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    My pad cleaner

    This is nothing new as I got the idea on these forums, but I haven't seen any pictures. I took an old bucket and cut it 5.5" from the bottom. There's probably room for another inch. The Grit Guard is kind of loose but it works.
    I fill it up with just enough DP Polishing Pad Rejuvenator to reach the top of the Grit Guard (just under a gallon). Run on a low speed for a few seconds with light pressure and it gets the jobs done. It splashes a little due to the Grit Guard not locking in the bucket but not too bad. I didn't want to cut my bucket that locks in the Grit Guard. Spin dry in another bucket.




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    Re: My pad cleaner

    Doesn't look very safe to me. All that splashing around with an open top and a electric tool in your hand scares the crap out of me.

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    Re: My pad cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbin1 View Post
    Doesn't look very safe to me. All that splashing around with an open top and a electric tool in your hand scares the crap out of me.
    That crossed my mind. I'll have to rig up a lid of some kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbin1 View Post
    Doesn't look very safe to me. All that splashing around with an open top and a electric tool in your hand scares the crap out of me.

    Live life on the edge. A little shock here and there will put a little spring back in your step. Heck, it may help you get the job done quicker.

    Colin

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnfowler View Post
    Live life on the edge. A little shock here and there will put a little spring back in your step. Heck, it may help you get the job done quicker.

    Colin
    It looks like we have a beta tester.

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    Re: My pad cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbin1 View Post
    Doesn't look very safe to me. All that splashing around with an open top and a electric tool in your hand scares the crap out of me.
    you do know that the likely hood of splashed water actually causing a problem is pretty low. It can happen, but the chances of it causing it to show him is very low. if anything it will just short out the tool.

    i wouldn't be terribly afraid of it, then again i've been laid out by a welder once. Something happened with the grounding strap and it knocked me on my ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewBall View Post
    you do know that the likely hood of splashed water actually causing a problem is pretty low. It can happen, but the chances of it causing it to show him is very low. if anything it will just short out the tool.
    Yes I do know that but I ALWAYS look at safety first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbin1 View Post
    Yes I do know that but I ALWAYS look at safety first.
    True, just saying. its not as dangerous as people like to make it sound.

    That said, a lid/splash guard would be easy to make.

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    Re: My pad cleaner

    Yeah, or a GFCI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    Yeah, or a GFCI.
    Exactly. All my garage sockets are GFCI protected and individually breakered.

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