Like all other tools, the angle grinder is divided into classes, into professional and household tools, as well as by their design features.
It is perhaps the most widely used tool and not counting drills. Many people work with an angle grinder, but not everyone is wondering about the correctness of the manipulations performed, in terms of personal safety and quality of work. In this article, we want to devote you to the basic subtleties of working with this tool and consider in detail the following questions:
Let’s go in order.
HOW IT IS CORRECT to cut an angle grinder?
Before getting started, you need to prepare your angle grinder. We mean the choice of rig (disc). The following points should be considered here:
- Disc diameter. Remember, the smaller the disc diameter, the more revolutions (higher rotational speed) it can withstand, and vice versa.
- The choice of the disc depends, first of all, on the material with which you plan to work and the design features of your instrument.
- Pay close attention to the legend and markings on the disc. Carefully studying them, you will understand whether the selected equipment is suitable for the proposed work.
Also, always follow safety precautions and work in special equipment such as: gloves, goggles, long-sleeved robes and closed shoes.
First of all, clear the workplace of unnecessary items. Securely fix the workpiece to be machined, pre-marking it, if necessary. Getting started.
Always hold the tool firmly and confidently with both hands. Take a steady body position. They need to stand so that sparks, in the process of work, DO NOT fly onto clothes, and even more so in the face.
Always remember about such a thing as kickback. This is the most dangerous thing that can happen when working with a grinder. It can happen if the disc is strongly jammed in the workpiece. In such a situation, the angle grinder will kick back sharply. I control the process to avoid this.
Also remember that the power cord of the angle grinder must be insulated from sparks during operation. If you need to move the instrument to a different work surface, be sure to turn it off first and then unplug the power cord. The same should be done in a situation with a power outage. As soon as the power goes off, turn off the instrument and then unplug it. If this is not done, then when power is restored, the angle grinder will start to work in a chaotic mode again and can cause irreparable harm to your health, others or damage objects around.
The most frequently asked question that arises in novice craftsmen is the following: How to cut an angle grinder correctly: for yourself or away from yourself? Many do not betray this special significance, but in vain.
Bulgarian manufacturers advise their consumers the following: The tool should be used in such a way that the cut (direction) of the cut coincides with the direction of rotation of the disc.
Experienced craftsmen have a clear answer to this question: You need to make a cut from yourself. This is for your safety. In case the angle grinder is pulled out of your hands, the tool will be thrown in the opposite direction from you. If you cut towards yourself, when the above situation occurs, the tool will fly to your feet. We will NOT describe the consequences. You can imagine them yourself.
If you are less likely to cut parts or workpieces that have thick metal, cut them in an extremely straight line.
When working with a part such as a corner or we cut a profile or a profile pipe, which are usually quite long, cutting the hanging edge. Otherwise, if you make a cut in the place between the supports, such an outcome as a jam of the disk due to the deflection of the workpiece is possible.
If you are less likely to use a professional sheet (sheet metal sheeting), metal siding (metal siding) or metal tiles, take care of the presence of Special anti-corrosion substances, which need to lubricate the material in order to avoid sudden corrosion.
In case you rarely paving slabs or paving stones, get a special disc with a diamond cut.
Reinforced concrete, concrete and other similar materials must be treated with special discs for stone.
If you need to cut a gas or oxygen cylinder, be very careful as it may explode due to the remaining trace of gas or condensation. It is better not to carry out such work at home.
If you need to cut glass or, for example, a mirror. The most trivial ceramic disc will suit you.
When working with material such as wave slate, do not apply extra effort to avoid chips and irregularities.
It is possible to process rubber with an angle grinder, but not necessary. If you understand what we mean.
Plumbing, springs, fittings or channel can also be cut with an angle grinder.
Need to cut drywall or polycarbonate? Do this very carefully to avoid chipping and breaking the material. You will need neatness if you need to cut glass mosaics. For example, if you are cutting off excess parts from a pasted arch, cover the cut and the part to be cut off with masking tape or construction tape. This minimizes the possibility of cracks and prevents debris from scattering on the floor after cutting.
HOW to cut a TILE angle grinder WITHOUT chips?
As we said above, the range of applications for the angle grinder is incredibly wide. She also acts as an excellent helper when cutting material such as tiles or tiles. But, a logical question arises regarding the equipment: How is it better to work on tiles? To carry out this type of work, you need to get a grinding diamond wheel and a tile holder. It is unlikely that it will work without dust with this material, so take care of a protective mask in advance.
