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    safety shield on a hand grinder

    The safety shield is there for a reasion, dont take it off. I know it is a pain in the butt some times, but don't remove it. Voice of experience.



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    I had a 3 inch pneumatic cutoff with a composite housing/guard. Wheel exploded, taking the guard with it. Smacked my hand pretty good, but I have to think it could have been worse had the guard not been in place.

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    Indeed, when a wheel flies apart, it scatters with some real velocity. Even if the guard does not stop all of the shrapnel, it will slow it down tremendously.


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