Mine is one of the Ridgid units. Was about 90.00 IIRC. It is reported to be made by or at least parts of it by Metabo. The head units look identical. Motor parts slightly different. It has worked well. My first one was a no name my Dad got me, don't know from where...probably at a mobile parking lot tool sale. I had used it some sanding down the fascia at the old house prior to painting. While on a 6' ladder sanding, it literally caught fire! I of course dropped it immediately, singing some of the grass.
The Ridgid has held up great, and though it does get warm to the touch, it is just the normal heat from using it. Jim.
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