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can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? #4665285
02/13/18 09:26 PM
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I'm cutting some bolts off with my 4.5in handheld dewalt grinder and I'm having trouble cutting all the way through because I keep hitting either the guard or the center washer that holds the wheel on. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't work, just have to take the guard off and make sure my fingers don't get close.


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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665295
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The diameter of the wheel will greatly rob the grinder of the torque needed to perform, but if the center diameter of the wheel/arbor is the same, give it a try.

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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665296
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Most will have a different size hole, but it isn't a good idea if they did fit. It kind of sounds like you are using a worn out disk. How big are the bolts you are trying to cut?

Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665299
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I wouldn't do it. RPM for the 4.5 is higher than the 7 in grinder. The 7 in disc may not be designed for the higher RPM. There's about 3000 RPM difference between my 4.5 vs the 7 in.

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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665301
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Taking the guard off is a bad idea its there for a reason!


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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: tig1] #4665304
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Originally Posted By: tig1
I wouldn't do it. RPM for the 4.5 is higher than the 7 in grinder. The 7 in disc may not be designed for the higher RPM. There's about 3000 RPM difference between my 4.5 vs the 7 in.


Once he puts that 7 inch disc on anything, it won't be spining very fast at all.

lol, I must be dangerous, only my chop saw and miter saw have guards!

Last edited by KneeGrinder; 02/13/18 09:48 PM.

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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665311
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I feel like it's more dangerous with the guard getting in the way making me go crooked with the wheel. I'd rather have a larger wheel on it so I can cut straight.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665314
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I do believe a 7" disc is going to naturally spin slower because it has to travel farther to make one rotation compared to the smaller wheel.


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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665326
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
I do believe a 7" disc is going to naturally spin slower because it has to travel farther to make one rotation compared to the smaller wheel.


You would believe wrong. If your grinder spins @ 10,000 rpm it spins at 10,000 rpm. It may take longer to spin up with a bigger wheel but not much. A 4.5" wheel has a diameter of 13", a 7" wheel is 22" diameter. You get 70% more cutting surface per revolution and it's traveling 70% faster but it's going to bog down, think of being in 5th gear when you should be in 2nd.

If you do this make sure the disc isn't overlapping the grip area.


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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665355
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It will work.
The hazards presented by such a configuration are generally self-correcting. I've done it plenty. Prefer not to.


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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665356
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Yes, they even make "spacers" to help do it.

Take off the guard, apply big disk, and off you go.

How attached are you to your fingers ?

Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665362
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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: tig1] #4665363
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Originally Posted By: tig1
I wouldn't do it. RPM for the 4.5 is higher than the 7 in grinder. The 7 in disc may not be designed for the higher RPM. There's about 3000 RPM difference between my 4.5 vs the 7 in.
This

Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4665366
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Great excuse to buy another tool and not get injured.


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Re: can you put a 7'' cutoff wheel on a 4.5'' grinder? [Re: dareo] #4665377
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Originally Posted By: dareo
Great excuse to buy another tool and not get injured.
..........or die. That 7" disk has a lot of mass and I have seen one exploding as a result of overspeed only taking a guys hand off.

For effect see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJOiKuVeXA0

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