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I changed the legs, I couldn't get the wheel angles right due to compund angles. The Channel on the back of the tank is wider at the tank, it's difference from the top throws the wheel tracking off. I tried mitering the 3/16 difference but I still couldn't get it right.

Photo 5 shows how compression alters a picture, the back shot of the tank makes it look like the tank is leaning to one side and the right leg looks like it's not square with the other. .. Photo 5A is a back shot but not compressed, it shows how things really are.. The drill press looks like it's only 2 ft off the floor.

Photo 15 shows how crummy Bosch cords are, I just fixed the grinder next to it about a week ago for the same thing.

Photos 11 and 12 show how the legs are only two degrees off from one another after being welded on...

The rest is pictures of my grinders and a three new ones. The two G12SR3 grinders I bought last year, they were on sale for 39.99 or something like that to the house, they came with a sturdy case and 5 wheels each. The new Hitachi rat tail I just got this week.

I prefer 6" rat tail grinders. The Hitachi rat tails are 11 amp 5" grinders but I run 5" and 6" wheels on them. The Makita is a 6" rat tail grinder, Makita doesn't make a 6" rat tail anymore. I called Makita and asked if they might have one that was a floor model and was lucky they did have this one.. got it for less money too because they can't sell it as new... it came in a plain brown box but it had everything with it.

Hope you like the pictures... I just need to build the handle bars, run the regulator plumbing to the tank and paint it with pickup bed liner... the wheels and handle bars I'm going to paint JD yellow.

18 pictures coming, that's a whole lot of editing, hope you enjoy the pictures. :morning2:
 

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Angles are a pain; compound angles are an exponential pain.

Looks good!
You got that right MJ. I can't seem to find the right mojo when I try doing them free hand.... always off a bit, I suppose if a guy spent time building a holding jig it would make things go allot easier but for one project it's not worth it.

I want to bend up a 1/2" rod shelf coming off the back of the angle iron to hold a few bags of blasting media at the ready. I hope I have the time to do it befor winter ... weddings, bithdays, holidays and lazy ass along with hot weather makes it hard.
 

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I want to build a shelf for the blaster like I did for my target thrower but with a lip to hold the bags of media on, Lowe's bags of media are not that big, a shelf will keep the bags off the ground when stored and at the ready when using the blaster so they don't get bumped and broken open. I still have check and see if a shelf's size is practical though.
 

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Thanks Jim, was going to hold off for a Metabo, but couldn't let that one slip by at that price!

Your are going to love it George, you'll find it's power mated to a brush as useful as a grinding wheel, just be sure to use a face mask and safety googles.

That's a fantastic price. :good2:
 

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George I bought a low amperage Metabo 4 1/2 mini grinder many years ago. I got a good deal on it but ended up tossing it in the garbage can, it would slow down when you forced it into the work. Always check the amperage.

You'll have no complaints with your new Hitachi.

After talking with the SIL I agree with him the blasters legs are slanting to far back so they need to be cut off again and cut at a new angle so the blaster project is on permanent hold. I'm tired of dealing with it, maybe next year I'll feel like working on it again.
 

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Oh ya, gotta have the grunt... Was the Metabo new or used? Sometimes too, the cheap stuff can fool you. We have a brand called Mastercraft from Candadian Tire. They have one grinder for $19, with a 3 year warranty. You just can't kill them...

George I bought a low amperage Metabo 4 1/2 mini grinder many years ago. I got a good deal on it but ended up tossing it in the garbage can, it would slow down when you forced it into the work. Always check the amperage.

You'll have no complaints with your new Hitachi.

After talking with the SIL I agree with him the blasters legs are slanting to far back so they need to be cut off again and cut at a new angle so the blaster project is on permanent hold. I'm tired of dealing with it, maybe next year I'll feel like working on it again.
 

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The Metabo was new. I had a 5 amp Bosch mini grinder I bought in the late seventies that would never stall out or slow down more than should be expected when pushing hard on it, it must be the gearing or the way companies access the amperage reading of their tools... I had the Bosch mini until three years ago.

I bought the new G 12 SR3 Hitachi mini grinders to run zip cut off wheels, they should be fine for that job, that way I can use my stronger mini grinders for running wire wheels, flap wheels and grinding discs..
 

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Got the grinder, has a big honking label "Made In China". Since when did Hitachi start building their stuff there? :thumbsdown:

Hope it holds up....
George it will hold up, I've used mine for 6 years with out any problems, it's a fine tool. Hard to find anything that's not made in China or some other third world country these days.

Just think what it's going to be like in another ten years... Nothing is gong to be manufatured in the west if world planners and their buds at the IMF and World Bank have their way. Banksters are not going to compete against their own money. The die has been cast my friend. :think: :laugh:
 

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Got the grinder, has a big honking label "Made In China". Since when did Hitachi start building their stuff there? :thumbsdown:

Hope it holds up....
Probably around the same time Milwaukee did. :thumbsdown: :mad:

I just received some Canon accessories for my new to me 10D digital SLR. The zoom lens is made in Taiwan, the remote controller in Japan, the Speedlite flash in China, and the Hoya UV filter in the Philippines.
 

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Thanks guys, just surprised that the Japanese firms were going the China route. I'm well aware that the N.A. companies have been global for a long time. My '96 Harley has Shoiwa forks, Toshiba electrics, Keihin carb, and the Evo. motor was designed by Porsche.

George it will hold up, I've used mine for 6 years with out any problems, it's a fine tool. Hard to find anything that's not made in China or some other third world country these days.

Just think what it's going to be like in another ten years... Nothing is gong to be manufatured in the west if world planners and their buds at the IMF and World Bank have their way. Banksters are not going to compete against their own money. The die has been cast my friend. :think: :laugh:
Probably around the same time Milwaukee did. :thumbsdown: :mad:

I just received some Canon accessories for my new to me 10D digital SLR. The zoom lens is made in Taiwan, the remote controller in Japan, the Speedlite flash in China, and the Hoya UV filter in the Philippines.
 

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A few days ago I read that the central bankers are dumping huge sums of money into South America... It must have been decided at the last Builderbugs meeting the leaders down there are as corrupt and as easy to buy off as ours are.
 

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The grinder which is described here is really helpful.It shows how compression alters a picture, the back shot of the tank makes it look like the tank is leaning to one side and the right leg looks like it's not square with the other.I really like this type of innovative ideas.
 
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