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Hi folks- I am going to need to start looking for an angle grinder or cutting wheel for the purpose of cutting off grounded down bolts on the back of the scraper blade. These are ground down far enough that I can't get pliers around them and sockets are useless. Ariens Tech Support suggested I use an angle grinder or cutting tool to get them off of there but I have never used one before. What brand/models would you suggest or what do you have? There are about 7 bolts total that I'll have to get off.

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that all depends on your budget, and how often you think you may use it. you can get really cheap ones that will suffice for occasional use, or go high end for everyday use. either way.....be very carefull with it, they can grab and jump. never remove the guard, and make sure to position yourself and the guard correctly. ( my scar has faded from 25 years ago.....but i still have and use the same grinder. )

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If you're not going to be using it very much you can probably pick up some chinese made stuff from harbor freight or something from a big box store for possibly $50-75. I have a 40 yr old black and decker from when they actually made real tools. I just used it for two straight days cutting through concrete blocks, pretty much non stop. A tool of that quality would probably set you back a couple of C's. A 4" grinder is all you'll probably need.make sure to get the proper metal cutting wheel.

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that all depends on your budget, and how often you think you may use it. you can get really cheap ones that will suffice for occasional use, or go high end for everyday use. either way.....be very carefull with it, they can grab and jump. never remove the guard, and make sure to position yourself and the guard correctly. ( my scar has faded from 25 years ago.....but i still have and use the same grinder. )
Guard?? But being perfectly serious my old 7" b&d never had a guard. It really should though. The only way to set it down is to lay it on it's back,... And it actually has a built in rest made just for that purpose,

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Guard?? But being perfectly serious my old 7" b&d never had a guard. It really should though. The only way to set it down is to lay it on it's back,... And it actually has a built in rest made just for that purpose,
Yikes !! my old benchmark has a guard, but it was in the way while i was cutting a bolt off while laying under my 65 chevy II many years ago, so i took it off, grinder kicked back, and i got bitten ! .... a grinder can remove alot of flesh in a split second !!!

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Hi folks- I am going to need to start looking for an angle grinder or cutting wheel for the purpose of cutting off grounded down bolts on the back of the scraper blade. These are ground down far enough that I can't get pliers around them and sockets are useless. Ariens Tech Support suggested I use an angle grinder or cutting tool to get them off of there but I have never used one before. What brand/models would you suggest or what do you have? There are about 7 bolts total that I'll have to get off.

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Are you replacing the scraper blade?
You can always just use a hand saw and cut thru the center of the bolt (stud) and nut and it will come apart.

If you really want a grinder (inexpensive) you can get this for $15. Just be very careful with it.

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.....and if you dont already own a face shield or safety glasses, add one or the other to your list. ( full face is preferred)

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I use a makita grinder for coarse work...

when I want to get surgical, this dremel metal cutting kit is the mutt's nuts.
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I used these to remove all of the welds on my Toro824.


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.....and if you dont already own a face shield or safety glasses, add one or the other to your list. ( full face is preferred)
Actually I read somewhere that some face shields are suppossed to be used with safety glasses and not just the face shield.
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