Summary: This is my 5th grinder and I wish this one would have been my 1st. I have worked with smaller Makita grinders and other 4 1/2" brands but this one is strong. I am a general contractor who has to cut tile, granite, and other solid surfaces often. I bought this tool because I had to cut out a 36" 3 cm counter top for a Wolf stove. I have cut a mile of 3 cm with lesser grinders and it is a work out. This one got it done and it did not give me any grief or over heat.
Summary: I bought this product having read the product information and no where did it say that it would be 120 volts. So i thought that since it was being sent to New Zealand you would automatically send a 220 to 240 volt machine. The Grinder i am sure will be perfectly fine but it is useless here with it being the wrong voltage and you cant get portable voltage transformers. So, i have at least learn't not to buy off Amazon again. Cheers for nothing.