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Old 07-26-2022, 10:10 PM
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I pulled a 24 inch crescent wrench out of my truck box the other day to take a ball off a hitch and the guy talking to me about fell over. Then I pulled out a set of combo wrenches that goes from 1-3/8" to 2-1/2" to hold the other side and he just got real quiet. I don't think most people have any idea that tools as big as you guys use even exist.

I've tossed around the idea of buying a 3/4" impact. I haven't used a 1" since I quit the sod farm where I was stuck changing semi tires all the time and I'd kind of like to keep it that way

Some of this is crazy even for this stuff. I think I mentioned already but the torque spec on those bolts is over 13,000 foot pounds.

The cutting edges on these buckets are around 8” thick, and they’ve cracked those in half several times that I’ve seen.

I finally saw a gearcase for the crowd/retract that they broke last winter a few weeks ago, 2” thick plate, literally snapped in two pieces, over about a 24-30” length.

The bigger it is, the bigger the carnage when they break it.


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Old 07-26-2022, 11:09 PM
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Some of this is crazy even for this stuff. I think I mentioned already but the torque spec on those bolts is over 13,000 foot pounds.

The cutting edges on these buckets are around 8” thick, and they’ve cracked those in half several times that I’ve seen.

I finally saw a gearcase for the crowd/retract that they broke last winter a few weeks ago, 2” thick plate, literally snapped in two pieces, over about a 24-30” length.

The bigger it is, the bigger the carnage when they break it.


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Let's see, 13,000/3 = 4,333 yard pounds or 13,000/5,280 = 2.46 mile pounds. Yep, that's a biggie.
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Old 07-27-2022, 01:03 PM
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I pulled a 24 inch crescent wrench out of my truck box the other day to take a ball off a hitch and the guy talking to me about fell over. Then I pulled out a set of combo wrenches that goes from 1-3/8" to 2-1/2" to hold the other side and he just got real quiet. I don't think most people have any idea that tools as big as you guys use even exist.

I've tossed around the idea of buying a 3/4" impact. I haven't used a 1" since I quit the sod farm where I was stuck changing semi tires all the time and I'd kind of like to keep it that way
I listened to a young plumber brag about using a steel 24" pipe wrench. He became really quiet when I told him I'd used 36" pipe wrenches with 5' snipes to make and break 200 m of tubing. Even more so when I described watching an Azeri crew make and break 4200m strings of 89 mm Russian LH drill pipe with hand tools for weeks at a time on a fishing job..... FYI, it took 3 - 24 hour days to pull or run a tool to 4200 m. All pipe laid down onto racks as the rig had no racking board to stand pipe vertically like western rigs do.
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Old 07-27-2022, 07:12 PM
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Angle grinders, corded, cordless or pneumatic - the simple answer is yes !!!

Probably 30-40 Metabo corded grinders
Probably 20 Metabo cordless grinders
Probably 12-16 pneumatic grinders, from Jet, Sioux, CP, and a few others
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Old 07-28-2022, 06:20 AM
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Some of this is crazy even for this stuff. I think I mentioned already but the torque spec on those bolts is over 13,000 foot pounds.

The cutting edges on these buckets are around 8” thick, and they’ve cracked those in half several times that I’ve seen.

I finally saw a gearcase for the crowd/retract that they broke last winter a few weeks ago, 2” thick plate, literally snapped in two pieces, over about a 24-30” length.

The bigger it is, the bigger the carnage when they break it.


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Old 07-28-2022, 07:54 AM
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Angle grinders, corded, cordless or pneumatic - the simple answer is yes !!!

Probably 30-40 Metabo corded grinders
Probably 20 Metabo cordless grinders
Probably 12-16 pneumatic grinders, from Jet, Sioux, CP, and a few others
He who dies with the most grinders wins.
I think we have a winner here, Chris can't compete on this level.
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Old 07-28-2022, 11:10 AM
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He who dies with the most grinders wins.
I think we have a winner here, Chris can't compete on this level.

Ya but, no pictures, no prize. We need photograph evidence.


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Old 07-28-2022, 12:10 PM
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...Chris can't compete on this level.
Chris might win the "variety" category...
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Old 07-28-2022, 09:41 PM
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Angle grinders, corded, cordless or pneumatic - the simple answer is yes !!!

Probably 30-40 Metabo corded grinders
Probably 20 Metabo cordless grinders
Probably 12-16 pneumatic grinders, from Jet, Sioux, CP, and a few others
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He who dies with the most grinders wins.
I think we have a winner here, Chris can't compete on this level.
Wowzers, if that exists all at the same time under one person's roof for personal use (not commercial amongst a crew), then I agree, he is a winner!

I don't think I have one picture of all my grinders in it, I'll see about rounding them all up.

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Ya but, no pictures, no prize. We need photograph evidence.


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Old 07-28-2022, 09:59 PM
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Jack wouldn't lie, he probably has more tools than a lot of us have put together. He has tools stored in his basement that he hasn't seen in years and since he is retired he is now into guns
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