I use a die-grinder with 3" x 1/16" disks for a wide variety of jobs. Recently, I left my stash of disks at another location and had to get some quick. I got some from Harbor Freight, but was unsure of the quality, so just got a few. I am finding that they cut better and last longer than the "name brand" ones I have used over the years! The only issue was that they are for a 3/8" arbor, so I had to make a bushing to adapt them to my 1/4" stuff; well worth the effort considering that they work well, cost less, and are readily available.
Well Bill, you never cease to amaze me. I have one of these type deals for my cutting wheels. Is this what you mean? http://www.roarksupply.com/product-p/3incharbor.htm
Is this what you bought? The warrior ones? http://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-40-grit-metal-cut-off-wheel-25-pc-61355.html
What was your usual brand? Mine is 3m but they are pricey. But they last a long time depending on what I am cutting. Obviously. @ cost I can get away with a 5pack for about 14-15$. But that is with my trade card.
Funny note, an old boss cheaped out and bought a few 100 packs and 50packs of these really cheap cutting wheels, he was so proud of himself for saving $ until one of the guys got his cheek split. Those disks were the most chintziest things and they looked exactly like this. http://www.ebay.ca/itm/3-Cut-Off-Wh...570981?hash=item5b2065dea5:g:a~8AAOSwBLlU-R8R
They said made in Canada. Hmmm, IDON'T THINK SO!! More chunks of those wheels would fly every-which where than the material we were cutting. A hacksaw would have been quicker, had to change out those disks constantly. Safe to say the boss got the drift. Buy cheap, buy twice.
Tell me what brand you bought, and much did you pay for them. I will see if my parts guy can get those for me. Always good to save money.
I know it's written in my monikor, ex car tech, that just means I am not getting formal training anymore, that is why I am here all the time. This way it keeps me on my toes with the industry trends. But my tools and brains do get used up once in a while.
How did you make the spacer?
I am considering buying one like this as the one I have is pretty much abused after so many years.
What do you think of this one? The arbor has two slots for both and no need for two different adapters. Looking at the price, IDK, but sure looks practical. Here is the link.