|Collet Size:||1/4 in.|
|Switch Type:||Slide (Lock-On)|
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Comments about 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Die Grinder Kit:
This is a powerful, smooth running die grinder, with long battery life. It is bigger than most air powered die grinders, and this can hamper access in tight spaces. The description is not clear, so I was uncertain if the run switch required constant pressure, like a kill switch. But it is actually a combination slide/rocker switch, which easily locks on. Variable speed would be a nice feature, however it seems to nearly double the price.
I purchased a reconditioned tool, and am impressed with the quality. It looks and performs as well as brand new. There is a small "R" stamped on the tool, and a slight scratch on the battery charger. These are the only marks that indicate this is not a brand new tool. I have purchased another reconditioned tool from CPO and have been thoroughly satisfied with the performance and reliability. Do not hesitate to purchase a reconditioned tool from CPO.
There is one disappointment. The description says "Die grinder kit with carrying case". What actually arrived is the die grinder, quick charge battery charger (about 30 minutes for full charge), two 4 Ah batteries, a pair of collet wrenches, and a Bosch brand tool bag. I expected a hard plastic carrying case. The bag is heavy weight material, but the zipper gets stuck at the corner when opening the bag. Decided to buy the LBoxx 2 and foam insert, which brought the total price to more than a brand new tool, with the LBoxx 2 and insert included. Then my biggest disappointment came a few days after I ordered the LBoxx 2. I received an email flyer from CPO offering the same tool I just purchased, including the LBoxx 2 and the insert. All of this for less than $10 more than I paid for the tool and bag. This is about a $45 discount to the price I paid for the tool and LBoxx separately.
Overall, I am satisfied with the tool and its performance. I would not hesitate to buy a reconditioned tool from CPO. But I cannot give a five star rating because of the tool bag instead of the "carrying case". And I am truly disappointed that the "Kit" I thought I purchased, was offered just a few days after I purchased my equipment, at a significant cost saving.