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D2 going in the shop

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1 year 11 months ago #210675 by Rome K/G
Replied by Rome K/G on topic D2 going in the shop

Speaking of safety.....
My friend’s cousin had a grinding disc come apart and took some pieces in his abdominal area
Was only wearing a tee shirt, lucky he didn’t 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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1 year 10 months ago #211016 by neil
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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

Pittsford, NY

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1 year 10 months ago #211028 by kittylover123
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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

Tax me, I'm Canadian:canada:

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1 year 10 months ago #211234 by d2gary
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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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1 year 10 months ago #211235 by d2gary
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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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1 year 10 months ago #211240 by cojhl2
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Gary, it's been already said but I cant help but repeat it, those jackstands scare me.

9U(2), 5J, IHC544, Ford860

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1 year 10 months ago #211416 by d2gary
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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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1 year 10 months ago #211443 by neil
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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

Pittsford, NY

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1 year 10 months ago #211460 by Cysco
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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.

www.ebay.com/itm/HYSTER-CAT-D2N-Towing-W...p2060353.m1438.l2649


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...……...Bill

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1 year 10 months ago #211463 by d2gary
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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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