Grinder with Paddle Switch

4.7 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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  • Powerful 3.5 AMP motor; 25,000 RPM
  • Small diameter housing for added comfort
  • Extra large paddle switch for comfortable operation
  • Anti-dust motor section
  • Vent slots designed to direct exhaust air away from the user
  • AC/DC switch for use with alternative power source
  • Protective zig-zag varnish seals the armature from dust and debris for longer tool life
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Technical Details

  • variable-speed

Product Description

Product Description

Includes 1/4-in Paddle Switch Die Grinder - GD0600, 1/4-in Collet - 193214-9, 2-Piece Wrench - 781039-9

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The Makita 1/4-Inch Die Grinder With Paddle Switch boasts an ergonomically designed, slim body for grinding in tight spots. It features an anti-dust varnish and labyrinth construction for protection from dust and debris. The powerful, 3.5 Amp motor handles heavy-duty applications and the large paddle switch allows less operator fatigue even during long operating hours. The grinder also has high-heat resistance for long-lasting durability and vent slots designed to direct exhaust air away from you. It measures 14-1/8 inches in length, weighs 3-1/2 pounds, and is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
1/4-inch die grinder, collet cone, 2 No. 13 wrenches.


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Technical Details

Part Number GD0600
Item Weight 3.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 14.1 x 3.2 x 3.2 inches
Item model number GD0600
Color Blue
Power Source electric-powered
Voltage 120 volts
Wattage 400
Item Package Quantity 1
Special Features variable-speed
Included Components bare-tool; attachments
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 1 Year

Additional Information

ASIN B000I6PIQ2
Customer Reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #50,989 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#8 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Grinders > Die Grinders
#3,580 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 5.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available July 2, 2004

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By Douglas K. Hawley on February 10, 2011
There has been widespread use of the Makita GE0600 1/4" die grinder by Bonsai hobbyists for years; that model is now discontinued. Looking at the present 3 available models, one would usually think that a GD series preceeded, or was a lower grade than GE series, and that an 0601 was better or later than an 0600. Folks, I know this has nothing to do with the fact that Japanese read from right to left; but with theses die grinders, its just the opposite. Here's what they are:

GD0601 - standard 1/4" die grinder, same specs as the old GE 0600 but with switch moved to the side, and slightly restyled. Incidently, Amaozon identifies this as air powered, but it is (like all three of these) electric powered; you don't need a compressor.

GD0600 - Similar to the above, but with a paddle switch. According to Mr Recto's review here in Spanish language, the paddle switch must be contiuously held on to operate.

GD0800 - Similar to GD0601 but with 5 different speed variations ranging from 5000 to 28,000 rpm. The other two above models are fixed at 28,000 rpm.

the other 800 series model is also apparently discontinued, but had variable speeds all below 5000 rpm.

Doubtless there are technological and safety improvements also, but the specs and user features differ as described above. All can be used in a manner identical to the discontinued Makita GE0600.
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I had used a Habor Freight die grinder before untill I burned it out which always felt dangerous to use, getting this makita was like the difference between heaven and hell of the die grinder world, this Makita is Great, solid, quit, very very smooth, and comfortable and secure to use, I highly recommend it. Well worth the money.

Ron
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As I've said before I'm a pipe fitter, and I can say that I actually use this everyday. It's dedicated use is with a Pferd 6" carbide bit for cleaning spatter out of pipe. Being that it's constantly exposed to grinding dust and welding sparks and it's still going, that's pretty good. Oh yea, I've had it for about a year now. This tool is very quiet, produces very little vibration and has more than enough power for me. Oh yea, one more thing, PAY ATTENTION to the rpm ratings on bits that you use for this!! If you don't it will vibrate badly because the bits cannot stay balanced at 23,000 rpm. So, you'll have to spend extra on bits. Weiler brand grinding stones are about the best you can buy at the local hardware store.
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This would be the 5th name-brand die grinder I've owned - and so far the best. Operation is super smooth and ergonomics are very comfortable. First Makita anything I've owned and I'm very impressed. Stacks up well against grinders that easily cost double.
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There is no way to adjust the speed on this die grinder. Sandpaper rolls should spin slower, but there is no way to do that with this Paddle switch die grinder. The technical details on the description say that it is variable speed, but it's not.

My $20 pneumatic die grinder works better; but you need an air compressor that can keep up with it. My 2.5 hp 21 gallon air compressor can't keep up with the pneumatic, so I switch back and forth.
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I purchased this unit to replace an air powered grinder and could not be happier. I am a hobby welder and avid DIY'r and this grinder does a great job. I use it mostly to clean up welds and cuts withe 1/4 inch burrs. I purchased the fixed RPM model but a variable is available if you want that feature. It sure beats having to haul a hose and compressor around. To be honest this is my first electric die grinder so I cant compare it to other units but it has been very useful to me.
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I have abused the hell out of this thing since I got it, still works great. Used it to strip the rust and paint off the floorboards of my car for repainting.

I've ran it until it got so hot I couldn't touch it. It has been used to grind fiber glass and the dusty crap has caked the air intake for the motor, still works great.

Sure gives you a nasty cut if you accidentally grinding wheel yourself.
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I bought this wile rebuilding the engine in my 72 Bronco. I had to shave down some parts of the exhaust manifold to get them to fit with my new aftermarket heads and this thing worked beautifully. It is every bit as powerful and strong as a comparable air tool.

If you want an electric grinder when a air tool just won't do than this is your product.
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