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    widow maker

    mason's 10" diamond wheel (PS no eye protection or respirator either)
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    Re: widow maker

    BTDT

    Very handy for doing faux rock work, takes a bit of getting used to the gyroscopic precession though

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    Re: widow maker

    It could make a real man out of ya......or not.
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    Re: widow maker

    LOL!!!!! yeah!!!! might do the opposite you really got to watch out for the things you do routinely... like sitting the grinder on the ground right after you're done with it!!!

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    Re: widow maker

    Widow/soprano maker!

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    Re: widow maker

    I've got one really similar to that, A black and decker 9" with a 10" diamond blade on it. Only mine's worse, it has a on/off switch instead of a trigger. Cannot set it down at all until it stops spinning, the gyroscopic motion will make the grinder move on its own if its still spinning. It's the sweetest undercut/jamb saw there is though. Used it a lot to cut on foundations where I couldn't get the big and bulky concrete saw in place. Also indoors where gas powered equipment will smoke people out.

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    Re: widow maker

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    mason's 10" diamond wheel (PS no eye protection or respirator either)
    over the years i've seen plenty of guys using that setup. almost invisible behind a cloud of dust squinting to see WTH their cutting. no mask and no face-shield was de rigueur.
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    Re: widow maker

    I'm sure I do lots of stuff at work that would make those unfamiliar with the collision repair industry squeamish, but I gotta say no thanks on that grinder setup. I lost the knuckles off of a couple gloves before I threw out my old 4 1/2" grinder and bought one with a guard. I know there are situations when you've got to get in to a tight spot and the dangerous way is the only way, but i would lock that thing up for emergency use only.

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    Re: widow maker

    Good way to easily lose fingers or other appendages.

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    Re: widow maker

    I'm more concerned about lack of eye protection or dust mask...

    You know you might lose part of a hand and try to be careful, can't predict eye damage or keep away from dust.
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    Re: widow maker

    Should have eye protection for sure but the whole set up is an accident waiting to happen.

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    Re: widow maker

    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    Should have eye protection for sure but the whole set up is an accident waiting to happen.
    A micro small piece of cement dust in your eye is very painful and irritating. Been there.
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