Angle grinders are one of the most versatile power tools available today. They’re useful for cleaning and polishing, sanding and sharpening, and in construction and renovation projects. Want to check those lingering tasks off of your to-do list? Just rent an angle grinder for a weekend!
Angle grinders are able to handle different wheels and accessories, which makes them such a versatile and useful tool. In today’s blog post, we’ll go over a few of the uses of an angle grinder, as well as safety concerns to keep in mind when using the tool.
Attach a wire wheel or brush attachment to an angle grinder to clean or strip rust and paint. Brushes are best for flat areas, while wheels fit into corners and crevices.
Angle grinders are small and lightweight, making them a useful tool for cutting rebar, wire, bolts and more. They can also be used to make smaller cuts to stone, concrete or tile, which is helpful when cutting around outlets or vents. And angle grinders are useful in grinding out old or loose mortar.
An angle grinder is not only a useful tool in and of itself, but it can make other tools more effective! With a grinding wheel, you can sharpen blades on lawn mowers, axes, hoes and ice scrapers.
Safety Concerns for Angle Grinder Use
Because angle grinder motors run much faster than standard power tools – 10,000-11,000 rpm vs. a drill motor’s 700-1,200 rpm – it’s important to be extra cautious when operating a grinder. Wear gloves, a face shield and eye protection, and always unplug the grinder when changing wheels. Ensure there are no flammable materials nearby, as sparks can cause them to catch fire. Direct debris downward, and aim the grinder so that the wheel spins away from sharp edges.
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