Clean a Fence Using a Grinder

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Clean a metal fence using a grinder to get rid of the spatter from the welding arch, safety tips, using a hard disk, and sanding in this free construction video. View Video Transcript

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Terry Leafty

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On behalf of Expert Village, I'm Terry, and I'm here to tell you today about building a wrought iron fence. Okay, now that we've got our fence built, we want to do the clean up. We want to get off what they call the be be's, which is the spatter from the welding arch. The little sparks you see they like to stick like magnets, and then burn into the metal. So we've got to remove that with the grinder. First, you want to have safety glasses and your gloves. I always wear gloves, it just feels like a second skin to me. A lot of people sometimes don't wear gloves. They end up with burns, abrasions, and even cuts. People cut their fingers off. What I'm doing now is I'm going to use a solid hard disk. It's actually done in steps. If I use a solid hard disk first I can take the metal, I can take the high welds down to the metal because I want everything to be smooth and even. So, I can take the majority of the material off with a course, rough disk, and then later on I'll take a light sanding pad to remove the rest of the metal down to the even surface. Let's move this out of there. If you look right here on my vine, it's one of the welds where I joined the vines together. You always want to grind where you're throwing sparks away from any flammable materials or yourself, maybe another person working around you.