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Technical Angle grinder etiquette

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ZZ Top Chop, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    That is correct, but, I wouldn't blame someone else if they did.
  2. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,506

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    That’s nuts I think. That wound definitely needed medical attention including about 8 stitches.
    Cleaning and infection risks not to mention possible damage to something else under the cut.

    Makes me glad I live where I can get good medical care.
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  3. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247


    I once got the job of finishing a nice Model A because the owner did exactly what the OP did, used it up in the footbox and it broke apart with a large chuck imbedded in the headliner, probably still there as a conversation piece.
    I never use those razor discs in an electric grinder, too powerful, they are safer in an airtool that'll bind up and stop before shattering the disc . I use them mostly with a 90deg air die grinder with an arbor I made to finish weld seams on sheetmetal panels, they're the tits for that, they last forever.
  4. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,088


    That brings up a good point . The dc cordless stop when bound too.
  5. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,138

    from Berry, AL

    General power tool safety. Any power tool can hurt you if you don't know how to use it or something catastrophic happens, like a disc exploding. 49Ratfink and I were talking about the safety training we got in high school about power tools. Many folks weren't lucky enough to get that training.
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  6. Dipping in gasoline works pretty good for the small bleeder dings.
  7. My PA told me "That is just men doing stupid stuff", when I went in to get treated for sciatica from lifting too much weight at the gym. She said she sees it daily!! I think there is no cure for us.
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  8. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,689

    from California

    this is about safety. too many people don't even think about it. I had it drummed into my head for 4 years in WOODSHOP, and that is where the planer was. I figure you people with giant gaping cuts did not get the same safety training as I did.o_O.
  9. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 3,450


    Okay, after donning my face-shield and glasses and gloves, I had to wire wheel some stuff with an angle grinder.

    All good.

    Then picked out 20 or so wires from my shirt.

    Where the heck can I find a machinist type of leather apron? Something that goes from chest to thigh?
  10. Ferdyeight
    Joined: Mar 8, 2016
    Posts: 83


    Yup. Power tools are dangerous, especially the drills and cutoff wheels. When I was 21 I had a drill bite a piece of metal and took my left thumb off from the tip to the first joint. Doc re attached it and I'll never have a thumb nail again. And about 5 years ago I had a cutoff wheel come apart and catch me in the stomach at work. Luckily not a lot of damage done to muscles, but about 20 stitches to the gut make me look like I have a C section scar. I refuse to use grinders or cutoff wheels without earplugs, gloves and the guard properly adjusted. And drills aren't my favorite thing to work with either.
  11. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 904


    I got mine from a welding supply store. Actually my wife bought it for me because she had seen too many t-shirts ruined by wire wheels and welding burns. They aren't cheap but pay for themselves in no time. Mine's about 25 year old and still going strong.
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