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Old 01-31-2008, 05:01 PM   #21
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That's a great trick. I have a T25 in my junk bin, and may do the same, but no machine toole here, though my bench grinder, and cheap-*** Harborfreight angle grinder, will make short work of the bulk of it, and then finish up with the Dremel.

For some reason, everyone buys a Dremel and thinks it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. While it does have its' place, if you're playing with cars, get yourself an angle grinder and bench grinder. They're inexpensive, and you'll find lots of uses for them.

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Be prepared to wear your grinding wheel down after using it on aluminum. The aluminum will load the wheel up like spreading butter on bread.
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Good point. More work with the angle grinder, and less with the bench grinder then.

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Good point. More work with the angle grinder, and less with the bench grinder then.

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At least angle grinder wheels are cheap to replace. Grinding the flange off beats the heck out of buying $30 adapters.
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At least angle grinder wheels are cheap to replace.
Tell me about it. Dremel bits are criminal in their pricing.

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Would something like this work?

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/...o?itemid=95578

It's only $9.00.

I also read people recommending a jig saw and chalk, to take off the bulk.
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Sure that would work. You better have a vise to hold that housing while you grind it though.
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I did the dremel bit. Definitely took a while, but I was bored and it worked well enough. True story about all the al. shavings. I collected them for later use as thermite
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I did the dremel bit. Definitely took a while, but I was bored and it worked well enough. True story about all the al. shavings. I collected them for later use as thermite
Can you give me some info on the dremel bit you used?

How long did it take?
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