Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Out of control power trowel - GIF

  1. #1
    Jon
    Jon is offline Jon has agreed the Seller's Terms of Service
    Administrator Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Posts
    14,352
    Thanks
    2,968
    Thanked 8,248 Times in 2,796 Posts

    Out of control power trowel - GIF

    Out of control power trowel.



    Previously:

    Spin Screed
    Screedsaver MAX - laser leveling screed machine

  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    baja (09-25-2018), KustomsbyKent (09-24-2018), Seedtick (09-24-2018), Toolmaker51 (09-29-2018), will52100 (09-26-2018)

  3. #2
    bruce.desertrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    157
    Thanks
    83
    Thanked 171 Times in 82 Posts

    bruce.desertrat's Tools
    looks like a midget, demented Dalek from Dr. Who...

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to bruce.desertrat For This Useful Post:

    PJs (09-25-2018), will52100 (09-26-2018)

  5. #3
    ranald's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Location
    Black Mountain Queensland
    Posts
    714
    Thanks
    496
    Thanked 197 Times in 132 Posts

    ranald's Tools
    Hi Jinx. Funny to watch. That almost happened to me the first time i used a commercial floor polisher but i held on till I could shut it down and stop its escape. My boss laughed and smiled " the first time I used one it put me through a plate glass window of a bank" causing all sorts of dilemna.:bank manager, police, repair folk (who didn't do call-outs in those days) etc. With that note I felt much less impotent.
    John Wayne would have sorted it with a las-hoo unlike those pilgrams.
    Last edited by ranald; 09-24-2018 at 07:28 PM. Reason: additional info

  6. #4
    Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    3,390
    Thanks
    601
    Thanked 2,872 Times in 1,457 Posts

    Frank S's Tools
    I swear I recognize 2 of those guys the one in the green shirt we called Filipino John and the larger guy in the red shirt is either Femil or Rague
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  7. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    116
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 49 Times in 41 Posts
    Hold'er down Newt! Don't let'er rare now!

  8. #6
    marksbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    189
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 51 Times in 42 Posts
    my first thought was riding a floor buffer in the usaf....what a ride...I was a kid.. but the 2nd thought was look for a big water hose...the plastic sheeting was a good idea.

  9. #7
    Ralphxyz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    426
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 85 Times in 70 Posts

    Ralphxyz's Tools
    my first big floor polisher was a similar experience luckily the cord was pulled before any damage was done.

    Ralph

  10. #8
    PJs
    PJs is offline
    PJs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northern CA
    Posts
    1,844
    Thanks
    8,314
    Thanked 991 Times in 662 Posts

    PJs's Tools
    I was thinking that could have messed up a whole days work in no time and was an episode of Keystone Cops for sure.
    ‘‘Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.’’
    Mark Twain

  11. #9

    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    21
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    First time that happened to me the accursed thing homed in on my....groinal area. I did better maintenance on the clutch release after that.

  12. #10
    Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    3,390
    Thanks
    601
    Thanked 2,872 Times in 1,457 Posts

    Frank S's Tools
    I imagine either the throttle leaver was wired open or there was no dead man switch on it
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •