What are the Most Popular Angle Grinder Brands?
There is a wide variety of angle grinders available, with models suitable for amateur and professional purposes. You can choose from tools for specific applications such as cutting, polishing and grinding, but it is important to select the angle grinder which is best suited to your intended use.
Some of the most popular brands include:
- Black + Decker
Can You Get Battery Operated Angle Grinders?
As previously mentioned, there is a great selection of cordless angle grinders which run on battery power. You can browse our full range of cordless angle grinders to discover the best model to suit your requirements.
How Do You Fit a New Angle Grinder Disc?
It is essential that you disconnect the angle grinder from the electric power supply prior to fitting the disc. You should then press the spindle lock button and nudge the disc until it fits securely in place. The spindle lock button should be held while you remove the clamping flange, which is then attached so the flat surface comes into direct contact with the disc. A wrench may be used to tighten and firmly secure the flange.
What is the Difference Between an Angle Grinder and a Disc Cutter?
The versatile, durable angle grinder is suitable for applications such as cutting, grinding, polishing and sharpening. Conversely, the disc cutter is a small, single-handed cutting blade which is best suited to light cutting applications. The angle grinder is typically heavier and requires some strength to control, while the disc cutter is lighter weight and offers greater manoeuvrability.
What Will Break an Angle Grinder?
No matter the angle grinder that you are using, there will always be a risk of breaking the abrasive wheel. However, it is possible to minimise this risk by checking the discs, ensuring the correct mounting, and following the safety procedures. It will also be necessary to mount the abrasive wheels correctly on the corresponding tool.
Angle grinder damage may also occur as a result of kickback. This can happen when the grinder jams with the material being cut or shaped and is more likely to occur if you are using the incorrect wheel or cutting at an inappropriate speed.
Can You Cut Through Metal with an Angle Grinder?
A high-powered angle grinder can be used to cut through any type of metal. However, there will be a risk of flying sparks and debris when cutting different types of metals. It will be necessary to wear goggles and other types of personal protective equipment during such activities.
What Materials Cannot Be Cut by an Angle Grinder?
A high-powered angle grinder will be able to cut through the vast majority of materials. However, diamond and multi-layered materials have a high level of cutting resistance. You should always use an angle grinder in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and only perform grinding tasks if you are completely confident and assured of safety.