Boojo35· Premium Member
Damn thing looks brand new. I think I may be following the same path shortly.Fix my dead fuel pump. Turned out to be the rubber hose from the pump to the sending unit.
I live just on the edge of danger. For one, I have operated this jeep on a public roadway, and I also swim without floaties.Do yourself a favor and put the guard back on the grinder. Cut disks - guard = injury.
I’ve been fortunate in life. Been careful too.I live just on the edge of danger. For one, I have operated this jeep on a public roadway, and I also swim without floaties.
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The floaties are only sarcasm with the reference, along with the Jeep comment, with humor intent. I do wear safety glasses. I'm not an employer who's sending an employee into the work, without a choice, of the proper safety gear. I can choose to take my own risks. Some people will choose to never wear a seat belt anywhere they go, that's just as dangerous, if not worse. It's nothing you're gonna change with a paragraph. There is no rude intent here by any means. I can agree with what u said.I’ve been fortunate in life. Been careful too.
I know promising young people who have sustained permanent injuries from not being careful- including a young race car driver that hurt himself with a grinder, and in that melee the grinder threw a chunk of something in his eye. And thereby lost his free ride for the year in a nascar late model (which basically was for life) never mind the eye will never recover as his hand did.
I think you are not living on the edge of danger- you are over the edge of danger. And if somehow you equate open-blade 20,000rpm grinders with driving a jeep you are due a major reality check that I hope you start being smart and avoid. The floaties comment I must say is entirely ignorant in a conversation about injury.
The biggest difference between a die grinder and a 4-1/2" angle grinder is the second word in the description of the latter. "Angle."I think that most of you understand that I am safety conscious. Very much so. Yes, I have 4 or 4 1/2" grinders with guards. I also have angled die grinders and a straight die grinder that do not have guards and never came with them. If they did have guards I would not be able to use them to access some of the places where they save my bacon.
Yes, safety is important. Common sense is to never put your face or eyes in the line of fire from the wheel. Also, wear safety glasses covered with the minimum of safety goggles but the preferred is a certified safety grinding face shield. Also, never use a wheel that has a nick in it and if you have a quality die grinder, you do not have to run it to max RPMs to get the job done. My newest die grinder is a 1/2 hp pneumatic straight head one from Snap-on. It is very controllable speed wise and does not stall out.
I honestly think some of the low quality ratchets that some guys wrap their hands around and push towards sharp objects are more dangerous. JS. Common sense goes a long way. There is a safe way to use a grinder with no guard.
Touche. Those are indeed valid points.The biggest difference between a die grinder and a 4-1/2" angle grinder is the second word in the description of the latter. "Angle."
Your hand is directly in-line with a blade spinning at 11,000 rpm. A lot of people who don't bother with the guard also don't bother with making sure the disk is rated for the correct speed, use cut disks to grind, never wear gloves, etc.
Yet the risk of an accident is still higher.There is a safe way to use a grinder with no guard
honestly think some of the low quality ratchets that some guys wrap their hands around and push towards sharp objects are more dangerous. JS. Common sense goes a long way
The energy stored in a 4-1/2” angle grinder is the greatest risk factor imho.also have angled die grinders and a straight die grinder that do not have guards and never came with them.
When an accident can quickly and efficiently remove said manhood in a mishap, safety is first second and however many numbers you want to attach to it.So call me Karen- my manhood isn’t threatened being safe.
i can successfully identify using only one number from a binary system. 😎When an accident can quickly and efficiently remove said manhood in a mishap, safety is first second and however many numbers you want to attach to it.
fact. I've gotten into trouble when the disk is into the cut past the "equator" so it grabs and pulls the whole thing down or up. Or cutting something that is incorrectly supported so when it starts to separate it pinches the disk.I will say that most of the disk failures I have seen on a cut-off wheel application are due to improper use of the tool. Using force to try and get back on a cut path or even gently trying to round a cut. These lateral forces are what breaks the disk and shards it into you. A proper cut, one where you work the disk on top of the line and gradually through the metal in-line with the cutting edge will not shatter a disk when using proper force. A cut that uses only one small section of disk to force the cutting wheel into the metal will more easily cause critical failure of the disk.
Nothing is 100%, but IMO, if you use the gradual cut by tracing the cut along a section or it's length, then wear away at the material over a larger distance until the blade works it's way through the material is not only safer, but allows the cutting disk to last longer.