Even before I brought the unit home, I knew someday I would defeat the safety mechanism on the Bostitch angle grinder. I chose this grinder specifically for it's power and easy on/off paddle switch. Its shortcoming was the hard to operate safety mechanism, which was difficult to engage when wearing gloves. The safety had to go and here's how I did it.
* Please don't comment about PPE, safety issues, etc. As much as I like to be safe, there's some level of risk I am willing to take and frankly, I don't want a debate. Remove safety mechanisms at your own risk. I am not responsible for your actions.
Step 1: Right Tool for the Job.
Make sure your angle grinder is nearby and unplugged.
Step 2: Countdown to Meltdown.
Step 3: Voiding Warranty
Step 4: Respect Your Tool, Don't Be One.
Remove all loose parts. Clear any remaining debris off tool. Plug the grinder in and test while wearing proper PPE.
That's it. Now the paddle switch should work without resistance. Be careful how you lay down tool so you don't accidently activate it. Reminds me of my air grinder now. No safety!!!
* Use modified tools at your own risk.
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