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Kobalt Mini Die Grinder/Polisher

This is a discussion on Kobalt Mini Die Grinder/Polisher within the Tools forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just wanted let you guys know how handy this thing is. I've only used it for polishing aluminum, but ...

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    Kobalt Mini Die Grinder/Polisher

    I just wanted let you guys know how handy this thing is. I've only used it for polishing aluminum, but it definately beats holdin a drill to polish your wheels or any other polishable metals items. Very small and light, it makes this annoying job a little better. the only bad thing is a mother's powerball will not fit in it. It takes a 1/4" shaft and the powerball's is slightly larger than that. However, 1/4" seems to be pretty standard; and you can get way better polishing "bits" than the powerball way cheaper, so oh well. and best of all its only 25 bucks . . . hell thats about how much a powerball normally is!!! its worth a try for you aluminum wheel guys!

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    good post.

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    its definately worth try! handy little tool! Kobalt has recently became my favorite tool manufacturer by far

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    its definately worth try! handy little tool! Kobalt has recently became my favorite tool manufacturer by far
    Kobalt is my favorite as well


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    oooo i like . . ive been wantin to get a kobalt tool chest for some time now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
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    the ole tool chest in the living room trick. Is that a craftsman box there to the right? Those are my tools of choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    the ole tool chest in the living room trick. Is that a craftsman box there to the right? Those are my tools of choice.
    Craftsman lawnmower. I have been buying everything as I catch it on sale for my house, if they will ever get it built

    I got the lawnmower on sale for $50 off, and my tool chest was $100 off. Tool chest came with cover, liners, power strip etc.

    There is a lot of other shit piled up in my poor apartment not shown in the pic sadly. My new table and chairs are setting at the warehouse being held until the house is ready and the same for my fridge

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    that's one of the PIA things about getting a house. The timing always sucks. We got lucky on ours because we were month to month at the apt by then so we just rode it out and then when moving time got here we paid an extra month at the apt to give me plenty of time to move everything. We were moving about an hour away so I would take a load up each night after work. Worked out pretty good, just cost us extra money but it was worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    that's one of the PIA things about getting a house. The timing always sucks. We got lucky on ours because we were month to month at the apt by then so we just rode it out and then when moving time got here we paid an extra month at the apt to give me plenty of time to move everything. We were moving about an hour away so I would take a load up each night after work. Worked out pretty good, just cost us extra money but it was worth it.
    Thats pretty much what is going to happen with us. My lease runs out at the end of May. They were supposed to have the house done in late April or early May. They have dropped the ball though and now have a scheduled completion date of July 7th, which is b/s. I signed the contract December 7th and they claim to have houses completed within 120 days of the contract signing. I have been on their ass the past couple of weeks and my realtor is meeting with the builder owner today. I told her to get me more upgrades as compensation for their dropping the ball on the time frame. I will have to go month to month for June and July which raises my rent $100/month and a few more months of my fricking storage unit. Have to reschedule our vacations and a bunch of other crap now too. No way I am backing out of the agreement though, they have already given me quite a few kisses on the ass, I will just ride it out

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    man if the contract for substantial completion was december 7th. . . they would have to be liable for some kind of compensation, thats bull man!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    man if the contract for substantial completion was december 7th. . . they would have to be liable for some kind of compensation, thats bull man!!
    Contract was signed on December 7th. House should have been done in late April or early May. Since December 7th all they have done is get the construction permit and level the ground. The slab isn't even poured, that should tell you how far behind they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Contract was signed on December 7th. House should have been done in late April or early May. Since December 7th all they have done is get the construction permit and level the ground. The slab isn't even poured, that should tell you how far behind they are.
    ooh misread sorry . . . . no actual completion date in the contract then huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    ooh misread sorry . . . . no actual completion date in the contract then huh?
    No, but it was understood in May, not July

    I already got granite countertops out of them and 3k towards closing costs. Now I will get my wood floors out of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    No, but it was understood in May, not July

    I already got granite countertops out of them and 3k towards closing costs. Now I will get my wood floors out of them
    hell yeah . . . at least theres a little plus to the situation!

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    So you can use those attachments to polish the aluminum without scratching it, sorry for the question but i've never polished aluminum and i'm wait for my torque thrusts to get here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfletch2000 View Post
    So you can use those attachments to polish the aluminum without scratching it, sorry for the question but i've never polished aluminum and i'm wait for my torque thrusts to get here.
    no those bits are for grinding . . . you would have to buy some polishing bits . . i believe there usually called goblets. eastwood has aaaalll kinds of em. you can get a aluminum kit from them with like 10 different goblets and polishes for like 25 bucks

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