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    I was told today that if you use your standard grinder wheel on Aluminum, to use bee's wax on the blade first ? I guess the aluminum grinder disks, have that incorporated in it. Anyone want to comment on this ? Pat
    Model A's and of course the famous AA's

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    Interesting. I know I'm supposed to use bee's wax on the lock cams for my car top carriers. It makes them work so much easier, and prevents any galling of the aluminum. I recently cut some vinyl siding and some aluminum, and I used a fine tooth blade running backwards in my table saw. It did a good job, and when I was done I could push off any aluminum that stuck to the blade. The wax probably would have helped.

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    • #3
      I would not advise using a grinding wheel (Stone) on any non-ferrous metal.
      I have used Beeswax on rotary files and rasps with acceptable results if the tool was cleaned and re-waxed periodically.
      Regards - Randy
      Randy's Rod Shop
      1933 Ford Tudor "Bugsy"

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