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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Okay for when I prep metal, I have some "extra thin cut off wheels" for cutting metal, then big round sanding things for sanding the paint off. I heard something about someone using grinding stones (maybe simular to a bench grinder /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif) for grinding down welds, and defects in the metal. Is this something i should pick up for my grinders? Thanks
     
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    i just use an 8" grinder disks, on a large grinder, not the little ones it'll take out just about what ever you need. If not get a carbide gauger that'll take anything off.

    (note: you DO NOT need this)
     
  3. Fry

    Fry 1/2 ton status

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    I bought some flapper discs for smoothing metal, they work awesome but come in at around $5 a piece, they seem to last a while and you can get them in different grits.
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

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    Are flapper disks like a stone, or are they like sand paper on the bottom?
     
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    there like a bunch of sand paper, layered around a wheel, so they all ' /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gifflap'
     
  6. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    woah! Never see one of those before /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
    So no one has used something like a stone thing?
     
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    I like the one I bought, seems to work pretty good.
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    Okay, I will look at those the next time I pick up more cut-off wheels /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    Yep, get a "1/4" (thick) grinding wheel". Buy a box of them, I get 10 at a time.
     
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    I have the grinding wheels mentioned above for fitment work and 120 grit flap disks for finish work.

    The flap disks are heavy duty shingled sand paper type wheels.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Yep, get a "1/4" (thick) grinding wheel". Buy a box of them, I get 10 at a time.

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    Okay I will get some of those too /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    i use nothing but flap disc's. Check e-bay. You can find good deals on them once in a while.
     
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    flap disks wear to quick and cost too much for the "rough grinding" i just use them for finish work. i use 1/4" grinding disks for the "rough grinding"
     
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    Okay I will be getting some of those too /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    You can get the 1/4" grinder discs in ten packs at harbor Freight for like 5 bucks when they are on sale, same thing with the cuttoff discs.
     
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    I don;t have a HF near me so I just use home depot /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    There you go /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif, but if you are ever in need of some cheap tools from china, i think you can buy them online from HF also.
     
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    LOL, yeah there is a few things I am getting, like cut off wheels, and now 1/4" grinding discs. But I don't have enough money for shipping and all right now... got to focus on the k5, not more tools /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    The HF cut off wheels are too thick and don't last very long. Home Depot has sales for .99 ea and they are worth it.
     
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    okay I will just go to home depot then /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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