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topher5150

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I was at the rental store Saturday, while the wife was next door getting her bridesmaid dress fitted, and I was talking to the guy about renting a floor cement grinder. He told me that for the size of the area that I was doing an angle grinder to small, but the big floor grinder was to pricey, and I would need a couple of guys to help haul it. He suggested that I use a floor buffer with a very course pad. Has anyone ever tried this before?
 

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What did you end up doing? I need to remove paint/mastic from ~250 sq ft of concrete. I'm considering a diamond wheel on a 7" grinder vs renting a floor polisher and a Diamabrush for ~$140/day.
 

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I called the same rental place and told the lady what i needed to rent and she thought I was crazy. I ended up buying a wheel for my angle grinder. a little bit of background the house we bought had the carpet pulled from basement, and tried to put leveling cement down and it turned out real bad. I tried to redo some of the cement my self but it didn't turn out to well, that's why I thought I could grind it down, but I just ended up chipping all cement that was laid down, and I'm just going to start over.
 

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