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Old 02-28-2007, 09:45 PM   #11
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4.5" angle grinder here. I only lost about a 1/4" off the cuttoff disc radius. Good for another 3 kegs or so.
Me, too (cheap 4" grinder, though). I bought extra grinding wheels, thinking I would go through several - nope. Swapped out from a thin cutting wheel to the thicker one when it was time to clean it up. Little bit of sandpaper to finish, it was good to go.


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Old 02-28-2007, 10:05 PM   #12
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Just made one with a 4.5" grinder from a pawn shop, included a few cutting wheels and a wire wheel. The grinder worked perfectly, with the angle of the guard I didn't even have to measure 12", it was already perfect when I used the top rim of the keg. The wire wheel worked great, no burrs and smoothed it out nicely.
Keg $20, Rigid grinder w/ attachments $30, spigot $17
$67 = keggle and a decent grinder, it was a productive day


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Old 02-28-2007, 10:06 PM   #13
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4.5" angle grinder here. I only lost about a 1/4" off the cuttoff disc radius. Good for another 3 kegs or so.
Me too.

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Old 03-01-2007, 06:04 AM   #14
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Plasma Torch !!! -15 sec
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Old 03-01-2007, 03:05 PM   #15
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Just made one with a 4.5" grinder from a pawn shop, included a few cutting wheels and a wire wheel. The grinder worked perfectly, with the angle of the guard I didn't even have to measure 12", it was already perfect when I used the top rim of the keg. The wire wheel worked great, no burrs and smoothed it out nicely.
Keg $20, Rigid grinder w/ attachments $30, spigot $17
$67 = keggle and a decent grinder, it was a productive day
I really really hope that wirewheel was stainless. If not, you're going to have rusted flecks all over that keg. Plain steel imbeds itself in tiny pieces into the stainless.
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Old 03-01-2007, 04:50 PM   #16
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I would have hooked up the ol plasma torch and been done in no time flat!
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Old 03-01-2007, 09:37 PM   #17
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For those of you that have an air compressor, one of these kicks a Dremel all the way to the curb for this kind of work. (I have both an air grinder and a Dremel.)

http://www2.northerntool.com/cat-1/86+765392.htm

I recommend one with a shield.
http://www2.northerntool.com/product-1/200305415.htm


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