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angle grinder safety

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:15 am

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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby grumpy » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:12 am

Been there done that. Lucky though. No time to react either. Grump
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby Bigdog » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:13 am

Good reminder Mike!
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby Bezirk » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:16 pm

Ditto on the "been there done that" , I had a disc come unglued a few years ago, I was wearing safety glasses . I was not using the guard, it hit me in the face . Standard procedure for me now is full face mask and safety glasses and the guard is always in place ! We live and learn.
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby Buzzard Wing » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:56 pm

I can tell you they turn at a high RPM... with a wire wheel they will suck up a rag in less than the blink of any eye. Sure glad it wasn't the sleeve of the rag I was wearing!

Probably not a good value to buy the cheap disks either.
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:24 am

Buzzard Wing wrote:I can tell you they turn at a high RPM... with a wire wheel they will suck up a rag in less than the blink of any eye. Sure glad it wasn't the sleeve of the rag I was wearing!

Probably not a good value to buy the cheap disks either.
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby dgrapes59 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:43 am

Buzzard Wing wrote:Probably not a good value to buy the cheap disks either.


:Dito: that thought! I had moved away from the "cheap" wire wheels already.

I guess I had thought of the guard more as protection from what you were grinding on (i.e. sparks!) not as protection from the discs.

I sent the link to my dad and son, thanks for sharing,
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby Yogie » Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:02 pm

We lost a friend at a local body shop to one of those a while back. Came apart and hit him in the neck, he died on the spot in his own body shop. I think of that everytime I use one now. :(
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby Popeye » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:51 am

That is a Real Eye Opening Video. I think we're all guilty at times of becoming over confident and not repecting the incredible power of the tools we use. We all need to be reminded often. Thanks For Posting
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby chugah chugah » Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:56 am

good reminder- I made a guard out of a ss pot for a big grinder I fixed up
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby CKCowboy » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:03 pm

Mike that is sure an eye opener, those angle grinders are great tools if used properly.
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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:43 pm

Thanks, Mike. When I go out to the Cub House, soon, I'm going to find those guards I took off both my grinders and install them. Thanks again for the reminder.

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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby Peter Person » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:21 pm

Mike,
Thanks for the post.
I showed the video to my son's 4H Piston Pushers Club a couple of weeks back.
You could hear a pin drop in the shop.

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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:44 pm

Mike,

The guards are installed. Thanks again.

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Re: angle grinder safety

Postby Bill Hudson » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:36 pm

Bill Hudson wrote:Mike,

The guards are installed. Thanks again.

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Just wanted to give you folks an update. Spent the last couple of hours with a knotted wire brush on a 4.5 inch angle grinder. Normally I resemble someone who agitated a porcupine with all the wires stuck in my clothes and, occasionally, in me. Not a one today!!! The floor where I was standing is covered with pieces of the brush. Pieces that could have been stuck in me.

Thank you so much, Mike. I'm not going to take those shields/guards off again.

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