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useful things,I have 4 n 9" one .................BUT.............the 9 inchers are dangerous suckers, why don't they fit em with a motor break to stop the overrun?............having glanced across my leg with one it aint a whole lot of fun!
 

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Yeah I done one across my leg 10 or so years ago. Took a month to heal :rolleyes:
 

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yep, my left index finger went round inside the guard on my 4 1/2" grinder with a new grinding wheel fitted. took it down to the bone about 1/4" wide, but the skin/flesh grew back in time. just got no feeling that side of my fingertip now, except for hot stuff that now feels like an electric shock.
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Yeah, they can be vicious things, but how did we manage without them before? Funny thing with angle grinder sizes. I've a 4" B&D one that's probably thirty/thirty five years or so old that I bought 50/50 with my brother (they must have been expensive back then). Then the norm seemed to be 4½". Now you go into Lidl etc and they sell 125mm (5") ones.
 

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i couldn't imagine not having grinders, i currently have 4 on the go so i'm not constantly swapping wheels/discs. grinding disc, slitting disc, flap wheel and twist knot wire cup wheel. that's just 4 1/2". also got 2 9", grinding and stone cutting. that's without the 12" petrol disc cutter and the 12" chop saw. mmmmm, do i have a sickness?????
 

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it when you put them down on the floor still running and that take off like a bat out of hell across the workshop
 
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yep, my left index finger went round inside the guard on my 4 1/2" grinder with a new grinding wheel fitted. took it down to the bone about 1/4" wide, but the skin/flesh grew back in time. just got no feeling that side of my fingertip now, except for hot stuff that now feels like an electric shock.
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Ouch!!!
 

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I have two a Ryobi cordless one that is brilliant and a cheapo mains powered one (cant remember theh make but they cost about forty quid in the local DIY shop). That ones ok but has a really awkward "safety" button on the switch which probably makes it more dangerous.
I do think that the angle grinder's close relative the power planer is even more dangerous.....(in my hands anyway)
 
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