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Old 11-26-2004, 07:18 PM
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tool for grinding in tight places

I'm looking for burrs, rasps or stones for grinding metal and welds in tight and hard to get at spots. Will these carbide burrs do the trick or is there something better or cheaper.

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Old 11-27-2004, 03:40 PM
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would that set be good for porting heads?
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I use those types of burrs all of the time for grinding welds and such. I got mine at a car show in Carlisle for about $7.00 each
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Small, shaped stones will be cheaper but will not have nearly the life of the carbide tools. The carbide is better for non-ferrous metals too. It won't load up like a stone will.
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Standard abrasives head porting link

Here's a link that will help you out.
http://www.sa-motorsports.com/diyport.shtm

It'll give you the ins and outs of head porting and air flow. Good read!
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Those will do,,,, for limited grinding. They are a cheap knockoff. The real tool, like from a machine tool supply store will last much longer. Those work pretty decent.


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I know that this is an old post but I have a question. I have some carbide burrs that I use for porting and was thinking of using them for grinding down some wells in tight spots. My question is, would I use them dry or lube them like when Iím porting?

I would think any lube would dirty up things but extend the life of the burrs.
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I get my Castrol Cutting Wax from Enco...
http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...&PARTPG=INLMK3
6 bucks a tube. Buy a couple, cut them in half and put them by the band saws, drill presses, etc., etc...
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Iíve used trans fluid in the past and WD40 when I was in a pinch. The trans fluid seems to work pretty well but didnít want to have to get things all sloppy in case I had to do some more welding. I would also like to paint the areas when Iím done.

Iím welding a shock tower into a 68 Mustang. The old one wasnít rusted but crack so much that it had to be replaced.
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My question is, would I use them dry or lube them like when I�m porting?
After getting that set of burrs (see original post) I have used them dry to grind all sorts of welds. Except for busting the head off of one of them, it seems to work pretty well without any lubricant.
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