Let’s take a closer look at the process itself and methods of cutting tiles or tiles without chips.
- The easiest way is to cut straight. Fix the tile well so that its edge remains suspended along the mowing line of the cut and get to work.
- The next method, which should be noted, is cutting at an angle of 45. This method is more complicated than the first. First, we cut the ceramic tile with a straight cut. Then, when cutting, the angle grinder disc is guided at an angle and removed the unnecessary part. Next, grind the cut with sandpaper.
HOW IT IS CORRECT to cut an angle grinder METAL?
First, let’s talk about the dangers that await the master when cutting metal with an angle grinder, namely:
- Fragments of the disc, in the event of a break;
- Powerful stream of spark and small abrasive particles;
- In some cases, the inability to hold the instrument in the hands.
Now, a few tips for working with metal.
If you have no experience in this type of work, then for a start, it is worth practicing on unnecessary details. If in the process of work, you decide to change the cutting plane when the disc is inside the workpiece, this will immediately lead to its breakage.
To increase the life of discs, especially expensive ones, they need to be cooled. This is done with water. It is necessary to water the cutting area. It is advisable that you carry out work with a partner, who will carry out all these additional manipulations.
Also, breaks of 5-7 minutes every 20-30 minutes of work will help to increase the service life of the equipment, and the tool itself. This rule is especially important when working with household angle grinders. This way you will protect your instrument from overheating.
You should also remember that you should not put pressure on the angle grinder during operation, otherwise it may fail due to overheating, or jam the disc. If you feel that performance is too slow, try changing the drive.
CAN the angle grinder cut WOOD?
Many seasoned craftsmen claim that wood cutting an angle grinder be. Our opinion: it is really possible to cut wood with an angle grinder, but it is extremely unsafe, inconvenient, slow and of poor quality. And that’s why.
Firstly, during operation, the disc of an angle grinder gets very hot and becomes incredibly fragile. The slightest misalignment may result in a ruptured disc. You can recognize the consequences of such a situation by the pictures on the Internet.
Secondly, when working with a disc equipped with victorious solders, these drinks can easily end up under the skin. And this is a direct way to the hospital, because it will not be possible to extract them on your own, plus it is fraught with infection.
Thirdly, when using a disc for wood, the teeth can grab more wood than you expect, and this, in turn, will lead to that. That the angle grinder will simply rip out of your hands. It is very dangerous!
We hope we have explained in an accessible way why you cannot use an angle grinder when working on wood and you will not even try.
But, as practice shows, many craftsmen at home resort to using an angle grinder in the process of processing materials such as chipboard, chipboard, laminate, OSB board or plywood. It should be dusty as carefully as possible and in compliance with all safety measures. Otherwise, you can not only spoil the material, but also be injured.
HOW EXACTLY to cut an angle grinder?
In order not to spoil the workpiece and make a high-quality smooth cut of the angle grinder, you will need to perform a number of preparatory measures, in which we will tell in this part of the article.
- Markup. All ingenious is simple. First we mark it, then we cut it. Take pipe cutting as an example. First, use a chalk or marker to apply the size, then use paper or construction tape. The main thing is that the edge is even. We take the selected auxiliary material and carefully wrap it around the pipe. Its border will be a clear and accurate marking of the cut. When performing work, it is important to remember that under no circumstances should you change the position of the tool stroke. Otherwise, the disc may jam or break. As such, you should not put additional pressure on the tool, as this will immediately be reflected in the curvature of the cut and spoil your workpiece.
- It is very important to choose the right thickness of the circle. There is a simple axiom at work here: the thicker the material you are working with, the thicker the disc should be. When choosing tooling, consult an expert in the field and pay attention to the marking of the grinding wheel applied to his shirt.
HOW to safely cut an angle grinder?
The work of an angle grinder is a matter that requires constant attention and control, because the consequences of accidents are irreversible. Therefore, before starting work, take care of the following:
- Take care of the protection of all parts of the body: face, hands, eyes.
- Clean the workspace from excess, especially the place where the spark is directed, remove further all combustible materials.
- The workpiece to be machined must always be securely fixed.
- Be sure to install the protective cover.
- Hold the tool firmly while working.
- At the end of the work, Wait until the rotation of the disc has stopped completely, place the angle grinder with the disc upward so as NOT to damage it, Unplug the tool from the mains and make sure there is no smoke or signs of fire.
WHAT CANNOT be cut with an angle grinder? BASIC ERRORS
In the list below, the materials with which the angle grinder can work are given. It is prohibited to work with materials on the list.
