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Online yetihunter

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New Makita Dual Mode
« on: February 26, 2016, 11:09 AM »
It appears Makita has stepped up their to Rotex-like sander to a more Rotex-like Rotex-like sander. 

The previous model (60540) was marketed more towards auto-detail.   
I really have no info on this aside from the obvious Festool like bumper.

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Offline joiner1970

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Re: New Makita Dual Mode
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 02:04 PM »
Yeah I saw that ,totally stole the bumper idea lol

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: New Makita Dual Mode
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2016, 02:10 AM »
You can hear it already - my Makita bounces! I cannot control it!  [big grin]
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Offline #Tee

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Re: New Makita Dual Mode
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2016, 02:20 AM »
no plugit?
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Offline Michael1960

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Re: New Makita Dual Mode
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 08:14 PM »
Competition is a good thing.  It will be hard to beat the RO150.  But you never know!
Is the motor brushless?

Offline MGB

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Re: New Makita Dual Mode
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 11:34 PM »
I handled one at the local tool store. Felt a little bit cheap compared to the bosch 1250, and of course the rotex sanders.

Of course hard to judge a power tool without putting it to use.

I don't think it's brushless. That'd be ok with me, brushes in my miter saw have last 8 years of almost daily use, same with my tablesaw. Doesn't seem to be as big of a maintenance issue as people play it out to be.

Online yetihunter

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Re: New Makita Dual Mode
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2016, 07:56 PM »
It looks a bit cheap from the photo too!  [smile]
A shame, considering the previous version does have
an acceptable quality feel to it.   But first impressions can
often be deceiving, in all fairness.

I agree, I wouldn't push the lack of replacing brushes, either.
The advantages come with less venting, a little extra oompf,
and all of the fancy new technology that seems
to be associated (electronic clutch).


Offline Rip Van Winkle

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Re: New Makita Dual Mode
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2016, 08:49 PM »
The motor looks like it may be one of the same ones used on the less expensive angle grinders. The older version appeared to use the same type of motor used for the higher end Makita grinders.