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Jun 26th, 2020 at 10:50am
 
There is certainly a case for making your own tools but when it becomes unsafe it's time to step back and look at what you're doing before you injure yourself.

This combination of things looks to be nothing more than an accident waiting to happen.
That's my opinion
I'm sure the person who made it and posted it online doesn't think there's anything wrong with it

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Reply #1 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 1:24pm
 
I would at least like to have more cutters on the grinder. Right now it only has 4. Also depends on the RPM of the grinder.

I agree, it does not appear safe.

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Reply #2 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 2:26pm
 
Glenn Jacobs wrote on Jun 26th, 2020 at 1:24pm:
I would at least like to have more cutters on the grinder



You can say that again.

Little "rule of thumb"
The gullet between the teeth/cutters, should not be three times as large as the size of what you're cutting, it's a safety thing.
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Reply #3 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 5:49pm
 
Falls into the category of just because you can doesn't mean you should.
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Reply #4 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 7:41pm
 
looks like an accident waiting to happen to me.  Especially since there are quality duplicators out there like the Vega units.  I know they cost but what's your safety worth?
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Reply #5 - Jun 26th, 2020 at 9:03pm
 
He's using 2 tie wraps, what more do you want?  Roll Eyes
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Reply #6 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 7:44am
 
Ed Weber wrote on Jun 26th, 2020 at 9:03pm:
He's using 2 tie wraps, what more do you want?  Roll Eyes


I was thinking the same exact thing!  Welll, it will probably be ok two outof three times, so just use it twice, right? 😝
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Reply #7 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 8:46am
 
If you're willing to bet your digits on those plastic straps not breaking, that's on you.

I think I must have been absent the day they handed everyone an angle grinder and told them, "Now you're a maker"

Even if your basic idea has merit, stop, stand back and look at what you're doing. This is how we end up with right-handed guys named Lefty.

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Reply #8 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 11:07am
 
Well, I do like the concept. Execution leaves a lot to be desired.....

Engineer's conundrum, "You can never invent some thing that is idiot proof. As soon as you do, some one invents a better idiot."

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Reply #9 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 12:06pm
 
Ed Weber wrote on Jun 27th, 2020 at 8:46am:
This is how we end up with right-handed guys named Lefty.
  I could take exception to this, but I started out left handed and still have all 5 digits on both hands.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

Glenn J.

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Reply #10 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 1:10pm
 
Okay Lefty, maybe I should have said Stumpy or Lucky  Undecided
Have a good weekend and work safe
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Reply #11 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 1:45pm
 
Did you ever wonder how much of the price of a ladder is insurance for the company that made the ladder.
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Reply #12 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 4:42pm
 
I have a grinder like that with a saw chain wheel.  Scares me when ever I turn it on.  But for some reason it does not seem to kick back.  No, I would not use that tool the way it is set up.  If that skinny workpiece fractures while it is turning who know what part of you it will be sticking into even if the angle grinder does not get you.

I sometimes turn stuff from treated 6x6 stock.  I sometimes mount the square block between centers, lock the lathe with the index pin, and grind down the corners a little with the grinder.   I guess I should make a sled for the band saw to cut off the corners when I get "a round tuit".
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Reply #13 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 6:30pm
 
Doesn't those grinders turn 20,000 RPM? That would be scary.
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Reply #14 - Jun 27th, 2020 at 6:36pm
 
I use a grinder occasionally when i have a large out of balance log section.  I use the chain saw disc with the lathe off and spindle locked to make it somewhat round.  I use a router speed control to limit the rpm's.
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