- The angle grinder is perfect for cutting materials such as cast iron, metal, steel, copper, aluminum, iron, titanium. You can cut stainless steel or galvanized.
- With the appropriate attachments, you can also work with plastics, ceramics, glass, plexiglass and porcelain.
- Stone, granite, marble, asphalt, concrete or wall made of it, brick, porcelain stoneware can also be processed by an angle grinder.
An angle grinder is useful when you need to cut water pipes or old heating.
One of the main factors that guarantee the quality of work is the right tooling. If you have any questions or want to purchase discs, please contact our managers at the specified phones. They will recommend suitable discs and advise you on all questions of interest.
Sawing wood angle grinder
Compliance with safety rules is the most important rule and an appropriately marked disc for working with wood will ensure your work with excellent results. When we cut firewood with an angle grinder, for a safe cut, it is required to fix the angle grinder according to the principle of a circular saw, so that the angle grinder does NOT bounce under our feet. Such work is very unsafe, therefore, if there is an alternative replaced, namely a jigsaw, the same hand tool, or a circular saw, it is better to use them.
Pruning trees with an angle grinder also requires special care and it is worth remembering that small branches corresponding to a disc can be sawed off for an aesthetic appearance, but thicker volumes of work should absolutely not be done on wood, especially on weight.
How to cut wood angle grinder
Spray Plywood Angle Grinder
To cut plywood with an angle grinder, wood discs are often used. Due to the large accumulation of dust, work in a well-ventilated area so as not to breathe burning odors. Sawing is best done according to the previously marked mowing line, pay attention before the end of the process, so that the sawed part of the letter does not get jammed around.
Cutting the OSB angle grinder is safer and more efficient with the right blade. The ideal disc would be the so-called popularly saw blade for wood with three teeth, which is designed to work at high speeds. It will be a plus if the angle grinder has a speed controller.
How to cut wood angle grinder
The angle grinder, originally designed for metal working processes, has so many different uses with different types of materials, and even wood is no exception. An angle grinder can be used for woodworking, but you need to be extremely careful and aware of the high risk of hazardous work. When sawing wood with an angle grinder, the surface will not be as smooth as when using a circular saw, but these errors can be easily corrected, the surface can be sanded.
It is necessary to be extremely careful when cutting wood with an angle grinder and a suitable disc designed specifically for sawing wood, but they are not so common on the market. A special disc for working with wood material has teeth, which increase the size of the cut. When working on wood, the thickness of the wood must not exceed 4 centimeters.
It is forbidden to work with circles for a circular saw, as the speed of revolutions per minute differs significantly. It is not recommended to use discs with coarse teeth, since there is a high probability of the teeth catching on the material, which will lead to the wheel jamming. The likelihood of snatching the tool out of hand in this situation instantly increases. If possible, set a lower number of revolutions.
The question is often asked: Can an angle grinder cut wood with a disc for metal? Of course you can, but not recommended. The wood will simply begin to smoke, an unpleasant odor will appear. It is better to use specially designated discs for this.
Is it possible to dust wood with a diamond disc?
Diamond discs are used most often for working with granite, tiles and ceramics. For wood, it is better to use discs with teeth. When cutting wood with a diamond blade, the material will smoke and the tool will heat up quickly, which will take time to cool down. Therefore, it is best to use discs as intended for specific materials.
Go to the Catalog, where you can get acquainted with the entire range of our angle grinders and choose the optimal one for your tasks.
How to cut angle grinder different materials
Even if you purchase and install the necessary accessories on an angle grinder, it does NOT mean anything. Processing different materials requires certain knowledge. Without this, it will be difficult to achieve the desired quality.
How to make a sander from an angle grinder?
Such a question can be perplexing, because this is an angle grinder. Angle grinder. But it is very versatile and must be prepared for each operation. To prepare the angle grinder for grinding, you need to purchase a support wheel, which is installed directly on the machine shaft.
To process wood, you need to glue an emery cloth on this circle. The number of sandpaper is selected for the immediate moment of work. On sale you can find both a grinding wheel of the required diameter and emery wheels of the appropriate size. Emery wheels with Velcro are also available, which are very easy and quick to change on the tool.
To convert our angle grinder to concrete grinder, it would be a good decision to purchase a special dust cover. It is good because it has a branch pipe for connecting a vacuum cleaner. The well-known casings are produced by Hilti. On the casing of this company there is a sliding sector, which opens part of the wheel for grinding in the corners.
