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Agreed on the face shield. safety should always come first

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I only buy the 4" discs for my angle grinder. Never had much use for the smaller cutoff discs myself. I also have some of those big 6" discs for my big angle grinder, and occasionally use them for large cutting jobs. They work great, and cut fast, but they also worry me when I use them. I'm always concerned the disc might grab, and kick back at me. That big 6" disc can do some real harm before I could get my finger off the trigger, so I'm extra careful using it!
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I fully agree with face protection. in 1975 I was using a large diameter abrasive disk to cut on a motorcycle frame. The disk caught and jumped backward right into my face. I had a full face shield on and when the grinder hit the shield and went through it hitting me at tha base of my nose splitting my upper lip and dancing across my teeth.

I now treat all power tools as if they are out to kill me!!!
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I use 9" cutoff disks in my 9" angle grinder. With that monster you always position it so that if it catches that it pulls away from you.
Also I a lot of 3" & 4" wheels in both air powered, and electric powered die grinders
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Originally Posted by ericnova72 View Post
I use a 6" x 5/8" hole x .040" thick version from Metabo brand on my 4-1/2" Milwaukee electric angle grinder, best cut-off tool ever!!

I buy the disc's at Fastenal, the Harbor Freight jobs wear away just way, way too Metabo will outlast 5 of the HF's.
I use the same setup. I ONLY use the Metabo brand cutoff wheels. I have never had one explode and they are the only ones that lasts for longer than a couple of cuts. I have boxes of them.
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