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    Close call with a cutoff wheel

    There's never an excuse to work under a car without jack stands nor working with a 10,000RPM cutoff wheel without protection.


    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...lies-face.html

    Man has VERY close call after a sharp metal disc breaks off his power tool and flies at his face, cutting through his protective shield - and stopping less than an INCH away from his eye


    • Matthew Peters was using a grinder, a tool that sharpens blades and tools when half of the metal disc broke off



    • Still spinning, it flew at his face and cut through the plastic of his face shield


    Though the shield is now damaged beyond repair, it did stop the disc just in time, with the sharp tip stopping just before his eye

    An Australian man has millions of TikTok users recoiling in horror after having a shockingly close call with a power tool ? after a sharp piece broke off and cut through his protective face gear, stopping a breath away from his eye.
    Matthew Peters was using a grinder ? a tool that sharpens blades and tools ? when half of the metal disc broke off and went flying right at his face.
    Fortunately, Peters was wearing a face shield, which absorbed the blow ? but the sharp-edged disc still cut right through the plastic, coming to a stop less than an inch from his eye.
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    Re: Close call with a cutoff wheel

    yeah, I usually wear eye protection but that wouldn't stop this from happening

    also, that looks like a cut off wheel, not a grinding wheel

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    Re: Close call with a cutoff wheel

    You are right. That is a cutoff wheel used on a grinder. They are great for straight line cutting but not great for heavy grinding. If you flex that cutoff wheel too much while grinding, it'll fly apart.

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