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  1. #1 Got A Real Grinder!-Gold Dust Build 
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    After seeing I needed to trim a little more here and there and fix my bumper after GSW, I got a real grinder and some cut off wheels last night.

    Whoooooooo!!!!! It's like cutting butter. I'm cleaning up all that pesky sheet metal.

    Stop me before the roof comes off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBoulderCO

    Stop me before the roof comes off!
    Why would I do a silly thing like that??
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    I won't. But my old grinder was junk compared to this one. It's fun to cut now!
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    What kind of grinder?
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    Yea what brand?

    A good grinder and sawzall are a wheelers best friends.
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    It's nothing special but my old one was junk and I was sick of using it.

    Makita angle grinder, 4 1/2", 7.5amps, 10,000rpm, $70 at Home Depot

    I made some new mounts for my front TR bumper, it got tweaked hitting a big ledge on Golden Spike.

    Cut up some 1/4" plate like butter. While the bumper was off, I cut up some sheet metal under the front fenders.

    Having a good tool makes one look for things to use it on. Maybe I should re-phrase that.
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    When we going to buggy it?
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    John was using his front bumper like a ice breaker, bang, crunch, crash...oh, I guess I can't climb that?


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    And here this whole time I just thought the bumpers came pre-dented like that
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    U took the guard off right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy
    U took the guard off right?
    Be careful with that, I've launched cutoff wheels at peoples heads before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
    John was using his front bumper like a ice breaker, bang, crunch, crash...oh, I guess I can't climb that?

    Hunter
    Great analogy!!!! That is how I use the TR bumper to get up big ledges, an ARB bumper can't do that!

    But I did climb it! Even after I fell off that big ledge (that's when the bumper moved on it's mounts) I broke sandstone (ice) and got back up it!
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    I recently told Justin that the grinder that he got me a few years ago was the most used tool in our garage. I have the Makita as well and like it because it has a trigger instead of a slider switch. I want my grinder to shut off immediately when I let go of the trigger.

    I've also started wearing welding gloves when using the grinder, not only for the sparks but the occasional slips. I "wire wheeled" the tip off of my finger this spring before using welding gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OverkillZJ
    Be careful with that, I've launched cutoff wheels at peoples heads before.

    That happens. But it just gets in the way some times. I actually cut my left hand pointing finger with my grinder. About an 1.5 cut. Super glued it back together...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy
    That happens. But it just gets in the way some times. I actually cut my left hand pointing finger with my grinder. About an 1.5 cut. Super glued it back together...
    Yeah you really gotta be careful though. I keep the guards on my grinders at home all the time, but at work none of the grinders have them and I nick myself probably once every 2 weeks. Reminds you how dangerous that shit really is.. Working on my own stuff, I've only needed to take the guard off a handful of times, so they come off only as needed and then go right back on.
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    Talked to the Occupational Health & Safety guy at work on one of his inspections and he said instead of removing the guards entirely we could get away with cutting them down to the width of the grinder body and still be legal and it wouldn't allow your hand to slip up into the grinding disc. Works like a charm and no more hassles with OH&S.
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    Chuck Norris would have caught the flying disc in his beard.



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    LOL.

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    Yeah I took mine off, not only does it get in the way, but I bought 5" grinder discs by mistake a while back and they wouldn't fit with the guard on.
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    It is like cutting brush and trees for the fire season; once you start it is really hard to stop. You only realize how much you cut when you start hauling the debris to the heap.
    Snowman

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    All seriousness aside => 95 ZJ, 3.5" RE, Body Armor, Radiator Support, Steering Gear Support, ARBs front and rear.



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    Yea metal can disappear all to easily.

    Taking the gaurd off a grinder can be dangerous.
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    I went through 6 cutting disks in the last two days. I'm not done yet.
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    I haven't run a guard on mine in years. I usually wear gloves when grinding though, mostly just for protection from sparks.
    Quote Originally Posted by ATL ZJ
    it's a hobby that rarely makes good financial sense.
    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska ZJ
    I can proudly say that I am one of the "OG's" of mutilating a perfectly good luxury SUV.
    1996 V8, Claytons, HP30/D44a locked, ARB, winch, WJ brakes and high steer, 33s, some body damage.
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    I took a grinder to the leg a few weeks back because it had no gaurd.
    Got cought in the metal I was cutting, ripped out of my hands, the back end came flying into my knee. If the gaurd had been on I would have been fine.
    Thankfully it didn't cut very deep or do any serious damage to my knee but I do have a cool looking scar now
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBoulderCO
    I went through 6 cutting disks in the last two days. I'm not done yet.
    Is it a buggy now?
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