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Postby admin » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:09 pm

lets have some grinder and abrasive tips you have learned from your line of work

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Re: grinders

Postby Poland308 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:23 pm

End grinder with flappers! I do pipe work and it's just as important as a flapper on an angle grinder.
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Re: grinders

Postby Poland308 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:24 pm

Oh and a 6 inch metabo is great for confined space work.
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Re: grinders

Postby Farmwelding » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:03 pm

Poland308 wrote:Oh and a 6 inch metabo is great for confined space work.

They make a slim design to fit in tight areas and tight angles I'd like to try.
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Re: grinders

Postby Danylo66 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:21 pm

Haven't tried the Metabos yet, but the Walter flap disc's I've tried are great. I plan on trying as many different brands as I can. Then I can make a fait judgement.

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Re: grinders

Postby LtBadd » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:00 pm

The Flapper Adapter looks interesting, just may buy or see if I can DIY this.

Funny that grinders seem to bring out responses, I guess because it's such an important tool for fabricators/welders.

HERE is a link to a past thread that a member posted YT videos on this subject
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Re: grinders

Postby Danylo66 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:01 pm

It's a topic that gets overlooked, but does pop up. I use my grinders mainly for hobby welding. But there are times when I need one for plumbing, such as when I deal with old cast iron pipe. It's a handy tool. I've recently started using a thin cut wheel for sheet metal work. Wow.

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Re: grinders

Postby Farmwelding » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:42 pm

LtBadd wrote:The Flapper Adapter looks interesting, just may buy or see if I can DIY this.

Funny that grinders seem to bring out responses, I guess because it's such an important tool for fabricators/welders.

HERE is a link to a past thread that a member posted YT videos on this subject

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.
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Re: grinders

Postby Artie F. Emm » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:48 pm

The only tip/trick i can offer is to wear your PPE. For the longest time i've had a fear of one of those 3/64ths slitting disks turning to shrapnel. That fear came true while using a disk and it pretty much exploded, i took two to the face shield i was wearing.
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Re: grinders

Postby Farmwelding » Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:13 am

Don't buy cheap cup wire brushes. They fall apart very quickly and the power of the grinder will shove those wires half way into your skin and they hurt. I find the smaller like 2 1/4" cups of a good brand hold up nicer and vibrate a lot less.
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