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post #16 of 46 Old 10-07-2013, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for all the advice and tips, I'm glad I asked 'cause I would have went out there with a pair of safety glasses tshirt and shorts. this is why I ask you guys.

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I have a DeWalt that is over 20 years old and in constant use with the items below.

Cutoff Wheel.

Wire Wheel.

Flap Disc.

Grinding Disc.

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unplugging and eye protection are the number 1 rules for power tools. lots of people only have one eye from not following that rule. lots have less then 10 digits on the hands also.


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That picture alone makes me never want to use it without protection.... :gross:
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post #20 of 46 Old 10-07-2013, 11:51 AM
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Right angle grinders really are invaluable for jeep work. The ones from harbor freight are surprisingly decent and can be had for $10 if you watch the sale flyers. I have about 6 of them and keep a different head on each one so I don't have to swap between cutting, grinding, sanding, wire brush or flap wheel.


The cutting disks from HF are crap. I have had pretty good luck with the thin ones from home depot, the less material you remove the fast you can cut and the less the wheel wears out.

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Right angle grinders really are invaluable for jeep work.
Did you mean they are valuable?
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in·val·u·a·ble
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adjective: invaluable

1. extremely useful; indispensable. "an invaluable source of information"
synonyms: indispensable, crucial, critical, key, vital, necessary, irreplaceable, all-important; More
immeasurable, incalculable, inestimable, priceless
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antonyms: dispensable

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On your list of 5 essential tools I agree, but I think a torx bit set makes the top 5 :P


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post #24 of 46 Old 10-07-2013, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks haha. Yeah plenty of torx bit usage
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Another noob question... when I have the metal grinder attachment on there, it fits tight, and turns with the nut on it, when I put these cutting blades on which are the same type/size just thinner obviously, when I tighten it on, i can spin the blade and the nut doesn't move... is that how its supposed to be? It seems very wiggly.
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Did you mean they are valuable?
inflammable means flammable?
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Another noob question... when I have the metal grinder attachment on there, it fits tight, and turns with the nut on it, when I put these cutting blades on which are the same type/size just thinner obviously, when I tighten it on, i can spin the blade and the nut doesn't move... is that how its supposed to be? It seems very wiggly.
No that's bad. On my HF grinder there is an adapter that you flip over for the grinder wheel and the cutoff wheel. Yours should have something similar.

Edit: big ridge is for grinding. Flip it over for the very small ridge for cutting
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No that's bad. On my HF grinder there is an adapter that you flip over for the grinder wheel and the cutoff wheel. Yours should have something similar.

Edit: big ridge is for grinding. Flip it over for the very small ridge for cutting
Ahh, I tried flipping it but it didn't seem to want to thread, but its on there now and the disc isn't loose. Thanks!
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Ahh, I tried flipping it but it didn't seem to want to thread, but its on there now and the disc isn't loose. Thanks!
Its not the bolt that holds everything on, its on the opposite side. Lol

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I never ever knew you could flip that little piece. I learn about 20 new things a day, thank you. I have had one of those grinders for a number of years and never once tried a cutting blade but when I do, I will not wonder why its loose.

Badass thread, ha ha ha. Good job On ask a basic question fearlessly, Tyler980

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