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    Re: How to Polish - Tools

    Come out pretty good considering is only third dent I did...

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    Re: How to Polish - 4.5 inch angle grinder



    4.5 inch angle grinder. Must have for smaller shop. I do not have enough table top room to warrant permanent bench grinder. Angle grinder fills that gap nicely.
    Up to now I was running cheap Chinese grinder that despite bad rap refused to die. Give it out last week for peeps boat project.
    Got this nice Makita instead. Biggest difference and perhaps mark of the progress is paddle switch, old one had simple on/off switch without dead man feature.
    While selecting what to buy I also looked at Metabo but at the end I could get Makita with size up motor for similar price.
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    Re: How to Polish - 4.5 inch angle grinder

    Good video but starts from 1:07

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    Re: How to Polish - 4.5 inch angle grinder

    Disc and guard instal is straight forward



    They usually supply those cheapo wrenches (on the right), hoped for something nicer.



    Guard is clamp on with tension adjustment, this allows for easy reposition. Do instal the guards. When disk shares at 10k rpm your face will be glad you did it.



    Armed and ready for some sparking
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    Re: How to Polish - 4.5 inch angle grinder

    Polish wrenching tip of tip of the day:





    I am really not a fan of reusing drained fluids and as a matter of principle I do not do it.
    Other may have different principles and budget so here it is; right way to do it if one has to:



    Trash bag serves as a liner for regular drain pan. Nice, clean and sterile. Ready for transfer right back to the vehicle or clean container.

    Did this one not really to reuse but to exact measure removed amount of fluid and bypass need for OEM level check procedure that is just ridiculous.
    Last edited by WJ-Polish Guy; 28th January 2019 at 01:26 AM.
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    Re: How to Polish - Controlled Torque Tools

    Getting a set of standard spring loaded torque wrenches that cover full range needed torques gets expensive quick.
    What I use is this torque adapter



    Works well and with tools I alredy have for large fasteners.
    This is something you would use for axles, yokes, stuff that gets you home in one piece.

    What i particularly like about adapter is it maintain feel of the applied torque all the way to the set limit without anoying interruption or give from the click type wrench.
    Testing proves they are more precise and hold calibration better than micrometer click types.


    For low torque ranges i do use small dedicated click type wrench with 3/8 drive. It has dumb metric scale bit it is workable.
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    Re: How to Polish - Controlled Torque Tools



    My Husky clicker. Nothing to write home about but it works. Has double scale inch pounds and Newton meters. Thanks god; those ancient inch pound, foot pound specs gets you if not careful. I broke scope mount way back because of that. With Nm I have independent check regardless of the units.
    It can be used with crowfoots, no problem just remembered to recalculate torque setting.

    Main maintenance thing about these is to store them unloaded (unscrew all the way) to save the spring.
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    Re: How to Polish - Controlled Torque Tools

    Lining up some decent project for today:



    Yer all sleeping?
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    Re: How to Polish - Vacuum Things

    Running supply wagon



    Extra trunk space needed for a big job

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    Re: How to Polish - Vacuum Things

    Big hungry pumpkin



    Took almost 4 quarts of synthetic gear oil at bit over 50 bucks. Ouch.
    Overall happy with condition of the old oil and magnet collection.



    Buger is between looking for Mobil1 75w-90 ib couple of stores and crawling under the bumpkin I run out of steam and didn't start brake hoses job... :lazy:
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