wrongness 6 – angle grinder accident

wrongness 6 – angle grinder dies

So, after 20 years of faithful service, my bosch angle-grinder only goes and dies. Smoke came out of it and that was the last turn it made. I replaced it with a cheap hitachi and kept on going. There’s a lot of steel seam-welded in this car and it can be a real pain to get it all grinded out. Near the end of the day, I was starting to feel like I’d had enough, but was wanting to get one corner finished.

Therein lies the rub :). I was wearing a jumper and managed to get the left sleeve of my jumper caught in the grinder (I think I was holding it in my right). Before I knew it, it had whipped the grinder out of my hand, and as it started to spin on the sleeve, it dragged the grinding disk up my arm. Then it stalled.

I don’t like thinking about what it would be like if I had a slitting disk in there rather than a grinding disk.

Here’s the obligatory photo though:


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