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Snowball
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 9:32 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I read "apple grinder" at first.
I was very confused by the advice about masks and ear protectors.

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 15264
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
tahir wrote:
Bit harder to stab someone with a mains powered angle grinder


Get a decent extension cable.

If it is the type with a variable speed control, they'll run off an inverter and a battery if you start them at a lower speed to avoid the startup surge.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 3547
Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Bit harder to stab someone with a mains powered angle grinder


Well, yes, but a big lump of metal swinging at the end of a bit of power cable can make a useful weapon.

Henry

buzzy



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Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Nick.

I bet you wished you'd not mentioned it now don't you Sean?



Sean's never going to tell us of problems, even if he cuts his legs off, for fear of the deafening chorus of "We told you".


Henry

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've been using my nose to type for the last 24 hours.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8082
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We all hope it was your nose and not a euphemism for something else.

As far as toys go - I have acquired a 6hp petrol wood shredder. It's beautiful.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6483
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What kind of MPG do you get from that then Shan?

Jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
HSE is a PITA.

Use eye protection. Sparks or dust will get in your eyes with one of them.


I said that! (I was ignored)

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was wearing glasses. I will get some proper gear though.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 35523
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 18 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

screwfix and suchlike firms do a variety of eyewear,
over glasses is not an issue.

you need the ones that do dust, sparks, swarf, bolt heads, bits of a burst disk, the blunt end in the face etc etc

the anti mist anti scratch ones are good.

these work they do steam up a bit if you are swinging a breaker but for a bit of light grinding they should outlast the machine

i have some rather posh ones as well, nice but i prefer the bolle ones

in the shop and try things over your glasses is wise

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 10895

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 18 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I agree about anti-scratch. Polycarbonate are really tough and will withstand most things, but scratch like mad. We were supposed to wear them at college, but they got thrown into a box and scratched so badly they were virtually opaque, so us part timers refused to wear them on safety grounds.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8082
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 18 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
What kind of MPG do you get from that then Shan?
i haven’t tried to ride it yet!

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 3547
Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 18 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shan wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
What kind of MPG do you get from that then Shan?
i haven’t tried to ride it yet!


Be quiet, Nick!

Henry

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34027
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 18 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As always, I am on my very best behaviour.

If I wasn’t, I’d make a crack about it being useful for dealing with unkempt bushes.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 8082
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 18 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll let J know.

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