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Old 05-05-2018, 12:57 PM   #11
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I started my bus demo with HF 4 1/2" cut off wheels. I then switched to multipacl of Diablo from Home Depot. The diabloe seem to last a little longer and I had fewer blowouts. However, I'm on my last Diablo and picked up some HF disks last night. I'll post the difference, if any, that I notice.
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:57 PM   #12
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Only ended up making one cut with HF wheel today. It seemed to work about the same.
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Only ended up making one cut with HF wheel today. It seemed to work about the same.
For consumables, they're cheap enough that they're really hard to beat.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:45 PM   #14
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Less than $8 for ten wheels. The others are $23~ for 15 wheels. No doubt the savings is worth it. I have now gone through a minimum of 50 cut off disks during this demo and patch phase.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:44 AM   #15
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I have a buisness doing metal fabrication, hf wheels are terrible compared to good quality ones. I can make one good wheel last longer than the whole pack of hf. If you are only using them one or twice a year they are great. If you are going to do a lot of cutting go to a weld shop and ask them for their recommendations. That being said, if it is your first time using a grinder you should get the hf ones to practice. Please wear a full face shield, that wheel is spinning at more than 10,000 rpm and if you bend it sideways in the metal it explodes and flys everywhere.
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Less than $8 for ten wheels. The others are $23~ for 15 wheels. No doubt the savings is worth it. I have now gone through a minimum of 50 cut off disks during this demo and patch phase.
I've demo'd about 4 buses on 2 grinder discs and about 5 cutoff wheels. And that includes a roof raise!

You sure you're using them the right way?
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Nope, not sure at all.
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I've demo'd about 4 buses on 2 grinder discs and about 5 cutoff wheels. And that includes a roof raise!

You sure you're using them the right way?
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:41 AM   #18
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I've had to cut a couple of holes in the floor though...1525614016401.jpeg1525614035405.jpeg1525614057523.jpeg
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Been using these disks to cut holes in floor and to cut out patches from ceiling metal.
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Used the one on the right to cut out seat bolts. One on left is new. Perhaps it's because I use the thin cutoff wheels for the 4 1/2" grinder?1525614304296.jpeg
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