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I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby UV Metal Arts » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:21 pm

[youtube]https://youtu.be/DygL-9bCHN8[/youtube]
It's a thorough introduction to the 4.5" angle grinder as it relates to metal workers. Newbie or an old fart you will learn something new. Please check it out and leave feedbeck if you can. Thanks
https://youtu.be/DygL-9bCHN8
https://youtu.be/rBiigae_rOo
https://youtu.be/lUNGQo9KOok
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Re: I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby RocketSurgeon » Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:31 am

Your videos look great. There were a few things I did not know, but I do now. Thank you for making them.
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Re: I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby UV Metal Arts » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:21 pm

Thank's. That means a lot from someone with your background. Chears
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Re: I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby Otto Nobedder » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:15 pm

All right...

If Chris gives 'em a thumbs-up, I'm going to have to take a look...

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Re: I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby Otto Nobedder » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:06 pm

I have to admit, I learned a thing or two, despite 30+ years of experience.

Good stuff!

One point...
Industry work wants you to rip out all "lock on" switches. The paddle should serve as a "dead man" switch, so the grinder turns off if you lose your grip for any reason. Sure, in my home shop I won't, but it's still a good idea.

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Re: I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby UV Metal Arts » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:09 pm

interesting, does that mean no thumb switches in those situations too?
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Re: I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby weldin mike 27 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:10 pm

No lock on switches on a small grinder is a terrible idea. Ever try clean a heap of small parts while holding the switch.
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Re: I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby xryan » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:52 pm

Like an old boss of mine used to say to all the apprentices, "I've forgotten more than you've learned yet." Well even l learned something. Or maybe I just remembered it again?

Either way, thanks for the videos. I think I'm going to have my youngest son (8) watch these. He's the one who is most interested in "helping" me all the time. Maybe he will learn some things too that I never told him.

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Re: I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby xryan » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:58 pm

About those locking switches, yes some places will only buy dead man style paddle grinders. Another instance in insurance dictating over utility. Personally I never have and never will buy a grinder WITHOUT a thumb lock switch. Oh well. Tools are dangerous, they always will be, learn to use them safely, and always tuck in your ponytail [WINKING FACE]

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Re: I made a 3 part video about angle grinders

Postby UV Metal Arts » Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:18 am

FYI and clarification just because we are talking about locking switches.... My selfie KO was with a 8.5amp Milwaukee with the paddle but the lock was not engaged. I literally do not remember the wind up. If it was spinning near full speed 10,000rpm and my KO happened in maybe 3-4 rpms, I think that's about 2 tenths of a second.
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