This thread started badly with everyone talking in metric, but halfway through folks have reverted to imperial.
DGA 517What model of Makita
I picked up some aluminium tread from gamic trailers and spent ages putting everything on the list into millimeters. First piece 250 wide,the lad said " what's that,about 10 inches?"I work in both! which ever happens to be the closest on the tape measure is what it is
Metric for small, imperial for large... with a crossover in the middle. I drill 10mm holes & drive 10 miles. I use 5ml of vanilla essence, but drink pints. Obviously the imperial standards of 4x2 and 8x4 remain. In the middle it just depends on what I am doing as to whether I use metric or imperial.Doesn’t everyone
Is the 519 just a higher spec can get it for £12 more is it worth it?DGA 517
I have the 467 (115mm guard) but there's no real difference.
Variable speed is a game changer, I use a lot of flap discs and often for deburring stuff etc it makes sense to run on low speed. Poly fibre discs for paint and rust stripping work great at low speed too, they fly apart at normal speeds. It's got plenty torque so you don't feel short-changed.
I bought a chinese copy for £40 but it's crap, I wouldn't buy another, I'd just go straight for a genuine dga517.