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Monday, November 25, 2013

The GS5000 combines power and durability in an elongated body design, and is ideal for a wide range of applications.

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NEW MAKITA STRAIGHT GRINDER COMBINES POWER, DURABILITY, AND VERSATILITY

GS5000 is ideal for metalworking applications in hard-to-reach spaces

La Mirada, CA – Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has added to its expanding metalworking line-up with the release of the new 5" Straight Grinder, model GS5000.

Makita 5" Straight Grinder, model GS5000

The GS5000 combines power and versatility, and is engineered for applications in hard-to-reach spaces. It is ideal for metal grinding, paint and rust removal, ship and yard maintenance, steel grinding and cutting, body work, smoothing weld beads, and more.

The GS5000 is powered by a Makita-built 7 AMP motor with 5,600 RPM for demanding applications. The spiral bevel gears are engineered for smoother rotation and a more efficient transfer of energy. Convenience feature include a "tool-less" guard cap removal for quick wheel changes and externally accessible brushes for easier service-ability. Additional features include a rubberized handle and gear housing, and an elongated body design with straight grinding wheel position for applications in hard-to-reach spaces.

Dust and Debris Defense

Consistent with other grinders in Makita’s expanding metalworking line-up, the GS5000 features three key dust and debris defense features:

  • Labyrinth Construction: Labyrinth construction is a series of channels engineered to capture dust and debris. This prevents contaminants from penetrating the gear box and main bearing.
  • Zig-Zag Varnish: Makita’s unique "zig zag" application pattern is a more innovative option than simply covering the coils with epoxy: the zig-zag pattern allows space for heat to escape, yet at the same time the zig-zag pattern forms a solid barrier under rotation to prevent debris from attaching.
  • Dust-Sealed Drive Bearing: A spring-loaded metal seal is engineered to help prevent dust and debris from penetrating the drive bearing.

The GS5000 is engineered for professional metalworking applications, and is ideal for welders, fabricators, ship yard workers, electricians, automotive technicians, ornamental iron workers, and more.

Specifications

 

GS5000

Max. Wheel Diameter

5"

No Load Speed

5,600 RPM

Spindle Thread

5/8" x 24 UNC

AMPS

7

Lock-On

No

Lock-Off

Yes

Overall Length

23-1/4"

Net Weight

11.1 lbs.

Includes

Tool, Hex Wrench 6, Wrench Holder,
Lock Nut, Inner Flange

 

About Makita USA

Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories.  Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results.  Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion.  Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT®), MM4™ 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT™), and more.  Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S.  For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at makitatools.com. Follow Makita at facebook.com/makitatoolspage and twitter.com/makitatools. Trademarks: Makita®, LXT®, AVT® and the Makita logo, Teal color and Black & White color combination are the registered trademarks of Makita. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.

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