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Old 08-03-2017, 11:36 AM
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Sorry Doug, but I think the one he cobbled up is vastly superior to the $8 Harbor freight one. The $8 one seem like it would work for what it was intended for, but the one in the video will do more than just turn it into a circular saw wannbe.


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How is it different ?:
1. the HF model uses "slots" not a swing arrangement, takes up
less room on front/back
2. why such a wide foot ? homebrew one is too wide, takes up room, can't get it into tight spaces. If the HF one is too skinny, scab on a larger foot.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:02 PM
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:16 PM
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How is it different ?:

1. the HF model uses "slots" not a swing arrangement, takes up

less room on front/back

2. why such a wide foot ? homebrew one is too wide, takes up room, can't get it into tight spaces. If the HF one is too skinny, scab on a larger foot.

After you clamp the base down to a bench with a clamp;

1. It can act like a small chop saw. The angle piece he put towards the back provides a place to put small rods and bars against. And then you can just pivot the grinder down to cut.

2. It held the grinder still so you can change the wheel to a buffing pad or wire wheel and use it like a bench top grinder.

Just today I was using a jig I made up to hold a grinder in this fashion. After I cut 1/4" off all those SS bolts, I would debut the ends by hand so the nuts would start. Had a flap wheel disc on the grinder and it worked great.



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Old 08-03-2017, 05:45 PM
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Which you do just as well with the HF unit, only the baseplate is smaller.

If you need it bigger, tack on a larger foot.

Too big, too clunky.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:44 PM
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I suspect the HF version would flex, having to support the weight of the grinder by the blade guard. The version in the video uses the side handle mounting holes.
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Old 08-03-2017, 07:31 PM
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I would also be wary of the guard mount. I have guards that have been dropped and are bent out of shape. It does not take much to bend them.


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Pic of the angle grinder mower.

Maybe this link will work?

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Pic of the angle grinder mower.

Maybe this link will work?

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The HF angle grinder mower is vastly superior to that home made junk.
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There was a time before I had a large selection of metal-working specific tools that I stuck an abrasive metal disc in my old circular saw. They come with that pivoting foot, y'know. I scabbed on an alternate base that allowed me to use the saw as a chop saw by simply loosening the tension nut and swinging it up. Similar idea. And it already had the rest of the features like using a rip fence for straight lines. It wasn't fast and got kinda hot, but it worked. Don't think I ever took pictures though.

My only complaint about that dude's bracketry is that it would be my luck to go through the whole build and then the stupid grinder would give up. At that point I'd go to the tool store only to find that the new versions have the holes in a different spot and would in no way work with my fancy conversion.

I've got three Makitas now, and not a single one of them has the same size or location of handle holes--despite being the same maker and two have the same model lineage. Ugh.
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