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#16 Cooperman

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:31 PM

Is the OP talking *******đŸ¤”!
Sounds very nasty to me.
Hope you soon recover.

#17 danie garry

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:15 AM

Is the OP talking *******!
Sounds very nasty to me.
Hope you soon recover.


i wish i was talking testicles!

a month late and all is good, havnt gone near the wire wheel since though!

Edited by yeti21586, 18 July 2018 - 12:10 PM.
Please don't try and avoid the swear filter


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Posted 19 September 2018 - 04:56 PM

This is an important topic. Should we be logging the knotted wire wheels, quality, and where purchased. I had a similar problem although not of the same severity. Finished cleaning off under seal, hopped into shower and felt pain in leg. Found a strand embedded nearly full length that needed removal with pliers.
I think I will invest in a leather apron

I think I will invest in a leather codpiece.  What? Oh sorry, wrong forum.......... ;D


Edited by surfblue, 19 September 2018 - 04:57 PM.


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 08:31 PM

You must have balls of steel. You bent it

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 11:44 AM

Yeah but more importantly.....is the floor stripped yet??? ;D



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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:27 AM

You've prompted me to buy one of these.Attached File  Screenshot_20180922-091717.png   130.64K   3 downloads

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 07:41 PM

Don't remember if I was using a wire wheel or a disc, I always used safety glasses but even then got a metal splinter in my eye.

 

Sitting in A&E on the chin rest (steady!) watching the nurse start to pick it out of my eyeball with a hypodermic needle was not something I want to repeat; although you have no nerves in your eyeball so it doesn't hurt just feels odd as you can imagine

 

 

Since then its goggles (i.e. fully enclosed so nothing goes round the sides)



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Posted 27 September 2018 - 06:56 AM

I pulled a 1" long piece of wire out of my right moob once.  There was only a tiny bit left sticking out.  It had gone through my overalls, my T-shirt, and embedded itself into my chest.  I never even felt it go in.

 

Got back home, stripped off, then noticed about 1/4" (if that) sticking out.  Went to pull it and it just kept on coming.  I was so close to fainting as I pulled it out.

 

Yes, they're dangerous.  Very dangerous.  Mine wasn't a knotted cup, mine was a radial one.  Still lethal.



#24 Mini ManannĂ¡n

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 10:24 AM

You've prompted me to buy one of these.attachicon.gif Screenshot_20180922-091717.png

 

After reading these horror stories I feel I need some extra PPE

 

How's the quality Hubba?  Amazon alone is awash with these aprons.



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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:44 PM

 

You've prompted me to buy one of these.attachicon.gif Screenshot_20180922-091717.png

 

After reading these horror stories I feel I need some extra PPE

 

How's the quality Hubba?  Amazon alone is awash with these aprons.

 

Its OK for the money. Haven't used it yet the back strap is a bit long, as in you can only tighten it so much. I'm not the smallest person in the world either. The front is thick enough and its supposed to be for welding. I'll be getting a new roll cage soon so can update after welding it in.



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 07:51 PM

You've prompted me to buy one of these.attachicon.gif Screenshot_20180922-091717.png

 
After reading these horror stories I feel I need some extra PPE
 
How's the quality Hubba?  Amazon alone is awash with these aprons.
Its OK for the money. Haven't used it yet the back strap is a bit long, as in you can only tighten it so much. I'm not the smallest person in the world either. The front is thick enough and its supposed to be for welding. I'll be getting a new roll cage soon so can update after welding it in.
has been fine so far whilst welding.to be honest haven't put it in any danger.

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 11:44 PM

I clicked on this, thinking that it was about someone who was fed up with their set of sporty, Knock-0n wire wheels.



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Posted 02 November 2018 - 10:36 PM

I have had wire get imbedded in my face and arms with these so now I only use strip and clean discs or fibre brushes, won’t risk them anymore.




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