Paco is the pro at the grinder.
Originally Posted by Khay
FWIW - both my polisher ( a cheapo HF one) and my grinders (not so cheap) will warm up quite a bit. The polisher gets very toasty at times and if it gets too warm to touch, I let it cool. It's usually not a bad idea for me, anyway. Makes me reflect on what I'm doing.
My acid test with cheaper motors is if it smells hot, then it is. On other tasks, I've been known to burn out new Milwaukee impact drills (big ones) in the first 15 minutes of use. Drilling through concrete and brick is murder on anything I can afford. Did it twice in a row once. Those I figured out how to time - if there was a slight smell of plastic burning, then I had to give it a break. Thank goodness for warranties.
Last edited by ladykate; 07-31-2012 at 08:34 AM.
Inventor of the world's first safety vibrating Kamisori with night light. Go to http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/299465-A-milder-Kamisori: Inventor of the Weckisori - (thanks sychodelix)