Makita GD0600 or GD0603. Which is more convenient?

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Hi. I stand before the choice: GD0600 or GD0603. GD0603 is similar to the Makita 906, it's morre compact and many bonsai masters use it, but the GD0600 is twice as powerful as its younger brother (240 vs 400 w). is it worth it to take big GD0600 or will it be inconvenient to cut a tree?
 

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It depends!

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Hi. I stand before the choice: GD0600 or GD0603. GD0603 is similar to the Makita 906, it's morre compact and many bonsai masters use it, but the GD0600 is twice as powerful as its younger brother (240 vs 400 w). is it worth it to take big GD0600 or will it be inconvenient to cut a tree?
I have GD0601 (which seems to be similar to GD0600) and Dremel. Makita does not have regulation of the rotation, is much bigger and could be scary to work with. It is a realy serious tool you have to be careful working with. On the other hand, Dremel is much more useful when working with the normal size of trees. So, as @sorce is correctly sating, it depends on the size of the trees you are going to work.
 

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I have a Dremel, but sometimes you need to remove a lot of wood and I need a more powerful device.
 

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Than go for Makita. But I would consider one with regulation ( which was pricey when I was looking for one years ago). Maybe someone who owns one can give you some advice.
 

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Yes, maybe GD0600 will be too large and powerful for such purposes, alas, I don't have the opportunity to try it in practice :)
 

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ive always used the GD0600, it was a little tricky at first, buts thats the only one ive learnt on. with a little control ive made Uro on smaller trees with it too, but the dremel is probably better for refining and smaller work. GD0600 is superb for block carving, large hollows, removing wood fast. i find that the motor goes on dremels far too easily. i cant remember if the 603 was available when i bought mine or i might have got that one instead, its the equivalent to what G potter and Kevin wilson use in their videos, the 906.
this hollowing was done with a 600 and a terrier bit,
20180509_160656 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr

touched up with a wire brush on a dremel
20180509_160707 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr

2018-05-09_04-13-59 by Bobby Lane, on Flickr

personally i find it very smooth to work with, no kick back like ive sometimes found when trying to block carve with a dremel. this tool doesnt faff about.
 
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ive always used the GD0600, it was a little tricky at first, buts thats the only one ive learnt on
Thank you, is it convenient for you to hold it in your hands and perform figured cutting? Or you would prefer a smaller tool like 906 or 603?
 

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Thank you, is it convenient for you to hold it in your hands and perform figured cutting? Or you would prefer a smaller tool like 906 or 603?
maybe you should start out with the smaller tool the 603. ive worked on lots of trees so im used to the 600 now. its convenient for me
 

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