Thanks for the heads up.
This is a very small piece of what you did.
We are talking about cleaning two (2) grates that are about 10" x 20"
easily removed to clean.
The flame never comes in contact with the grate or the food.
Wearing protective breathing mask is just good practice whenever
abrasive cleaning is involved.
With the grates removed, it is very easy to just scoop or shovel out
any residue, which is now powdered, from the heat diffuser that
divides the burners from the cooking surface.
Thanks for the input.
In my mailbox today was a flyer from HF.
$12.99 gets the 3/8" drill.
Also, for those interested, $9,99 gets the right angle sander/grinder.
When it cools down, it will be time for a trip to HF.
I am VERY familar with the $9.99 special, right angle sander/grinder.
Took me less than 4 hours to totally destroy one when I was building
24 grit, 4" discs play hell with the machinery, especially when you
If I truly needed a long term sander/grinder today, it would be a
Destroyed every other one I tried including Makita.
Only repairs ever made to one was to replace a switch and a couple
of sets of brushes.
Best $100 I ever spent for a tool.
Today, don't need that quality.
It's a matter of matching the brush to the application and
then matching the tool to the brush.
That starts with a nylon brush operating around 450 RPM.
As far as duty cycle is concerned, 15-20 minutes, twice a week is
about as heavy at it will get.
Posted pics, got no response thus review complete.
Works well on a welded round rod grill grate; however,
I'm using it on a cast iron, porcelain coated, grill grate.
Since it is a casting, draft angles come into play
which is why I'm going to investigate the nylon brush concept.
A triangular cross section is not a round cross section.
I got a magazine with a 25% HF coupon. Might be worth looking around and
seeing if you can find one of those. (It was a Home Shop Machinist
magazine, issue before the current one. The current one has a free
Since my local store doesn't require the coupon to be clipped out, I've
used the 25% coupon multiple times. It's almost paid for the magazine
subscription. (I didn't subscribe for the coupons, just a nice bonus.)
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