Perfect for craft or hobby use, this tool is for cutting, rough machining, grinding, precision polishing, fine polishing and carving many materials including steel, non ferrous metals, glass, ceramics, wood and plastics. With 50mm diameter discs, it features a specially balanced, 100W powerful, quiet and long lasting DC motor. Comfortable to hold for long periods, a fine degree of control can be obtained when using this tool. This tool has become a firm favourite among woodturners for surface decoration on the lathe. Many accessories are available to enhance the use of this tool.
Supplied with a grinding disc (60 grit), fan sander (100 grit) and cutting disc in neat plastic case.
7 June 2016
Very poor qualityThe switch is in a bad place as I've turned it on accidentally several times. This is my second long neck as the first one went with a pop and bits of the internals hit me in the face, ( glad I was using safety specs ) now my second one has gone pop again after just turning it on, I bought new circuit board only to have the wrong one sent. Very dissatisfied
W K SHELLEY
3 September 2015
TOO PUNY & UNRELIABLEI’ve had several of these and, at one time, had 3 in regular use, but they have proven to be unreliable: I’ve had 2 strip their bevel gears, one was replaced, one went out of guarantee, another burned out its motor and was also replaced. So now I have 2 that work and I’m careful to only use them for very light jobs.
11 May 2015
My favourite ToolI purchased my unit back in 2000. I have used it on a regular basis since. I have used it for wood rubbing, metal cutting and the most use it has had is de-rusting all sorts of metal from metal garden equipment to rusty spinners. Yes it does run fairly hot, yes it is a bit noisy but touch wood it has never failed me. German engineering at its best. It is very reliable .
7 May 2015
poor poor poorFirst machine worked for a week of light use, went in for repair new motor and switch, repaired machine lasted an hour, New machine sent as a replacement, replacement lasted 20 minutes, it's clear that proxxon have cut corners on the motors in these new models, my friend has an old model that's still going strong after a couple of years sculpting wood, mine had light use and even that is an over exaggeration. Only thing that was great is axminsters good customer service. If proxxon get the motor side of things sorted I'd happily buy another
8 February 2015
Not a tough toyI have just broken my second grinder, and it was not being over used. The problem with these machines is they are too "mickey mouse". The concept is good but in practice they just keep breaking and so can't do the job you ask of them. If they run for more than 4-5 minutes at a time they making a popping sound and stop working and for a tool that costs over £100 this is not good enough.