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Thread: Wire Knot Wheel on a 4.5" Grinder...

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    Wire Knot Wheel on a 4.5" Grinder...

    Will fark your sh*t up if'n you ain't careful. I was using it just a few minutes ago almost overhead and it caught an edge of the metal and grabbed... Slung it back and into my side just north of my hip... Got a sore spot and will likely have a bruise. Hurt like hell too. Just glad there weren't any witnesses cause it was embarassing enough as it was and would have only been that much worse if their had been witnesses... It shut me down for a few minutes to re-gain the ol composure... I think I may have slightly knocked the wheel out of balance cause now when I use it there is a hell of a vibration in it. I don't think I tore anything up... well, besides my side I don't think I tore anything up anyway.
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    Ouch! Hope the rest of your day goes better Bluesman.
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    Those twisty wires from the brush can penetrate quite deeply too. Glad it wasn't any worse than it was Bluesman.
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    The problem that I had with the same tool, was my own falt. I was using it one handed and it caught on a piece of metal and removed some skin on the back of my left hand.
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    Yep, this was a cup brush... Don't know if I mentioned that or not. Got a hell of a bruise out of the ordeal and learned a thing or two as well. AND YES, I had a couple of them wires sling loose and one of them happened to catch me in the groin area... It didn't go through my work pants, luckily I had on good heavy canvas style long pants, but it hurt like hell and made me have one of those dreaded, "Oh, sh*t! What if...." moments... You know, complete with the painful to think about mental image and all... LOL
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    Well I kinda know the feeling...I usually buy cheapo grinders with a Coupon for 10 bucks...I decided to get a good one and this thing has maybe 3x the power. Makes my whole hand shake...I am too scared to put a wire wheel on it.
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    The knotted wheels generally don't throw wires the way the crimped wire wheels do, but they are hell when they catch an edge. As for the crimped wheels, I've had thrown wires penetrate heavy work clothes and pierce the skin. Once I pulled a wire out that was over 3/8" deep in my arm.
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    Hurt your pride did it.Could always try an encapsulated wire brush to keeps the wires from flying and digging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigqk View Post
    Hurt your pride did it.Could always try an encapsulated wire brush to keeps the wires from flying and digging.
    what is an encapusulated wire brush?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigqk View Post
    Hurt your pride did it.
    Nope, my "pride" is still fully intact and functional! It just hurt my arm.
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