Edited by LTD, July 30, 2012 - 07:53 PM.
Hand Held Grinder Safety
Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:56 PM
Posted March 22, 2012 - 06:46 AM
Posted July 28, 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted July 28, 2012 - 08:16 PM
When I was cleaning up the rims for my GTV I had the wire wheel brush on the angle grinder. I had rags stuck in the hubs to keep the gunk out of it. As I worked the vibration brought the rag out of the hole just a little bit and the wheel caught it. It slung around and hit me with that rag across the knuckles several times before I could drop it. Then it was a race with the grinder running across the yard with the rag flailing away and me trying to grab teh cord to unplug it. IT was on a 100 foot extension cord. I think it got about 50 feet before I got the plug.
What? No video? LOL! I am glad you were not hurt!
Posted December 26, 2012 - 01:06 PM
I don't know what to say, but WOW! I have a few angle grinders, one without the guard that I use the flexible sanding disks with. No guard so I can use the next size up disk . . . . dumb ass! It's a 41/2 grinder, but the 5 inch disks are only a nickel more. . . . Anyone else thought the same?
No injury is worth a nickel. Especially one like that.
Clearly I'm a little late to chime in on the topic, but maybe it will bring the topic back up for the other newbies to have a look at.
- marlboro180 said thank you