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mikej460

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You won't be disappointed with the 9404 I've had mine for 15 years and used it on various projects. It's still going strong.
 

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Hold tight onto the thing when you fire it up. My wife attempted to sand a bit of floor with mine. It took her for a ride!

A number of years ago i was in my bosses joinery shop and we had to buzz down some timber with a beltsander. He sent me upstairs to use the new makita..... i tried the trigger but nothing, plugged in, switch on etc, so i shouted down to him that it isnt working, so he said theres an isokator at the bottom of the stairs! ( im a site chippy normally )

I went down and turned it on, there was a loud screeching whizzing noise followed by a massive thud and then more whizzing..... id pressed the little button on the side and locked the trigger on 😆🤣 he went mental 😁
 

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A number of years ago i was in my bosses joinery shop and we had to buzz down some timber with a beltsander. He sent me upstairs to use the new makita..... i tried the trigger but nothing, plugged in, switch on etc, so i shouted down to him that it isnt working, so he said theres an isokator at the bottom of the stairs! ( im a site chippy normally )

I went down and turned it on, there was a loud screeching whizzing noise followed by a massive thud and then more whizzing..... id pressed the little button on the side and locked the trigger on 😆🤣 he went mental 😁
Although I do not approve, of course, some of the 'Mericans sander races are quit good fun. The big Makita generally do reasonably well.
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You won't be disappointed with the 9404 I've had mine for 15 years and used it on various projects. It's still going strong.
So after praising the 9404 I went to use it today. Powered it on - nothing. Took it into the shop and tried it again and it worked. Took it back to the job - nothing. Wiggled the mains wire and it worked so removed the power cover and found the cable clamp was so tight it had worked through the insulation and wires.

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Cut it back and rewired then filed down the cable clamp as it had two large bridges on it causing the damage. All is well again.
 

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