A Different Adventure: Exploring The 7 Uses of an Angle Grinder

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An angle grinder is one of the essential tools for the handyman. It has several uses which will be explained below. So, prepare yourself for a different kind of adventure today!

Clean metals

Traveling to new destinations can be considered as “cleaning” because it renews the mind and removes the negative thoughts. Well, an angle grinder can also remove the negative, which is the dirt. Simply use the wire brush for your angle grinder for cleaning metals. The angle grinder will then be able to remove rust and caked-on dirt and cement quickly. Just make sure that the material is secured with a vise or a clamp. Also, bear in mind that the brush should spin away from the edge and not into the edge or else the brush would catch on the edge and cause the grinder to kick back at you.

Note: Wire brushes are great for flat and large areas.

Remove paint

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Tired of loose, old point? Remove it with a wire wheel attached to your grinder. But of course, be extremely careful—work away from the sharp edges. Wire wheels are perfect for tight areas and crevices. They’re also used for cleaning, stripping, and deburring tasks.

Restore cutting edges

When you travel in places you’ve never been before, you restore your mind and give your mind a boost. Your angle grinder is similar to that place. It can restore the edges of shovels, hoes, and ice scrapers. You can even use it for the initial grinding of hatchets, axes, and lawn mower blades. You only need to use the grinding wheel for this task. Remember, using the right attachment is key to finishing your work successfully.

Cut bars and rods

An angle grinder can also cut bars and rods. Just secure the material and use the cutoff wheel to cut through the metal. Just allow the weight of the grinder to do most of the work. Also, let the short end drop freely to avoid binding the blade.

Cut tile and concrete

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When cutting tiles, make sure you accurately mark the outline of the cut first on both sides of the tile. Next, clamp it to your workbench. Be sure the tile is secured. Then score the outline about 1/8 inch deep on the front side with the diamond blade. Now flip it over and cut through the tile from its backside. Extend the cuts a little bit past the lines at the corners to achieve crisp, square corners. If you want to know how to cut concrete with your angle grinder, then check out the top 5 angle grinders for concrete.

Cut frozen bolts

You can also grind bolts with an angle grinder. Just brush against the concrete while trying your best not to cut into it with the wheel.

Grind mortar

Lastly, an angle grinder can grind loose, old mortar with the help of its diamond tuck-pointing wheel. Create 2-3 ½ in deep passes to clear the joint completely. Stay around 1/8 in. from the brick so as not to damage it.