linuxmanxxx wrote:Sometimes picking up a simple hacksaw is the safest way and is good exercise too.
Kyle1911 wrote:A word about disc sanders...I have done a lot of shaping of aluminum on my 12" disc sander, and darn near blew myself up once. If you are grinding aluminum, and then need to shape a piece of steel you MUST clean out the dust collection area of your disc sander, and clean the disc as well. I discovered the hard way, that aluminum powder is explosive. (Fireworks are made with this stuff). The sparks from grinding steel are plenty hot to ignite it, under the right circumstance. I got away with it, fat, dumb, and happy for a long time. One day it went "WOOOOF!!!" in my face. It blew the plastic guard off, where the dust collects, and gave me powder burns on my hands and stomach. Scared the h*ll outta me, and could easily have started a fire. I never even considered the possibility before it happened, but I won't be making that mistake again! Stay safe. Kyle
paul.luna wrote: And I have NO idea what to use as trim.
John Foote wrote:If the glove hits the blade, your hand is going in there with it.
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