How heavy duty is this wire brush job?
I have known a number of people who use the Harbor Freight angle grinders
for all kinds of cleaning tasks. A variety of wire brushes are available
for the angle grinders.
And the angle grinder is a versatile tool that can be used for many things.
I use mine for various jobs. You can even use it to cut metal.
Just an idea. It is cheap and it has done a good job for many people. I
have other brands, but I paid a lot more for them. I have purchased harbor
freight tools to give to relatives to keep them from using my tools.
You know if you have a coupon for the 4.5 angle grinder 9.99
you can get the 4" knotted wire wheel 4.99 and total cost would be less
than that drill. Also you will take off more rust quickly.
Do not get the 4.5 wire wheels, only the 4" with a 4.5 Inch angle
grinder. you want the guard in place, and with the 4.5 you won't fit it.
Trust me you don't want the wire wheel w/o a guard... it's a knuckle
Thanks! You just reminded me that I need to pick up a cheap circular saw at HF. I've got a bunch of landscaping blocks that I need to cut and I can't see subjecting my good PC left blade to all that dust.
On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:48:10 PM UTC-4, Lew Hodgett wrote:
It's actually a nylon brush like this.
Want to clean the burned crud off a porcelain
coated BBQ grill when it is cold.
OK, this is no just a California warning thing.
Be VERY CAREFUL when doing that. Wear a mask, maybe a respirator while
doing so. Swingman can fill you in on the details after doing the same
with his grill.
On Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:17:16 PM UTC-7, Lew Hodgett wrote:
[about a HF drill for cleaning]
My first impression: a drill will overheat if you run it
for ten or twenty minutes (they work fine for drill/rest/drill/rest
applications). So, an air tool would be preferable (if you have
On a porcelain surface, use oven cleaner (lye) and get it hot.
Wash with a hose. Repeat.
For extra fun, chain down the grill and use a pressure washer.
My question is if you are going to clean the crud off while it is in place
on the grill, do you want to be cooking with pieces of nylon bristles
cooking off and out gassing after they break off the brush and fall down
into the grill to be heated up later, melted, caught fire, and cooked into
Does not sound like a good plan to me. Sick with wire brush, of brass or
Good question, but won't be a problem.
Grate will be removed for cleaning and then returned.
The porcelain coating will get washed before returning to grill.
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