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Grinder Problem?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Okay, One of my dads grinders has a 5" grinding disc on, and went to use it the other day, so I fired 'er up and noticed it spinning weirdly. So I turned it off and noticed somehow the disc wore out in an oval type shape. It looks like one side is almost toast, and the other is almost new. I'm very confused on this. Any help would be great. Sorry if this is not the appropriate forum /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  2. bigyellowjimmy

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    Probably broke the edge off the grinding wheel, just replace it... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    replace it, ive destroyed a 1/4" grinding disk in about 2 hours of srtaight grinding once. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

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    Probably broke the edge off the grinding wheel, just replace it... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    Darn, never thought about it breaking off.. thanks /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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  6. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    replace it, ive destroyed a 1/4" grinding disk in about 2 hours of srtaight grinding once. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

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    You can wear them out alot quicker than that. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I've worn out a new 7" wheel in half an hour- Thats really leaning on the grinder though. Just as much wornm out wheel dust coming out as there is sparks. It's a mess. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    Yea I was going to say a good day of grinding and I have burned up 3 7 in wheels and 5 4.5 in wheels they are cheap and easy to replace so you better get used to changing them out. sounds like youres tried blowing apart it happens be sure not to drop them that is usually what causes that.. /forums/images/graemlins/crewcab.gif /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif
     
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    Not to sound stupid but always unplug a grinder before you try to change a wheel, even if you think it's "safe" not to do so.
     
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    Not to sound stupid but always unplug a grinder before you try to change a wheel, even if you think it's "safe" not to do so.

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    Don't worry, my dad taught me to always unplug power tools when changing something like a grinding disc. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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