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Old 26-11-2010, 17:57   #1
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Grinding Glass

Has anyone used one of these for grinding glass?


Dustless Technologies*–*DustBuddie™ Dust Control Shroud for Hand Grinders


I have to do some substantial grinding this lay up and would prefer not to have everyone at the marina hate me.

Thanks for any input.
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Old 26-11-2010, 18:05   #2
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No I haven't but the plastic doesn't look like it would stand up to much usage.
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Old 26-11-2010, 18:18   #3
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No I haven't but the plastic doesn't look like it would stand up to much usage.
I'd agree! If your in a marina I'd get a couple if your going to do a lot of work. I do my fair share of grinding FG and it's not only messy but the glass gets in your skin bad, if not wearing protective gear. And you don't want it in your eyes especially.

And thanks! I think I'll be getting a couple for myself.
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I've done my share of glass grinding too. Tyvex suit with hood and taped up gloves go a long way for being able to sleep at night!!!
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Old 27-11-2010, 08:05   #5
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I find that a shopvac hose a few inches downstream of the grinder gets 99% of the dust.
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I find that a shopvac hose a few inches downstream of the grinder gets 99% of the dust.
When your on your knees grinding a deck with a 4" grinder in one hand and trying to follow it with the other gets tiring real fast. Believe me! I've tried it and it still gets messy. And which way is downstream when the full face is in contact?
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Old 27-11-2010, 09:28   #7
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Around here when there is a lot of grinding or sand blasting, they tent the area with tarps and the person doing the grinding wears tyvec coveralls, head sock, and gloves with the seams taped. Add to that a positive pressure respirator and you're off to the races.

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Old 27-11-2010, 12:13   #8
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We use a similar hood when sanding decks and glass. The plastic hoods are very flimsy and do wear out quickly. They are very effective. A 4-5" grinder spins at 10,000rpm and you tilt the grinder to use one side of the disk and is much harder to collect the dust on. We use a small funnel shaped hood and it takes a second man and some team work to collect most of the dust from a grinder. These plastic hoods work best with a foam backing pad and PSA or velcro discs.They will also suck the disc down firmly to the work. We sometimes will cut additional holes in the hood to reduce the suction some so as to be able to move the pad easier. The vacuum will prevent the discs from loading up and will also aid in keeping the surface fairer.
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Big jobs a space suit is the way to go... small ones I set up a fan and work upwind...
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A fan is referred to as an environmental control. While it can be very effctive the next door boat might not think too highly about your dust control measures. The marina management also might take offense.
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<snip> I do my fair share of grinding FG and it's not only messy but the glass gets in your skin bad, if not wearing protective gear. And you don't want it in your eyes especially.
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Cover yourself with talc powder. The talc keeps the FG out of the skin. Howevver, it's not recommended for the eyes.
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Old 27-11-2010, 21:02   #12
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There is really no magic answer.....sand fiber glass...get it on you......feel it for a few days....here at the boat yard, we have a fien brand vacuum sander , tyvek suits ..and I still itch!!!!!
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I can see where it might be useful, and polycarbonate is pretty tough stuff so it might well last. A couple of years ago, I'd have given it a try but now I have a steel boat so the dust is more manageable. Perhaps a product review is in order?

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I ordered one, so will let everyone know how it works out.
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