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Old 07-08-2017, 11:16 AM
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Default learned a lesson about tool chargers today

well, I learned something new today. last year replaced one of the chargers for my impact driver because it stopped working. figured it was because of age. noticed this week that the new charger wasn't charging the battery. today, decided to take it apart and saw that one area of the circuit board was fried. I also noticed grinding residue in the same area. I usually kept the charger on a shelf next to my work bench. when I get the new charger, I'll make sure to keep it away from the grinding area. Live and learn as they say.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:21 AM
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Yep; grinding dust is full of conductive particles. Nasty stuff in the wrong places!
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:31 PM
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SWMBO recently discovered that DeWalt 18V battery chargers are not water proof, who knew???
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:15 PM
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Yep I now keep my boom box on the other side of the shop and my cell phone in a zip lock bag if I am going to be grinding. Speakers love to eat grinding particles.
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:30 PM
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Yep I now keep my boom box on the other side of the shop and my cell phone in a zip lock bag if I am going to be grinding. Speakers love to eat grinding particles.
I took out a boom box once at the shop I used to work at with a 3/4" by 6" grade 8 bolt from about 35 feet.
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I took out a boom box once at the shop I used to work at with a 3/4" by 6" grade 8 bolt from about 35 feet.
Did you side arm it, over arm, or cheat and use a power tool?
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:35 AM
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I took out a boom box once at the shop I used to work at with a 3/4" by 6" grade 8 bolt from about 35 feet.
Not a bad toss, probably a fair amount of damage.


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Did you side arm it, over arm, or cheat and use a power tool?
Yeah, c'mon, you know enquiring minds have to know that stuff.

I worked with a guy that destroyed one with a little ball pein hammer. He had just broke his last nerve and tried to find some soothing music so he could relax. The radio wouldn't cooperate, paid the price..
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:16 AM
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Around here, the fart can, and Donks thumper stereo folks seem to attract paint balls, sometimes from divergent directions. Not as damaging as grinder dust, but the end result is very much the same. Peace and tranquility.

I recently learned that paint balls, from the freezer, will dent sheetmetal, at distance. The lesson for today is "don't thump in residential neighborhoods"

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Old 07-20-2017, 07:27 PM
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I learned about grinder dust long ago during my working days. I was judiciously grinding a small piece of stainless. All of a sudden there was a large flash beside me. A fire started inside a concrete block wall and then the shop filled up with smoke. The shop manager came out yelling at me for ruining his grinder. After the fire was put out he kind of changed his tune when the electrician pointed out that the grinder was positioned such that the exhaust shute was pointed directly at the duplex recepticle. The new recpticle was raised to about 4 feet. Ever since in my own shops I have made sure that the plugs were placed above any grinder.

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