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  1. #1
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    Default POS cheap wheels

    I am working with 3/16" 304 stainless. I forgot to pickup 4 1/2 wheels for stainless at my LWS , so when I was in Rural King I bought one cheap Buffalo brand and another Forney brand.
    Long story short, the Buffalo shattered, it just missed my head. The pieces hit both sides of the garage and my tig. My right hand got a few hits. Just blood, nothing more, very lucky.

    The cheap wheel ad string reinforcing on the top and the bottom, not through out.

    I knew better, I only use the good, or at least better, quality wheels.
    A few bucks saved is not worth it, not to mention the el cheapos go away fast.
    Tim Beeker,
    T-N-J Industries
    (my side bussiness)

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    HH135 mig
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    table saw
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    lots of hand grinders
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  2. #2
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    Default Glad your OK

    WOW, the main thing is that you are ok other than the loss of a little blood. You may want to tell them about this where you bought them. They may not even be aware of it, could be that you were the first it happened too.
    Ken

    What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

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  3. #3
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    Duct tape?
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
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  4. #4
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    Default

    OK, but for what?
    Tim Beeker,
    T-N-J Industries
    (my side bussiness)

    Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
    Esab 450i with wire feeder
    HH135 mig
    Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
    Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
    Marathon 315mm coldsaw
    vertical and horizontal band saws
    table saw
    Dewalt cut off saw
    Sand blast cabinet
    lots of hand grinders
    Harris torch
    beer fridge

  5. #5
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    Default

    But what about the Forney?? I worked ok for you didn't it?
    I've used them for years and they are fine for the price. They make a good aluminum wheel and also make many other private label brands as well I believe.
    Those to companies are not in the same league and shouldn't even be used in the same sentence...IMO
    Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
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  6. #6
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    Lightbulb no more buffalo

    sometimes we take for granted that anything will do but it is not always the case and we dont always wear safty glasses .the other day i was cleaning up some rusty parts on a wire wheel on my bench grinder and a piece came off and went in my eye so long story short eye doc had to grind rust out of my eye.and try to stay away from buffalo grinder wheels . glad your ok .

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