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    Quote Originally Posted by 43gpw View Post
    Speaking of safety.....
    My friendís cousin had a grinding disc come apart and took some pieces in his abdominal area
    Was only wearing a tee shirt, lucky he didnít bleed out, ended up getting stitches
    So Wear your leathers, worth it and a face shield, and gloves
    Leathers are hot, but well worth it
    Your absolutely correct!! those run at very high rpm. They can cut through a glove and your fingers before you know it! Hold on tight to those tools and use them cautiously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mog5858 View Post
    nice work you sure have been getting after it. one the cutting disk there great just don't buy the cheap ones. I love my 3m ones but I used jet, Norton, Walter. you may only pay 1.00 per disk more but you cut more and be happier doing it. safety side note full-face shields are a must with zip disks safety glass doesn't cut it. stay safe in the shop and keep up the good work
    Martin, I see there's a couple of different thicknesses in the 3M cutoff wheels - 035 and 050. How to make the choice? I'm going to need to work on my track frames like Gary did.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Martin, I see there's a couple of different thicknesses in the 3M cutoff wheels - 035 and 050. How to make the choice? I'm going to need to work on my track frames like Gary did.
    -i prefer the thinnest cutting disk i can find
    Caterpillar D6C 99J

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    I put the track frames on so I can start working on my blade assembly. I also put the fenders on so I can repair/replace anything that needs attention. Who ever mounted the winch was really fond of the cutting torch and hacked a lot of the fenders off. I'm also going to mount the radiator shroud to fabricate the canopy. After everything is fabricated and repaired I'll be disassembling everything for paint.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Thanks guys. Gary did you prefer the grinder to the gas axe?
    The torch definitely has its place for cleaning up previously added on treasures but for cutting clean metal the cutting wheel really is the way to go.

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    Gary, it's been already said but I cant help but repeat it, those jackstands scare me.
    John Liebermann
    2 9U's, 5J, IHC544, Ford860, (All working farm tractors)
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    Started doing some cosmetic repairs on the fenders. My metal fabricator friend is going to bend some new sections for the fender skins. Should have new pieces in next day or so. I will also be getting some steel to start on the blade mounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2gary View Post
    The torch definitely has its place for cleaning up previously added on treasures but for cutting clean metal the cutting wheel really is the way to go.
    Now that I think about it, a chop saw with a steady for the work piece would be even more "dial-in-able". Hmmm, potential for a new tool to add to the collection....
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    Default D2N Manual

    If you don't have have a parts manual for your winch.
    This will have all the cut outs for the fenders. Hydraulic info and a lot of other useful stuff.
    I have the crossover part numbers for most all the bearings and seals if you need them.

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    Just my 2 cents worth on metal cutting. I am by no means a metal fabricator but have learned through trial and mostly error. Gas torches have their place but are messy. Couldn't live without my 3M cutoff wheels but by far my plasma torch is a great "go to" tool when cutting metal. Not very expensive but a good investment in my opinion.

    Have a good day...ÖÖ...Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    Now that I think about it, a chop saw with a steady for the work piece would be even more "dial-in-able". Hmmm, potential for a new tool to add to the collection....
    I had an abrasive chop saw, gave ok cuts but very messy and you're limited by what will fit in the saw. I have a metal cutting band saw that I like a lot better. If I was going to spend money I would go for the plasma cutter. But I'm not one to discourage a new tool purchase.

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