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Hello all. I'm thinking of doing some port-matching on a set of AFR 210 cylinder heads for my SBC, more or less for the intake than the cylinder head ports. I'm more or less just curious as to what brand/model electric (I do not have an air compressor for pneumatics, yet) die grinder will withstand (in your experience) continuous use while I work on the ports of my cylinder heads and intake. Thanks for any help.

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I've had a Makita for several years now use it for everything. Cutting off bolts, grinding, or with carbide burrs. Works very well. Just can't get the idea of running a compressor up to pressure just to do a small job. Not too effecent running one tool to run another! Just as soon plug it in and go. I can see the large shops using air tools as they use air all day long. Tom F.
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This is what I use, I like it, I was in there store & it was on sale, the only thing I've replaced so far was the inner flex shaft & I've used it quite a bit.
Rich

PS I had to right click on the link & click open link in new tab & then click on the tab
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Hi,
This is what I use, I like it, I was in there store & it was on sale, the only thing I've replaced so far was the inner flex shaft & I've used it quite a bit.
Rich

PS I had to right click on the link & click open link in new tab & then click on the tab
for it to work?

http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/p..._mmc=undefined
Thanks for the reply. Which part number did you get, #12864 (the kit)? That looks nice, and looks just about what I would need to do, as long as the speed is variable.
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I've had a Makita for several years now use it for everything. Cutting off bolts, grinding, or with carbide burrs. Works very well. Just can't get the idea of running a compressor up to pressure just to do a small job. Not too effecent running one tool to run another! Just as soon plug it in and go. I can see the large shops using air tools as they use air all day long. Tom F.
Yea, plus the added expense of a compressor just isn't justified right now. Once I get into suspension work though it will be. Thanks, will look into it!
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I bought just the die grinder, having the burr's and rotary files. Just did not any bell's and whistles. Tom F.
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Hi Mrdreex,
I just got the motor & shaft as that's what was on sale, +
I already had a lot of buffs,abrasives,& carbide bits
It is variable speed & comes w/foot-pedal
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http://www.foredom.com/ Electric...these are great

I use the HD 3/4 HP adjustable speed model with 1/4 inch mandrel shafts, have had one for more than 20 years, rebuldable, flexible strong.

For aluminum get single cut 1/2 ogive and for steel/cast iron get double cut carbide cutters.

Air: Dotco are some of the best and I use those, also.
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