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    Very pretty. Shows how a small grinder can so serious work.

    Here is my copy from about 20 or so years back plus a big daddy. Oil bottle for size perspective

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    I put a bit too much pressure so have bent it a bit (like some commercial ones I have) but it still works fine.

    You can never have enough clamps/cramps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranald View Post
    Very pretty. Shows how a small grinder can so serious work.

    Here is my copy from about 20 or so years back plus a big daddy. Oil bottle for size perspective

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    I put a bit too much pressure so have bent it a bit (like some commercial ones I have) but it still works fine.

    You can never have enough clamps/cramps.

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    Ranald
    Thanks ranald.
    It was first time I tried to cut solid steel bar with this stand and thin disc. I have to say its dangerous. I dont know if I use it again for solid thick steel but if I try it I use a thick disck.

    Nice pic. Its realy good feeling to have your homemade tools for 20 year and still working.

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    Thanks PowerMk! We've added your Heavy Duty C Clamp to our Clamps category,
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    Thanks ranald! We've added your C Clamp to our Clamps category,
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    Quote Originally Posted by PowerMk View Post
    Thanks ranald.
    It was first time I tried to cut solid steel bar with this stand and thin disc. I have to say its dangerous. I dont know if I use it again for solid thick steel but if I try it I use a thick disck.

    Nice pic. Its realy good feeling to have your homemade tools for 20 year and still working.
    Yeah, those thin discs can splinter everywhere cuttin through clothes etc. A friend copped some in the face (& hospital) because he would close his eyes rather than waste time & fit safety glasses. Of course in a stand the machine doesn't wander a couple of degrees which usually causes the disintegration (or a previously wet disc). the other of course is pushing/forcing the tool beyond its design. seen plenty of guys wrecking even drills by pushing too hard.

    Quality discs cost more & seem to be more forgiving so worth it.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranald View Post
    Yeah, those thin discs can splinter everywhere cuttin through clothes etc. A friend copped some in the face (& hospital) because he would close his eyes rather than waste time & fit safety glasses. Of course in a stand the machine doesn't wander a couple of degrees which usually causes the disintegration (or a previously wet disc). the other of course is pushing/forcing the tool beyond its design. seen plenty of guys wrecking even drills by pushing too hard.

    Quality discs cost more & seem to be more forgiving so worth it.
    Cheers
    Now your friend knows why he needs to wear protective equipment.
    In this video I used 1.2 mm disk and today I tried with 2.5mm disc and its much better.


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