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Old 12-21-2017, 05:21 PM
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ntil the next job that comes up where I need a giant beater drill that can flip a bus.
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:54 PM
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Smoke usually means a burnt armature or burnt wiring; bearings, bushings and gears can often make a lot of noise without ever smoking. Depending on how much smoke escaped your grinder is probably toast (no pun intended ).
Yep, put some Vegamite on it.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:13 PM
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I've got an almost 30 year old 4.5" grinder that I bought from Snap ON. It was made for SO by Black and Decker. B&D called it their Kodiak line of industrial tools.

It was the first paddle trigger grinder I had ever seen and gets used almost every day in my shop. It's only 7.5 amps and I use it solely with a flap disc. I have replaced the power cord on it 3 times and it still has the original brushes in it. I wish they still made grinders as good as this one.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:44 AM
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Reminds me of Sears tool ads in the 60's & 70's; for years they tagged all their composite cased, power hand tools as being "double insulated".
I supposed they really needed that extra safety factor too because most of them had only the old 2 pronged power plugs with no grounding lead.
For that matter, most of us lived in houses and worked in environments that were built without ground wires to the electrical outlets.
Double insulated tools do not require grounding, hence the 2-wire cord, GFCI's are required in shops & are a good safety device, since a lot of people do not maintain the cords on tools.
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:38 AM
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Double insulated tools do not require grounding, hence the 2-wire cord, GFCI's are required in shops & are a good safety device, since a lot of people do not maintain the cords on tools.
as i can remember GFCI's are required here in homes and business in bathrooms and kitchens where outlets are close to water no matter the kitchen aid or tool being used.
and for the ones who have no common since who needs to have the blow dryer and plug in radio kept on the towel they intend to dry off with next to the tub while bathing.

most of us know the type....under cover blonde's who want to smell the scratch n sniff at the bottom of a swimming pool....
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:42 PM
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Old 12-23-2017, 05:01 AM
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Double insulated tools do not require grounding, hence the 2-wire cord, GFCI's are required in shops & are a good safety device, since a lot of people do not maintain the cords on tools.
hmmm, well yeah, I worded that poorly.
I meant that the old metal cased power tools had 2 wire power cords.

My first "good skilsaw" was a Sears $25 refurb. I was so proud of it because it ball bearings. Actually, it really was a pretty good saw but it sure as hell wasn't double insulated and it wasn't grounded either.
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:34 AM
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Actually, it really was a pretty good saw but it sure as hell wasn't double insulated and it wasn't grounded either.
Was it a little Shocking a time or two ??
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Old 12-23-2017, 03:42 PM
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got the angle grinder yesterday and used it today. it definitely feel a lot heftier than my other grinders except the Dewalt that a neighbor had given me a few years back when he stopped working. But on the box it says "made in the USA with global materials" isn't this a oxymoron? I always thought anything made in the USA meant that all materials had to be from this country.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:34 PM
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got the angle grinder yesterday and used it today. it definitely feel a lot heftier than my other grinders except the Dewalt that a neighbor had given me a few years back when he stopped working. But on the box it says "made in the USA with global materials" isn't this a oxymoron? I always thought anything made in the USA meant that all materials had to be from this country.
Not any more.... it might as well say made in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, India an assembled in USA!
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