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    Sounds like the nut used in hand buffing/grinding tools, too.

    Yeah....PITA at times.

    I can understand why, for those types. But not for a grinder like y'all use.

    My problem is getting cramps in my hands and arms. For I'm the machine..
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    I have learned to put those nuts on a bit snug instead of cranking down.
    They do get tighter as you go. I don't seem to have any issues any more.
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    What he said. I put the nut on just more than finger tight now too. The natural tendency is to overtighten.
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    I agree with you guys, about tightening the lock nut finger tight.

    This time the problem was using a 7" grinder one handed (Red Green style) while hanging off of a ladder. I was cutting some structural steel and got the cutting disk caught/jammed multiple times. Sometimes, not very often, getting the wheel caught up can tighten the nut crazy tight. I am just happy the wheel did not break.
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    Yeah, a grinding disk makes a wonderful lock washer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Ive been in that spot.
    Normally the button to hold it still fits in a hole so you just have to line up the hole and button and it wont turn. I think the last one i delt with that had the little holes in a round threaded washer i ended up using pin punches in the holds enough to get a bar between the pins and turn. They should be made with a head for a wrench.
    My 8" has a nut at the top of the brush etc. I think it is a clearance issue with the 4" and being for lack of a better term on the face of the wheel.
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    Oddly I've never had this problem with my angle grinders.

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    That is odd Victor
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    I laugh at videos.

    Everyone uses a 4 inch grinder.

    For anything!

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    Looking at Vintage tractors, you often find a Forgemade specialty wrench for THAT tractor, for one bolt on that tractor..

    I always imagine an older gentleman farmer saying to himself, "That will be the last time that bolt gives me headaches"
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