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SandyS
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angle grinder without water supply?

Postby SandyS » Mon May 25, 2015 10:08 pm

Hi,
I'm looking to get an angle grinder but I don't have a water supply in my studio. Is it possible to use one without water? I think I've heard of using oil? Or is it possible to rig up a water supply with a bucket hung high?

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Sandy

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Re: angle grinder without water supply?

Postby Brad Walker » Mon May 25, 2015 10:42 pm

Look for PVA grinding discs. Made for marble, but will work on glass.

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Re: angle grinder without water supply?

Postby Tony Smith » Tue May 26, 2015 5:07 am

A lot of people use them inside large, plastic storage tubs to contain the spray. Then you only need enough water to cover the glass.

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Re: angle grinder without water supply?

Postby Bert Weiss » Tue May 26, 2015 10:32 am

I was lucky to find a backpack sprayer on sale, cheap. This works fine for my wet grinder and my wet saw. I wear the water on my back and give it a pump or 2 every now and then.
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Re: angle grinder without water supply?

Postby charlie » Thu May 28, 2015 10:39 pm

it's not much water. i used to use a 2 gallon jug with a hole and tap in the side up high on a shelf above my wbs for this. most of the stuff you can get at home depot in the garden sprinkler aisle: drip system stuff.

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Re: angle grinder without water supply?

Postby SandyS » Sat May 30, 2015 6:46 pm

thanks everyone! any suggestions on which grinder to buy or what features to look for?

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Re: angle grinder without water supply?

Postby Dick » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:13 pm

If you are buying a grinder anyway and have the money, buy a wet grinder now, and you will have it for when you do get a water source. I like the Alpha but Bob has stuff to look at on His Glassworks, so check them out.


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