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Re: grinders

Postby LtBadd » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:26 am

Farmwelding wrote:Could you just take some pipe and tap it on one end to math the grinder and then weld a smaller pipe on to the other end and tap that to put a nut/ bolt into it to hold a flapper wheel or scotch brite pad.

Nick, the way to do this would be to use round bar, drill and tap one end to accept the grinder, the other for the attachments, this would need to be done in a lathe. If you look close at their flapper I believe they're using the same setup (with a collet) as you'd find on a die grinder, this way you can use any tool with a 1/4" shaft.

Trying to weld something together as suggested it wouldn't be concentric and would vibrate if you tried to use it
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Re: grinders

Postby weldin mike 27 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:38 am

We used to used metabo 4.5" at work. They were tough as a steel wool sheep. Couldn't slow em down if you tried. In the last few years we had a few of the new ones die, on in particular seized up. The supplier refused to warranty it. Said it wasn't an industrial tool. $350+ for a non industrial tool....pull the other one. Anyway guess who's company doesn't spend a crap load of money on matabo anymore. We now buy Bosch Professional. I don't like them, I reckon they blow brushes really quickly. But I don;t sign the cheques. On a side note, I do't believe we can get 6" grinders in Aus. 4",4.5",5",7" and 9".
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Re: grinders

Postby Poland308 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:06 pm

The 6 inch here is probably the same as your 7 inch.
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Re: grinders

Postby Farmwelding » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:28 pm

weldin mike 27 wrote:We used to used metabo 4.5" at work. They were tough as a steel wool sheep. Couldn't slow em down if you tried. In the last few years we had a few of the new ones die, on in particular seized up. The supplier refused to warranty it. Said it wasn't an industrial tool. $350+ for a non industrial tool....pull the other one. Anyway guess who's company doesn't spend a crap load of money on matabo anymore. We now buy Bosch Professional. I don't like them, I reckon they blow brushes really quickly. But I don;t sign the cheques. On a side note, I do't believe we can get 6" grinders in Aus. 4",4.5",5",7" and 9".

I think there was 3 guys at my tech school who had 4.5" metabos burn up. I'd still go with a 6 in. just because I see it so much in the videos.
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Re: grinders

Postby weldin mike 27 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:11 am

I should clarify, No 150mm discs or machines. 175mm discs we used go on air grinders. Only ever seen 1 electric seven inch at work, it looked like a smaller 9". I haven't looked in shops.
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Re: grinders

Postby Coldman » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:30 am

That's right. Our 7" is basically a 9" with a smaller disc to comply with safety practices. Most construction and industrial sites won't let you on site with a 9


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Re: grinders

Postby Poland308 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:02 am

Things are starting to go that way here as well. I noticed on the box the new ones are starting to advertise that you can use smaller wheels on the bigger grinders. But some places are not allowing bigger cut off wheels.
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Re: grinders

Postby LtBadd » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:29 pm

I bought one of the Flapper Adapter's, will have it on Friday.

The guy said because of Jody's video he sold out his (normal) July inventory in 2 days, now he's running 16 hour days trying to catch up, nice problem to have.
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Re: grinders

Postby Farmwelding » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:10 pm

LtBadd wrote:I bought one of the Flapper Adapter's, will have it on Friday.

The guy said because of Jody's video he sold out his (normal) July inventory in 2 days, now he's running 16 hour days trying to catch up, nice problem to have.

Nice problem for a little while. 16 hours a day burns a guy out and his family. I think I'll wait to buy one to give him a little break
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Re: grinders

Postby MosquitoMoto » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:00 am

Mmm....grinders. My 2 cents:

1) Own several, one for cup brush, one for slice wheel, one flap disc, one grind wheel, etc. So much faster to just pick up another grinder than to always be changing wheels.

2) When you buy it, tear it apart and grease it. You'd be surprised how many have either very little grease or just terrible grease as standard.

3) Get a good face shield. I use a Bolle shield and wouldn't be without it. An exploding wheel in the face is even worse than a piece of twist wire in the eye. Both are nasty.

4) Respect them. You get bitten when you get complacent. (Ask me how I know!)



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