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Old 27-08-2010, 07:20 PM
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hi all,
after some advice please, ive been grinding down the welds on my trike so that i can reweld then but i can only get them back so far. now i read on the internet that i can use carbide burrs to achieve what im after.
so my question is, has anyone used them and if so what is the best ones to use and where can i get them from
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Old 27-08-2010, 07:32 PM
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why are you grinding them? if they are of poor quality then you will need to completely remove them, and yes grinding burs are the way to go, just ensure they are good quality ones or they will wear quick and you'll end up spending more than one good burr would have cost....
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as said before, but carbide is a very delicate material, yes it will cut through most things, but it will shatter if dropped, banged, or looked at to hardand if you break a carbide tool in a weld, you will be in the shite !!!!
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my tip for the day when using carbide burrs is to put a magnet in a plastic food bag next to where your working, so that the tiny needles that come off stick to the bag, then pull the bag inside out leaving you with a clean magnet and a bag of tiny sharp lil buggers!!
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my tip for the day when using carbide burrs is to put a magnet in a plastic food bag next to where your working, so that the tiny needles that come off stick to the bag, then pull the bag inside out leaving you with a clean magnet and a bag of tiny sharp lil buggers!!
Brilliant and so simples..

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my tip for the day when using carbide burrs is to put a magnet in a plastic food bag next to where your working, so that the tiny needles that come off stick to the bag, then pull the bag inside out leaving you with a clean magnet and a bag of tiny sharp lil buggers!!
why didnt i think of that, many a time ive sat there for hours trying to get bits of steel out of my hands and fingers
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I also use the tiny cutting wheels you can get for the dremel. The are great for getting down to the base of the welds.
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Old 29-08-2010, 12:30 AM
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i am grinding them off for 2 reasons
1. they were done by sombody else so i dont know the quality of them
and 2. some of them were pretty ugly

to be fair it was bought as an unfinished project and some of the trike was tacked together, where as other parts were fully welded, so i just want to take them all back and do them to my standard

and thanks for the tips on using burrs

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