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Old 12-15-2005, 08:35 AM
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I do this stuff for a living so I don't skimp on tools. I have four "die grinders" with different attachments so I don't have to switch them. I have two drills so I can leave the common 1/8" bit in one all the time, etc.

I have ONE Harbor Frieght POC (I think it is a typo on the ROC sticker, it think it is really POC "Piece Of Crap") die grinder. Because I only wanted it for my 3m "Clean'n Strip" wheel I didn't want to spend the $150.00 or so for a Tool truck one. It doesn't have the torque to pull a sick whore out of a smit house! It is VERY close to worthless.

The other day one of my die grinders went missing. I waited a few weeks and thought and thought about buying a cheaper one. But finally I broke down and climbed on the Mac truck and spent the $150.00. Now, MINUTES after I engraved my name in the new tool, my old one was found . But I am still glad I bought it, that is one more attachment I don't have to change .

That tool has SO MUCH torque it almost spins out of your hand when you hit the switch. It literally twists your wrist when you hit it wide open fast like the throttle on my Gran Sport "Whaaca-Whaaca". And you can slow it down and trim your finger nails (just kidding, don't try that at home).

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Old 12-15-2005, 09:06 AM
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Well Guys I have to respectfully disagree with taking off the guard on just about anything and yea there is exceptions to every rule if I need to I ll take the guard off but when Im done it gos back on and as far as it being in the way ..do you take the guard off you circular saw?

here is a trick I use on me cut off wheel

masking tape or duct tape makes a great guide to follow I also use the guard as a pivot point or starting point

on my 4" grinder I'm so used to the guard on it that is I use someone else's I have to make sure every time that I dont stick my fingers into the blade or disk

mine is a Mac its been good but it had that flip thing on the lever what a PITA no matter what type I always put a air flow valve on it

my wife picked me up a air nibbler next i'll need to get a flange / punch and a air body panel saw


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I'm sure most of you know this,
You notice that recessed screwdriver slot on the side towards the back end?
You can adjust the max RPM with this to limit how fast it runs with the lever mashed. Take a blade screwdriver and with nothing attatched to the tool (cma) turn it with the lever down to check it. If your using a regulated air supply and a GOOD tool,this is a easy way to slow it down instead of trying to feather the lever. FWIW. Mike.
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I'm sure most of you know this,
You notice that recessed screwdriver slot on the side towards the back end?
You can adjust the max RPM with this to limit how fast it runs with the lever mashed. Take a blade screwdriver and with nothing attatched to the tool (cma) turn it with the lever down to check it. If your using a regulated air supply and a GOOD tool,this is a easy way to slow it down instead of trying to feather the lever. FWIW. Mike.

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I didn't know it! Thanks for the tip!
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Rob, About 3 years ago two guys at the shop within two weeks get REALLY nasty cuts from using 4 1/2" grinders without guards. One got the backs of his fingers into the wheel and the other had a serious cut on his knee. It was already a rule here not to remove the guards now it is a LAW!
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I'm sure most of you know this,
You notice that recessed screwdriver slot on the side towards the back end?
You can adjust the max RPM with this to limit how fast it runs with the lever mashed. Take a blade screwdriver and with nothing attatched to the tool (cma) turn it with the lever down to check it. If your using a regulated air supply and a GOOD tool,this is a easy way to slow it down instead of trying to feather the lever. FWIW. Mike.
NOPE IM A DOPE i never knew that ill have to see if my junk has it!!! thanks

Old red It just makes sense to me to use that stuff like on my table saw when i was working with this guy putting wood flooring down the table saw has this guard that also holds it in place so when I had to rip a 5' piece i would rip half and walk around and grab the other end and finish it no kick back no muss no fuss never getting near that damn blade

My Big Black & Decker Metal grinder dont have one but it was given to me that way its probably older than I am

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