A great tool for log home finish prep
After a seminar on how to prepare my log home for the exterior finish coat, I ordered the Bosch 11 amp 5 in. corded grinder to be used with an Osborn abrasive brush. In addition to the power and size, my primary requirements were variable speed and locking switch.
While I am still in the process of finishing my logs, I am extremely pleased with the Bosh grinder so far. I can lock it on at about 1500-2000rpm, and, with the brush, it takes my gray logs back to near new appearance very quickly
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with just a light touch on the wood. I'm impressed that this tool, which seems smaller and lighter than others I looked at, allows me to apply just the right force for the task without wearing me out before I can finish the job.
Because of other reviews, and advice from the seminar, I'm very careful to blow the dust off the tool with compressed air after each use, which will hopefully prolong bearing life. I'll update this review if premature wear becomes an issue.