How to Use an Angle Grinder Tool

How to Use an Angle Grinder Tool

We know angle grinders are one of the most adaptable pieces of equipment. Subsequently, there are a ton of things you could use an angle grinder for. If you have a metal workshop, you will discover a significant number of uses for an angle grinder. Need to crush? You'll require an angle grinder. Need to expel dust from any metal or stone? You'll require an angle grinder. So, here’s an outline of the basic uses for an angle grinder.

Cutting metal

Cutting metal is the most well-known use of an angle grinder. If you own a metal workshop or work in one, you’ll definitely realize how much metal you need to cut every day, particularly iron. You could cut iron rebar utilizing a hacksaw; however, I’m sure you wouldn’t have the patience to cut  5-6 rebars sitting throughout the day. This would take a lot of time and waste a lot of energy. Instead, take an angle grinder, switch it on, put the rebar in a spot where it doesn't move, place the grinder on the rebar, and put some weight on it. The rest of the work will be finished by the grinder.

This is so simple and snappy. You could also cut a wide range of metal utilizing the angle grinder. For cutting metal, you will require a metal cut-off sharp edge/metal cutting wheel balanced with the grinder.

Cutting tiles, stone, and cement

You can cut artistic tiles with the assistance of an angle grinder. Moreover, if you have to cut stone or solid, you can use an angle grinder.

However, you should be especially cautious about your safety as you are cutting something that is extremely overwhelming. Select a solid cutting edge like a dry cut jewel sharp edge.

(N.B – These will cost somewhat higher; however, from my perspective, these are ideal for cutting tiles, stone or cement. These cutting edges will keep going for quite a while as well.)

The rest is like cutting metal – switch on the grinder, put the material so that it can't move and start cutting.

You need to remember that these materials are much substantial than metal. So you may need to take additional time and put more weight.

Metal cleaning and cleaning

You can clean rust and soil from any sort of metal by using an angle grinder.

You may have mud sticking to your equipment, and you might think that it’s hard to clean that mud and rust. In any case, cleaning with an angle grinder is a lot simpler.

The process is similar to cutting, aside from the wheel.

You need to use a wire cup brush or wire wheel to clean. Tip – use a wire cup brush for cleaning a wide territory and use a wire wheel s to clean tight spaces where wire cup brushes can't reach.

Furthermore, it not only cleans metal; you can also perfectly clean concrete or stone with the assistance of an angle grinder.

  • Updated October 12, 2019
Marisa R. Carpenter