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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:45 PM

Wow you sure put some work into that! Congrats on getting it done. :thumbs:

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 07:57 PM

Those masks look like you were cleaning a chimney while grinding. Yech.

Glad you got thru, looks like you found the solution to the problem, even if it is time consuming.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Well, I wouldn't want to lose that much weight to get over a hub, How much do the once 53 pound weights weigh now?

Great work on it, I just use Wheel Horse wheel weights for my inside weights on the Caterpillar (don't tell Steve, I don't think he knows yet LOL)

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Right now it weighs 47lbs
The other one that 50lbs unmodified.
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 09:56 PM

You've been busy thats for sure,projects like this are usually time consuming,but you do get a good feeling about doing stuff yourself.Good job,you'll even feel better once the other one is completed.Can't wait to see them mounted on the tractor.Larry

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:01 PM

What kind of a power tool can be used to grind them?
Something like an angle grinder that is not angled.
The drill press just doesn't have enough RPM or torque to turn a 4" to 5" disk, an angle grinder can do the job much faster but you just can't get at what you want to grind.
Something like a high power, high rpm hand held drill would go it.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:34 PM

So, what you're looking for is a die grinder on steroids? Hmmm, I've seen 120* grinders, but not 180*

EDIT: I found one, but It's a little more than the $90 hole saw :rolling:
http://www.gettoolsd...r-750-watt.html
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Posted December 23, 2012 - 10:48 PM

So, what you're looking for is a die grinder on steroids? Hmmm, I've seen 120* grinders, but not 180*

EDIT: I found one, but It's a little more than the $90 hole saw :rolling:
http://www.gettoolsd...r-750-watt.html


If I bought the hole saw I don't think my drill press has enough *** to turn it.
That tool you list would be much better at doing the job but $$$
I have a high power 1/2" drill but it only turns 450rpm.

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Posted December 23, 2012 - 11:44 PM

If I bought the hole saw I don't think my drill press has enough *** to turn it.
That tool you list would be much better at doing the job but $$$
I have a high power 1/2" drill but it only turns 450rpm.


Doug, We use grinder cones to clean up holes that wheels and right angle disc grinders won't fit into.

Here is a photo of a few, most welding supply houses carry them.

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 05:43 AM

Doug, We use grinder cones to clean up holes that wheels and right angle disc grinders won't fit into.

Here is a photo of a few, most welding supply houses carry them.

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What is the thread size on these Brian? Guess I could google it! 5/8"-11 sound right?
Doug, I have a DeWalt 1/2" hammer drill. It has a hi/lo speed switch. No Load speed is like 2700 rpm. And you can turn the hammer off.
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Posted December 24, 2012 - 10:15 AM

What is the thread size on these Brian? Guess I could google it! 5/8"-11 sound right?
Doug, I have a DeWalt 1/2" hammer drill. It has a hi/lo speed switch. No Load speed is like 2700 rpm. And you can turn the hammer off.

 

 

Yes Kenny, they are 5/8" - 11 thread just like your grinding discs.

Sorry, I should have posted that.


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Posted December 24, 2012 - 06:55 PM

Found these online, there made for right angle grinders and I think I can get in deep enough going at it from both sides to do the job.

I have a 4-1/2" and a 7" angle grinders which are way more powerful than any drill I have.

What do you think?

http://www.grainger....0071&sst=subset


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Posted December 24, 2012 - 07:11 PM

Those should do a good job. Just be sure to clamp the weight down so when grinding it's easier to apply pressure where needed.



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Posted December 24, 2012 - 08:36 PM

Keep the extra handle on that grinder, good gloves on, eye/ear protection, leather chaps, and do your stretching exercises first.

You know how a stone can grab and next thing you know, your grinder is running down the piece of steel?  Well, imagine that in a circle.  

 

Doug, we recently missed out on a video of a run away engine because of camera failure, be sure to set yours up in a safe spot so we don't miss out

 

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Posted December 24, 2012 - 08:42 PM

Keep the extra handle on that grinder, good gloves on, eye/ear protection, leather chaps, and do your stretching exercises first.

You know how a stone can grab and next thing you know, your grinder is running down the piece of steel?  Well, imagine that in a circle.  

 

Doug, we recently missed out on a video of a run away engine because of camera failure, be sure to set yours up in a safe spot so we don't miss out

My #1 rule is NO ACCIDENTS, do what ever you can to prevent them.

Been hurt to many times over the yrs and learned this the hard way.


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