Disk Cutter (This page)
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Or are they...
I just happened to notice the how similarly-sized a CD and a 5" angle grinder disk were. I suppose anybody would! So how far, I thought, would I get through a piece of wood using an AOL CD in the angle grinder? Would it fit? Would it even survive? I mean, 10,000 rpm and 800 watts is nearly up to 32X CD ROM drive standards!
Easy! Let's see what it's capable of!
I had to take the safety guard off, so make sure there's a responsible adult around when you do this. That's not me, by the way.
Well, I managed to get about 25% through the the piece of wood, before the disk jammed. Cool blobs of melted plastic everywhere, though, and melted plastic 'candy-floss' blowing everywhere from the spinning disk. Top class entertainment, but as a serious DIY tool I'm afraid the AOL disk gets 0 out of 10.
I'm not giving up yet, though! These things must have a use! I'll be back soon to report on my next project - are they oven-proof, dishwasher-proof and *microwave-safe? I feel we have to know!
* Apparently not, it transpires! See the beermat link!
Author: Martyn Arnold (though I'm ashamed to be so irresponsible - NOT!!)
Last modified: September 1997