Press Release Summary:
Model 9015A 5 in. grinder features Super Joint System to help prevent tool kickback and gear damage caused by accidental wheel binding. Labyrinth construction seals motor and bearings, protecting them from dust and debris. Motor delivers 10,000 rpm and has externally accessible carbon brushes. Grinder head can be unbolted to rotate 90 deg left and right for operator comfort. AC/DC switch allows for use with AC and DC power sources.
Original Press Release:
Makita's 9015 5
AUGUST 12, 2001 - LA MIRADA, CA - Makita USA, Inc., manufacturer of high quality industrial power tools and accessories, has added the advanced new SJS - Super Joint System to the 9015 5" Angle Grinder, now available as: Model 9015A 5" Angle Grinder "Model 9015A, the latest addition to Makita's top of the line family of grinders, features our Super Joint System to help prevent tool kickback and gear damage caused by accidental wheel binding, and an electric brake to quickly stop the grinding wheel", says Makita's Vice President of Marketing, Ken Hefley. Makita's innovative SJS - Super Joint System uniquely connects the spiral bevel gear to the spindle by using a coil spring. As the gear starts to rotate, the coil spring will tighten around the spindle from the centrifugal force of the rotation, thus driving the grinding wheel. If the grinding wheel should accidentally catch or bind up on the operator, the spindle will automatically disengage from the gear due to the loosening of the coil spring. As a result, SJS stops the grinding wheel, and helps prevent grinder kickback while protecting the gears. Other features of the 9015A are the labyrinth construction, which seals the motor and bearings, protecting them from foreign dust and debris for a longer tool life. The 12.5 AMP motor delivers 10,000 RPM and has externally accessible carbon brushes for fast and easy jobsite servicing. The grinder head can be unbolted to rotate 90 deg both left and right for operator comfort in unique, specific applications. An AC/DC switch allows for use with both AC and DC power sources and is equipped with a large trigger for comfortable, long-term operation. The side handle can be screwed into either side of the tool for operator preference. Model 9015A comes standard with one 5" grinding wheel, a wheel guard, side handle, inner flange, lock nut, and lock nut wrench. Makita USA, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of over 320 professional, industrial quality power tools. All Makita tools are covered by a one-year limited warranty against defects in materials or workmanship and may be serviced at any of our 52 factory service centers or by more than 1000 authorized service centers nationwide. Makita USA, Inc.'s home office is located in La Mirada, California and has distribution centers located throughout the U.S. For more information, please contact us at 1-800-4-MAKITA (1-800-462-5482) or visit the Web Site at www.makitatools.com.