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08-12-2004, 05:10 AM
We use some carbide burrs for cleaning up things and the steel splinters are really nasty (and painful). I saw an ad for 'grinders paste' which supposedly eliminates them. I don't see how unless it is just so sticky it holds all the splinters in a big wad.
Anyone ever tried this or have other ideas to keep the splinters at bay?
08-12-2004, 06:42 AM
I have not used this particular product, but I have used beeswax and Johnson cutting wax while grinding aluminum. It keeps the grinding burrs from loading up and it helps the burrs (chips)stick to everything they come in contact with. :shock: I am thinking this may be similar.
08-12-2004, 07:06 AM
Kerry, when I post aluminum heads I use a tap lube stick to make the cuttings let go of the burr. I think I would try smearing a bit of chassis lube (tube grease) where I was working and see if that won't retain the cuttings. I use grease when tapping or retapping in engine cases that are assembled to hold the cuttings and bring them out with the tap...........john
08-12-2004, 09:21 PM
Grinder Grease won't help ya. It's the burrs that your using. Burrs are like files they come strait cut which you are using and them splinters are nothin but hell, especially when they get on your arms, in your gloves and clothing. Change to a diamon pattern and it will end your problem. It cuts the metal differently.
As for the lube, lube is good especially on aluminum. I have tried everything like many and even concocted my own special brew. In the end found that Synthetic Wheel Bearing Grease works hands down best of them all.
Good Luck with the Deburring.
08-13-2004, 03:11 PM
Bambi is sooooooooooo right on this one, its chip size that makes all the diffrence in the world. I was out in the field one time and my good carbide burrs were out on "loan" or were "borrowed" without someone asking <grrrrrrrrrrrrr> and all i had available to throw in my die grinder was a carbide 1/4" end mill. well, the job had to be done, and it did get done, but i was cussin myself for the next few days picking those slivers out of my arms and hands. i know a end mill would be a extreme example, but i had bits that gave too much chip, i ended up givin them away and found some burrs from j+l that gave a much smaller chip, i am much happier with how they cut and the chips dont drive me crazy.
Whenever i am using a die grinder i always use Auto Transmission Fluid. I just dip the burr in it and grind away, it works especially well on aluminium(keeping the burr from blocking up)no matter what size burr, the shavings just stick to the excess fluid and its easier to clean up by just throwing the part in a parts washer(kero bath)
Hope this helps..............Jason
08-14-2004, 04:29 AM
...Change to a diamon pattern and it will end your problem. It cuts the metal differently....
Thanks Bambi, that sounds like the ticket. Problem is I can't find them. I see single and double cut listed. Is double cut what I want?
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