Groit's wore out prematurely??

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Groit's wore out prematurely??

Post by mrchips1952 » October 23rd, 2012, 8:28 am

After 27 sets of headlights, the nylon drive in the Griot's tool has disintegrated. Shouldn't this last longer? Is there a better tool available? Am I doing something wrong? I know there are brush sets available for it, but the rest of the tool isn't lasting long enough to wear out the brushes. Any Ideas?
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Re: Groit's wore out prematurely??

Post by Kgobin » October 23rd, 2012, 9:30 am

Sounds like you have an older model orbital which came with nylon gears. I am able to help you get the newer model orbital with metal gears at no cost. I emailed you my contact information so please email or call me when you find time.
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Re: Groit's wore out prematurely??

Post by Old Blue 66 » October 23rd, 2012, 8:34 pm

Korey,

Can you provide a link some where on the website that has the brushes? I cant find it and would like to order a few backups.
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Re: Groit's wore out prematurely??

Post by Kgobin » October 24th, 2012, 4:54 am

You can find them on the DKI site Motor Brushes for the Griot's Random Orbit Sander.
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Re: Groit's wore out prematurely??

Post by Old Blue 66 » October 24th, 2012, 5:35 am

Kgobin wrote:You can find them on the DKI site Motor Brushes for the Griot's Random Orbit Sander.
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Re: Groit's wore out prematurely??

Post by ray6 » October 31st, 2012, 12:08 pm

I believe Groit's is a polisher and not made for heavy pressure sanding. We have stopped recommending both the Groit's and Metabo for this reason. We now recommend using a flex drive with a speed control. Requires more skill, but has many advantages.

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Re: Groit's wore out prematurely??

Post by Old Blue 66 » October 31st, 2012, 12:47 pm

Ray6 - don't know what type of refinishing you are doing (you always mention that you have different methods but never share) but this unit works well. I have a 6 of them and four are in daily use. No issues other than brushes.

I would like to see one with the quality and feel of a DeWalt or Makita, but none exist.
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Re: Groit's wore out prematurely??

Post by mrchips1952 » March 26th, 2013, 12:47 am

Thanks Ray6,
Like Korey said it was the older model with the nylon gears that failed prematurely. The brushes look like new. I have a new one now and it even sounds better than the first one. Maybe there was something misaligned in the old one. I'm away to the races now.
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