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    Angle Grinder Nest

    After you turn off your angle grinder, what do you do with it? Placing it immediately down on the workbench can be dangerous since it may bounce around and could hit you. Here is a simple nest that will stabilize the grinder as it spins down.

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    http://rick.sparber.org/AGN.pdf


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    I just stop the grinder on whatever I'm working on. A little more spinning on what I'm doing usually doesn't matter. Though with a side handle attached a grinder will just sit there anyways. A couple of my grinders have a rib in the back of them that they rest on flipped over. You can see it on the 7/9s in this picture https://i.imgur.com/Nq40UA9.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfredX1 View Post
    I just stop the grinder on whatever I'm working on. A little more spinning on what I'm doing usually doesn't matter. Though with a side handle attached a grinder will just sit there anyways. A couple of my grinders have a rib in the back of them that they rest on flipped over. You can see it on the 7/9s in this picture https://i.imgur.com/Nq40UA9.jpg
    Thanks pfredX1. It is always humbling (in a good sort of way) to have someone find a far better solution to the problem at hand. You have again illustrated my claim that All of us are smarter than any one of us. I have updated the article: http://rick.sparber.org/AGN.pdf

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    How I work is why I tend to prefer paddle switch grinders. Because they're easier to feather than side switch models. I'll pay extra for a paddle switch model. I don't think I own any side switch angle grinders. Rat tail angle grinders are cool too. They have clicker switches in them which offer feather action too. In some instances always switched on angle grinders can be good too though. Come to think about it I do have one side switch angle grinder. It has a band file accessory on it. I don't use that very much. I always break the bands. I don't even know where that grinder is right now. I think I saw it in a cabinet a while back? The cabinet of tools I don't use very much.

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    If working at a bench having a dedicated rest for the small grinders is a nice idea If working in a booth screwing a steel plate on the back of the grinder and having a 90 lb magnet mounted on the wall of the booth works well also. or just hang it by the dick or brush on the top of the wall NOT still spinning of course.
    I've known some guys who had gone so far as to bend a piece of welding rod into a half circle then tack weld it to 2 of the screws that mount the head to the body to use as a hang loop. and have a hook bolted to their magnet, this works well when working up on steel structures for pipeline work we never worried about what to do with the grinders that was what helpers were for.
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    Thanks Rick! We've added your Angle Grinder Nest to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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