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    Safety Reminder

    Angle grinder cutoff disc exploded on me today. Destroyed one of the lenses on my safety glasses. Very glad I had them on. Would easily have been my right eye.



    Just a friendly reminder to never slack on safety.

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    When I worked in a camper factory, our frame guy always cleaned up his welds with an angle grinder, kind of a high speed one. One day the disc exploded on him and a piece hit him in the forehead and split it wide open. I heard him hollar at me and I turned around to him with blood streaming down his face( kinda like WWF Wrestling) and him standing there in a daze. It took 23 stitches to close it. Be very careful around them,,, Play safe kids,,,

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    I think I'll go back to my hacksaw for a while !!

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    I've only had one explode, and it was on an 18,000 rpm pneumatic. Wheel was rated for 20k, but whatever..it exploded.

    Did not feel good when it hit.

    Good reminder. I don't always wear safety gear.

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    ****, I have been smacked in the face with a paper 80 grit sanding disk flying off a DA, and that hurt! I couldn't imagine a cut off disk breaking, OUCH! Would be an under statement I think.


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