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Old 12-22-2003, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just given a new Campbell Hausfield die grinder for Xmas. It's blue, available at most hardware stores and I think my Autozone carries it too.

Hmm, well I searched the web but couldnt' find a pic... but it looks to have a completely plastic body and it's definitely very blue. Looks cheap to me.

Is this thing worth a darn? I'm inclined to return it and order an IR.

EDIT: aha, this is it:

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Old 12-22-2003, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Christmas isn't for three more days.

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PS -- better be careful with that paddle switch. You're liable to hurt yourself... maybe get your hand stuck between the die grinder and a hard place.
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Its a fawking die grinder, who cares. That thing probably ran about $15, use it 'til it breaks.
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Its a fawking die grinder, who cares. That thing probably ran about $15, use it 'til it breaks.
That's the point, why even bother. Buy cheap, buy twice. Or buy once and have a tool that lasts a lifetime. I don't need the frustration of having this thing crap out on me when I could just get a good one and be done with it - forever.

Thanks tho, you helped me make my decision. This one is going back.
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i have one that is over 5 years old. overall id say its been used about 20 different times. still works like new. unless your gonna use it everyday in a proshop environment it will last a long long time.
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Old 12-22-2003, 02:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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buy a good one once and forget about it
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Keep it oiled and it'll run like cr@p for years.
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Keep it oiled and it'll run like cr@p for years.
well said, I have kept mine oiled and it has always worked as well as the day I bought it...which is not very well
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Do you guys really use a die grinder a lot? I bought one and have only used it maybe 2 x.
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Islandzuki wrote: buy a good one once and forget about it

Dude, How do you do that in Guam, shopping at K-Mart
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