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Old 21-03-2017, 12:03 PM   #1081
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I use those for finishing my welds these days. Brilliant things.
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See, I refuse to wear gloves now when using things like angle grinders, drills etc- saw a fella at work get a glove caught in a pillar drill once ("degloved" him) so for me, they're for handling work only TBH. Maybe I'm doing the wrong thing, maybe it's just fluke... Sooner or later everyone using an angle grinder will end up with a scar or two though I reckon.
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I use those for finishing my welds these days. Brilliant things.
Does it do a good job - quick as a flap wheel, neat enough to work well?
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Does it do a good job - quick as a flap wheel, neat enough to work well?
Slightly different to a flap wheel. Not as aggressive so slower. More control though.
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See, I refuse to wear gloves now when using things like angle grinders...
I feel and do the same. I go for all out grip.
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See, I refuse to wear gloves now when using things like angle grinders, drills etc- saw a fella at work get a glove caught in a pillar drill once ("degloved" him) so for me, they're for handling work only TBH. Maybe I'm doing the wrong thing, maybe it's just fluke... Sooner or later everyone using an angle grinder will end up with a scar or two though I reckon.
I agree and have seen similar.

My glove was a thick PVC over cotton gauntlet affair, which without, the abrasion of the wire wheel would've taken out my main artery.

More by luck than design, in this case the glove gave me much needed and added protection.

The way it shredded and removed the glove so quickly was what was so shocking.
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Those knotted wheel wire brushes can be vicious. I always wear my welding gloves when using it. Saved my fingers many times.
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Those knotted wheel wire brushes can be vicious. I always wear my welding gloves when using it. Saved my fingers many times.
Having a guard on your grinder also helps
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The problem with gloves especially thick gauntlet type gloves they don't give you a proper grip or feel for the job you're doing.
Chances without the gloves you may not of let go.
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Having a guard on your grinder also helps
This ^

I had to remove the guard to get access - wrong tool for the job.

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The problem with gloves especially thick gauntlet type gloves they don't give you a proper grip or feel for the job you're doing.
Chances without the gloves you may not of let go.
It bit hard and ripped right out of my hands - they were grippy rubber coated ones so probably helped my grip. It was a no win scenario.

My own soft fault trying to using a grinder in a tight space near edges.
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