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Old 07-21-2014, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default Amazing sanding tool especially for metal

I just thought I'd share this. I went to Home depot in search of a sanding tool to take the metal edge off my keggle. I can now run my fingers smoothly around the edge of the keggle without a single rough edge, sharp corner, or metal splinter.

I used a grinder and a dremel with both a grinding stone and a sanding stone to really take off the nasty pieces, but there were still some unsmooth potentially sharp spots here and there.

This stone weighs about half a pound and did an incredible job of smoothing out those remaining edges. It has the durability to really put some elbow grease behind and the weight to allow just dragging it over the surface with little effort. The 2 different grits worked great as well. I just thought I'd share for anyone else looking to take the edge off metal... or just about anything else. Great $7 buy.

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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Thanks for the share. I was just wondering how to keep from looking like I got in a fight with a cat when I brew.


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Old 07-21-2014, 07:48 PM   #3
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You will have excellent results using a 80 grit Flap Disk since you have a grinder already. Using a stone on a radius means you use the edges of the stone only. The flap disk will follow the curves better and save a bunch of time. Cost is the same as the stone or cheaper.

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Fantastic! I lost my stone a few years ago and had no idea where to get a new one!

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You will have excellent results using a 80 grit Flap Disk since you have a grinder already. Using a stone on a radius means you use the edges of the stone only. The flap disk will follow the curves better and save a bunch of time. Cost is the same as the stone or cheaper.
True, but getting my grinder to fit inside the keggle and smooth out the underside where some of the nastiest burrs were would be a challenge to come out of without slicing my arms up. Just using the edge of the stone to drag around the underside of the lip cleaned them up really well. I was also able to use the corner to nicely de-burr the 2 holes I punched in the bottom for the sight glass and ball valve without really worrying about impacting the diameter at all.
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