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Forum topic by Karda posted 07-09-2017 01:17 AM 381 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-09-2017 01:17 AM

Hi, I have a home built bench griner that runs between 1700 and 1800 RPMs. Is it possible to mount an angle grinder blade on it for cutting tool steel thanks


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#1 posted 07-09-2017 01:29 AM

Why not, as long as it fits the arbor and you have a table to help stabilize what you want to cut. It’ll be slow, but doable…...... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson) www.woodturnerstools.com

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#2 posted 07-09-2017 01:48 AM

ok thanks I’ll try that, its that or HF

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#3 posted 07-09-2017 02:02 AM

ok thanks I ll try that, its that or HF
- Karda

Or a hacksaw, or a reciprocating saw, or a metal cutting disc in a dremel…

I’m not sure I’d want to cut metal on a bench grinder, even if it’s just bar stock. Let us know how you make out if you do try it.

Cheers,
Brad

PS: That grinder might not be fast enough… depending on the size of the grinding disc, they typically run somewhere between 5000-12000 rpm.

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 07-09-2017 02:14 AM

I really think an angle grinder is the way
to go for cutting steel with a disc. I’ve
done it for years with no accidents.

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#5 posted 07-09-2017 10:22 AM

The HF angle grinder for $10 works fine for cutting steel. They are so cheap, I bought 2. One has a cutting wheel. The other has a grinding wheel.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#6 posted 07-09-2017 10:57 AM

Leave your bench grinder alone and go pick up the angle grinder. It would be much safer to have your stock secured and you cutting with the grinder than the other way around.

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#7 posted 07-09-2017 11:04 AM

I agree with what’s written above.
I assume your home built grinder has tool rests to support the piece you are grinding. (there aren’t many who grind free hand these days)

If you clamp your steel to the tool rest, and rig a lever to lift it into the cutting wheel, it will be very controllable.

Have fun and be safe

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#8 posted 07-09-2017 02:19 PM

Just do it and let us know.

-- Google first, search forums second, ask questions later.

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#9 posted 07-09-2017 02:25 PM

10.oo for an angle grinder, least I have seen i 14.99

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#10 posted 07-09-2017 04:10 PM

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#11 posted 07-09-2017 04:18 PM

wherre can I find the coupon all I can find is the one on sale for 49.99

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#12 posted 07-09-2017 04:32 PM

Use the coupon I posted. It’s in about every woodworking/diy mag.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#13 posted 07-09-2017 04:47 PM

ok will that work

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