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SmokinPRanch
11-03-2011, 05:46 PM
I had a chance this morning to try out a new style wheel for aluminum that fits a 4 1/2" grinder.

I've seen a lot of tools in my time but every once in a while you get to see something that makes you say "wow". This one done that for me.

Angie made a video of the wheel in use. Even at that it doesn't do it justice. It cut amazingly fast with no pressure at all. For beveling or grooving it would be amazing.

Presently I'm not doing any aluminum work so I didn't purchase one. I made Angie take the video because anybody that is working in aluminum needs to see this. I'm going to start hunting for aluminum work just so I can buy the wheel.

Al

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DS00GlQbYAg

Cryo Gal
11-03-2011, 09:19 PM
Hollywood will be calling any minute now Al! Thanks to you and Chris for letting me come and visit!

Bob the Welder
11-03-2011, 09:30 PM
I see an Oscar in your future Al! Makes a lot of chips but makes quick work of that aluminum too!

Cryo Gal
11-03-2011, 09:39 PM
Chips are a good thing...no respirable dust

Showdog75
11-03-2011, 10:10 PM
How much do they cost? Who carries them? Have you got any demo wheels for WW members? I will take one.

SmokinPRanch
11-03-2011, 10:12 PM
I see an Oscar in your future Al! Makes a lot of chips but makes quick work of that aluminum too!

Sure was a lot of chips Bob. They were nice curls like from a milling machine.And it was really fast. Wish I had one when I worked for J&J used a lot of aluminum there.

When you gonna be working up this way?


Al

forhire
11-03-2011, 10:45 PM
Is this the one? Is it using cemented carbide?

https://www.partsmaster.us/SitePages/Products.aspx?Code=010110

Cryo Gal
11-03-2011, 10:52 PM
Thats the one. It is carbide tips, yes...and cryotreated

Rick V
11-03-2011, 11:21 PM
Anyone got a price on these?

mrmikey
11-04-2011, 05:07 AM
I wonder how it handles the occasional hit to steel , if you hit the vice, bench etc by accident....Mike

Bob the Welder
11-04-2011, 05:24 PM
Al, I'm hoping to be at LaSalle Station in late January if I work refuel. Braidwood is in April. I don't think a person's body parts (skin or bones) would fare very well if they came into contact with that cutter! BE CAREFULL!!! After all, it makes math easier when you have all of your digits!:laugh::laugh:

Mikel_24
11-04-2011, 06:36 PM
I need one of those baddly... Untill now I have been cutting aluminum with stainless zip discs on the angle grinder but they load up, it is slow and wears the discs very fast. I haven't had much luck with the jigsaw either. Noisy as hell and somehow it catches and the damn saw gets out of controll. I got recently a circular saw for wood which I have been told it can be used for aluminum as well... But that won't work for rounding up corners, cleaning cuts and such.

As I said... I need one!

Mikel

mrmikey
11-04-2011, 09:08 PM
A router works great for aluminum also....Mike

ed mac
11-04-2011, 10:30 PM
why not show the cutting wheel up close and where are thy made

Cryo Gal
11-06-2011, 07:52 PM
why not show the cutting wheel up close and where are thy made

Made in Denmark
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/301946_140752156023496_133028496795862_188301_2132 544937_n.jpg

power
11-06-2011, 08:30 PM
:) Thats purty dam kool!! going to have to get one soon!!! Thanx for sharing I hope the John Deere hyd pump coupler in the video was old and worn out tho...LOL

Rick V
11-06-2011, 08:49 PM
Hey come-on... enough 'amazing' talk; what's the price?

soutthpaw
11-06-2011, 09:33 PM
It looks like they are on pre-order basis still.... would like to know price though

Jack Olsen
11-06-2011, 10:10 PM
Cool tool.

It is surprising how well aluminum works with a lot of wood-cutting tools. In the interest of future searchers, here's a video of a manifold flange being 'machined' with a router that would normally be used for wood (http://youtu.be/fLPhUcR6sY4).

<iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fLPhUcR6sY4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

fdcmiami
11-06-2011, 11:14 PM
i frequently have to remove aluminum welds from a deck, work boats normally, or prep a nasty surface on the hull or deck for a weld. i use my hitachi circular saw moving sideways. whatever blade is in it. takes a little practice but you get better at it. rips the old stuff right off. this looks like a better alternative.

37ford4dr
11-07-2011, 10:44 AM
looks like a nice cutting blade, how long do you suppose that they last?

soutthpaw
11-07-2011, 03:24 PM
I got a PM from a member "Cryo Gal" with the price . Not sure why they didn't post to the thread ? maybe because not a site sponsor or something. I would have to be cutting a lot of aluminum to justify buying one...
The 4" is $175, the 5" is $275. Id be happy to get one sent to you.

umahunter
11-07-2011, 05:13 PM
that does sound steep but i guess it depends how long it lasts cool wheel regardless

Jack Olsen
11-07-2011, 05:53 PM
For my uses, you'd need to nudge the decimal point over to the left one space to make it worthwhile. :)

But I'm sure there are jobs where it would pay for itself in saved time. And it's nice to see a new type of technology.

soutthpaw
11-07-2011, 06:39 PM
yep i understand it is a new product but its still only some steel and 8 pieces of carbide ... I could see paying 50 or 75 bucks... for the price they are asking I would definitely have to try the thing out first. Kind of like the Multiplaz I went and demoed. neat peice of equipment but not at $2000.

farmall
11-07-2011, 07:07 PM
lazeyjack on the boatdesign forums uses the blade shown below.

http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/metal-boat-building/cutting-welding-2-5083-plate-20190.html

SmokinPRanch
11-07-2011, 10:22 PM
I got a PM from a member "Cryo Gal" with the price . Not sure why they didn't post to the thread ? maybe because not a site sponsor or something. I would have to be cutting a lot of aluminum to justify buying one...

I posted it because I got to try it out and thought that it would fill a need for someone doing a lot of aluminum work. I don't have any aluminum work presently so I couldn't purchase one either. Didn't want it to be thought of as an ad, rather a look at something new that might be of use to guys doing work to justify it.

From what I saw it looks like it will last if used properly. The framework seemed stout, ran well balanced, The carbide looks to be of good thickness behind the cutting edge to provide strength. The frame looked to provide good support of the carbide inserts.

Anybody that works with carbide knows that it is hard and can be chipped if not used properly. There are also many grades of carbide and I cannot say what grade is used in this tool.

If I had the work I would buy one in a second. In the right application I could see an ROI. It cut amazingly fast and is convenient to use on the grinder.

Anyway, hope it helps someone out.

Al