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  • weldonwelding
    started a topic metabo cust. service

    metabo cust. service

    I bought my 10th or so metabo grinder, probly my 5th or 6th 6in about a month ago. A week into using it the switch stuck on, I got it to free up after messing with it for 10 minutes or so. After that I didn't do anything but use it until yesterday it wouldn't turn on at all no matter how much I tried. After messing with it I seen that the plastic was broken under the switch so it was useless. I called the lws where I bought it and they said they would have to send it off... and as some of you know I can be a **** about things and I'm not paying 250 for a grinder just to have a repaired grinder a month later.. so I called metabo service/warranty dept. And they said they would replace it without question and if my lws had a problem with it then they could call metabo themselves. So bottom line is I will be sticking with metabo for a long time, great customer service and great products... a lot like miller, you pay a little more but in the end it pays off

  • tackit
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    Originally posted by Sberry View Post
    I have one I have a big piece of tape on, rolled a pipe on it when it was nearly new. Its worked for a long time that way.
    I used a SS hose clamp and barb going to the female side of a disconnect for awhile, man I hated that set up, made me appreciate swivels and good hose.

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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by weldonwelding View Post
    Look what I just DID!!!!!!!! Man I can't keep a grinder! I was just beveling a pipe and the plastic inside that holds the cover on just broke.. u can sorta see it in the pic. I'm gonna try to tape it up or super glue it. Just thought it was funny that it happened to the one that tackit put a picture of.
    I would send or take it back, that ain't right. I never see anything like that before...

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  • Sberry
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    I have one I have a big piece of tape on, rolled a pipe on it when it was nearly new. Its worked for a long time that way.

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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by Sberry View Post
    I like no whip on air, connect right at the tool. Especially in the shop where change out rate is hi. I can reach for an air hose at the bench but like electric on it, fed mine in the floor. I have used hanging but it still is in the way.
    The whip's swivels are nice and it's not a big inconvenience to disconnect... it's not a competition thing where each second counts. I hate even the slightest amount of restriction when I'm working with a tool.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Look what I just DID!!!!!!!! Man I can't keep a grinder! I was just beveling a pipe and the plastic inside that holds the cover on just broke.. u can sorta see it in the pic. I'm gonna try to tape it up or super glue it. Just thought it was funny that it happened to the one that tackit put a picture of.
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  • Sberry
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    I like no whip on air, connect right at the tool. Especially in the shop where change out rate is hi. I can reach for an air hose at the bench but like electric on it, fed mine in the floor. I have used hanging but it still is in the way.

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  • Sberry
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    I like no whip on air, connect right at the tool. Especially in the shop where changeout rate is hi.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Originally posted by mikeswelding:306907
    This is why I hate big businesses and greedy CEO's. Over 25 years ago I bought two Makita grinders. They have been used hard in my welding shop and have over-heated and shut themselves off more times than I can count. But that didn't mean they were done for. See the little button just above the cord on the attached photo? It's a re-set button. Let the grinder cool off, punch the re-set and you are back in business.

    Do you think these corporations have somehow forgotten that technology? Nope, it's called built-in obsolesence. Build a crappier product that fails and you can sell more of them.
    You have a good point. One of the company's I worked for had a very old all steel, heavy, 9" grinder that would rip you off a ladder with ease... Yep it threw me on a big pile of rocks at a stone and gravel plant. You couldn't kill that thing with 3 Paul bunyons behind it. I hated that grinder with a passion. My boss was about 75 yo, best welder I've ever seen, hardest worker I ever seen, he was old school to the bone, in fact welding killed him with cancer in the bones. He made me use that grinder every day, if I had it now it would be my go to large grinder

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  • mikeswelding
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    Big Business Greed

    This is why I hate big businesses and greedy CEO's. Over 25 years ago I bought two Makita grinders. They have been used hard in my welding shop and have over-heated and shut themselves off more times than I can count. But that didn't mean they were done for. See the little button just above the cord on the attached photo? It's a re-set button. Let the grinder cool off, punch the re-set and you are back in business.

    Do you think these corporations have somehow forgotten that technology? Nope, it's called built-in obsolesence. Build a crappier product that fails and you can sell more of them.
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  • weldonwelding
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    Buy good plugs and cut the wire that goes in the plug as short as possible. You will appreciate a replacement plug alot more. I paid close to 20 bucks a piece for the twistlocks. And the standard plugs i bought before were the best of the best about 15 bucks a piece, but well worth it

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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by weldonwelding View Post
    I dunno if you can buy em or not. U buy the end, cut the cord and put the twistlock on. The application for this would be more useful in the field im thinking. Thats most of my work
    It's definitely and improvement. I hate cutting off molded plug ends. It would be nice if they made adapters that could be attached permanently to a regular plug.

    Maybe molded ears on the adapter for passing a nylon wire tie through and for the plug end a split ring with holes for passing the nylon wire ties through would work. Now to find a plastic mold set up on e bay.

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  • weldonwelding
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    Originally posted by tackit:306886
    I like the twist lock idea myself, I imagine you can buy extension cords with twist lock ends, right? Right now I have a 12 ga extension cord with a three way outlet that hangs down from the rafters about three feet off the welding table, It's kept wire damage problems down for me, really handy too.
    I dunno if you can buy em or not. U buy the end, cut the cord and put the twistlock on. The application for this would be more useful in the field im thinking. Thats most of my work

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  • tackit
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    I like the twist lock idea myself, I imagine you can buy extension cords with twist lock ends, right? Right now I have a 12 ga extension cord with a three way outlet that hangs down from the rafters about three feet off the welding table, It's kept wire damage problems down for me, really handy too.

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  • Cgotto6
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    I like the twist lock conversion idea. Like you said tying the cord in a knot to the extension always gets hooked on stuff. And Milwaukee's design with the quick disconnect on the hole shooters is sweet. Wish more tools had it. If it wears no brainer to replace

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