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Old 05-28-2016, 09:39 AM   #21
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:39 AM   #22
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i definitely found it to be speed verse the life of disc. grind on the edge waaay faster and eats the **** out of discs , but grind on the angle how your supposed to takes a bit longer and saves them.. all about what the time is worth.
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Old 05-28-2016, 11:40 AM   #23
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i definitely found it to be speed verse the life of disc. grind on the edge waaay faster and eats the **** out of discs , but grind on the angle how your supposed to takes a bit longer and saves them.. all about what the time is worth.
It grinds the most efficiently, both for the tool and your time, by using it the right way.
Now that I've done it on a couple buses, I could probably get the seats out in a quarter of the time it took me the first time around.
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I've thought about it more and I think I DID in fact replace my old disc last year.
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:41 PM   #24
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DANG! $200 on Grinding discs?? Are they diamond??
And sanders and incidental tools. I have to grind out every bolt in my chair rails they go fast.
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Old 05-28-2016, 12:46 PM   #25
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I've been using the same angle grinder since my first bus back in 03' or 04'. Its a semi-cheap Hitachi.
I have a local friend here who was using their angle to get the seats out. He said they kept going through discs. Turned out he wasn't using it at an angle but was grinding with the flat part of the disc!

Ouch, and no im using the cutting portionnof the disk. I just have over 200 seated, in channel bolts i needed to remove.
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Ouch, and no im using the cutting portionnof the disk. I just have over 200 seated, in channel bolts i needed to remove.
Ten four. Like I said- I'm not trying to be argumentative or anything.
It just that I've gotten two 35' chair rails, all the seats out of two buses, and countless rivets on one disc.
All that demo work in my thread- that's from essentially one disc.
But, enough of this- Looking forward to seeing your progress. Its always nice to see someone working hard on something cool.
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Old 05-28-2016, 03:23 PM   #27
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that what i was wondering. or did they come with grinder?
Thin cut off wheels work great for cutting seat legs but are wasted if trying to cut bolt heads?
Get a regular 1/4" grinding disk for the bolt heads and just have someone underneath turning wrenches while your topside and only cut the ones that are stubborn.
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Use the edge of the wheel and work side to side enough to cover the actuall bolt and don't worry about the ears left on the bolt head and if you think your close use a center point chisel with hand guard or at least some pliers and a 2 lb sledge to pop it through?
Just an idea? I didn't have to deal with chair rails butt have done a lot of grinding in crazy places.
If you use the edge of the wheel it will stay flat and if use use it on its side it will bevel the edge of the disk.
Maybe keep one for flat grinding and one for side grinding and the flat grinding ones always make good leftovers for side grinding.
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Old 05-28-2016, 04:15 PM   #29
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I mus be doing it wrong too.. because when I grind I go through a ton of wheels and use up a LOT of air... my comressor just runs constantly and my grinder gets ice cold in my hand...

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I mus be doing it wrong too.. because when I grind I go through a ton of wheels and use up a LOT of air... my comressor just runs constantly and my grinder gets ice cold in my hand...

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I'm using an electric one.
But yeah, I mean no big deal or anything... But if you do it the right way one disc can last a good long while.
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