Angle Grinders

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Angle grinders are handheld power tools that use rotating abrasive discs to perform various cutting, grinding, and polishing tasks on different materials. They are popular among DIYers, homeowners, and professionals in construction, metalworking, woodworking, automotive repair, and other industries that require precise and efficient cutting and shaping of surfaces.

An angle grinder, also known as a disc grinder or side grinder, is a handheld power tool that uses an abrasive disc to perform various cutting, grinding, and polishing tasks on different materials such as metal, stone, concrete, wood, tiles, and plastics. The disc is attached to a spindle that rotates at high speeds, usually between 2000 and 13000 revolutions per minute (RPM), depending on the model and the disc size.

Angle grinders come in different sizes, ranging from 4.5 inches (115mm) to 9 inches (230mm). They are also equipped with various safety features such as guards, switches, and locks to prevent accidents and injuries.

Types of Angle Grinders

Angle grinders can be classified based on their power source, including corded and cordless electric models and pneumatic (air-powered) models. Electric angle grinders are the most common type and are available in different sizes and power ratings. Cordless angle grinders are also popular for their portability and convenience.

We recommend the Black & Decker BEG010A5 Grinder, which has been designed to provide the perfect balance between power, weight and size. Its motor delivers high performance, which is ideal for completing a range of grinding and cutting tasks. For added safety, there is a no-volt release switch that prevents the unit from starting unintentionally when locked on. Its 3-position side handle offers greater comfort and control.

Uses of Angle Grinders

Angle grinders are versatile and multipurpose tools that can handle a wide range of cutting, grinding, and polishing tasks on different materials. Here are some of the most common uses of angle grinders:

  • Cutting and grinding metal, masonry, and wood

Angle grinders are ideal for cutting and grinding metal, masonry, and wood materials such as pipes, rods, bars, tiles, bricks, and timber. They can cut through thick and hard materials quickly and precisely, making them indispensable for metalworking, construction, and woodworking projects.

  • Polishing and sanding surfaces

Angle grinders can also be used for polishing and sanding surfaces such as metal, stone, and concrete by attaching different types of abrasive pads and discs. They can remove scratches, blemishes, and imperfections from surfaces and give them a smooth and shiny finish.

  • Removing rust, paint, and other coatings

Angle grinders can be equipped with wire brushes, sanding discs, and abrasive flap discs to remove rust, paint, and other coatings from metal and other surfaces. They can also be used to prepare surfaces for painting or welding by cleaning and smoothing them.

  • Sharpening blades and tools

Angle grinders can be used to sharpen blades and tools such as knives, scissors, chisels, and garden shears, by attaching a grinding disc or a sharpening stone. They can restore the sharpness and edge of dull or damaged blades and tools, making them more effective and efficient.

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