Grinding metal angle grinders is usually done with standard metal grinding wheels. They have different diameters, different thicknesses and different grains of the grinding surface. But, if you are going to grind an indecently rusted surface, then first you need to brush it over the metal. Such brushes of the required diameters are also on sale.
Wood is a unique material. It can be sanded by hand quite well, but with an angle grinder you can achieve very good results. Some snobs argue that an angle grinder generally cannot be cut, but this is from ignorance and Inability.
The main secret. The grinder is used at minimum speed. If the angle grinder has a speed switch, then there will be no problem. At high speeds, the sandpaper will clog very quickly and very tightly with wood. In this mode, it is NOT enough for five minutes of work. Optimum speed is not painful 6000 rpm.
Another secret. Do not cut the entire area of the circle. If the whole surface is polished, then circular marks will remain on the wood. So that traces of sandpaper do NOT remain at all, or they would be minimal, you need only thin sections with the upper sector of the circle. Machine movements Should be along the grain of the wood.
With this method, you can get excellent results when sanding the lining. The board becomes smooth and does NOT retain any tool marks. Do not just get carried away and change the emery pads on the circle in time.
The blockhouse is polished in a similar way. Here it is desirable that the support plate is thin at the edge. With such a plate, it will be easier to thin the narrow junctions of the logs. Otherwise, this work will have to prove with a chisel.
We work on concrete
If it was not possible to purchase a branded protective dust cover with a nozzle for a vacuum cleaner, then you can do it yourself. To do this, we take a used bucket from under putty or glue with a diameter slightly larger than the circle of an angle grinder. Cut off the bottom part at a height slightly larger than the assembled grinding part.
We cut a hole in the bottom for installation on the gearbox and a hole for a plastic plumbing corner bend. Now connect the hose of the vacuum cleaner to the nozzle and work calmly.
The grinding wheel must be suitable for stone processing. Concrete and concrete surfaces are preferable to thin sections with the entire surface of the circle. This will save machining time, and level the surface plane well.
When grinding a concrete floor, it is necessary to constantly monitor the plane with a building ruler, because, due to the different density of concrete, indentations can be made. For the processing of butt joints between concrete fillings, it will be sufficient to achieve one level combination.
Well polished concrete floors and surfaces with a Matrix diamond grinding cup. If the angle grinder is 150 mm, then the cup is 125 mm.
As a thin section angle grinder
Do not forget that sanding is always associated with a lot of dust. When preparing for sanding, do not forget about yourself! Protective mask and respirator. They are the best sanding assistants. You can also find an option where the mask is combined with a good respirator.
The respirator filter will clog very quickly, so you need to prepare several pieces at once for quick replacement. Only after thorough preparatory work can you start grinding.
Grinding metal surfaces
Metal is ground according to different requirements. Most often, the metal is ground for painting or for further polishing. The main tool is recognized as a support cup with replaceable emery pads. The selection of sandpaper depends on the degree of processing and on the state of the metal.
When sanding, you only need to work with part of the disc. There is no need to leave untreated areas on the surface.
It is advisable to prime the treated surfaces of ordinary steel with a primer. Moisture in the air can quickly coat metal and cause rust.
Wood cutting angle grinder
In the absence of special equipment for working with wood, it is allowed to cut wood with an angle grinder. But the thickness of the material cut by the angle grinder does not have to be more than 4 cm. It is necessary to use special cutting discs and wood mills, Recommended for working with the angle grinder.
Hold the cutting tool perpendicular to the work surface. If it is possible to adjust the speed of the angle grinder, then set the minimum value. The recommended maximum values must not be exceeded (the corresponding marking is on the disc). When cutting at high speeds, the wood starts to burn, a large amount of smoke is emitted.
It is not recommended to use the button lock during operation in order to be able to turn off the device and minimize possible damage. In order for the tool NOT to jerk at the end of the cut, experts advise first sawing off the workpiece along the edges, and only then cutting it.
Can an angle grinder safely cut wood?
There is an angle grinder in almost every home, without it it is difficult to imagine carrying out many types of repair work. This multifunctional tool can cut various materials: brick, concrete, metal, porcelain stoneware, etc. The question of whether an angle grinder can cut wood is a matter of controversy.
Discs for wood on an angle grinder
The angle grinder is used for working with hard materials and is NOT a specialized tool for processing wood. But you can use it for THESE purposes, although you will have to comply with some conditions. It is strongly discouraged to use the standard equipment, because It’s not safe.
The industry produces a range of specialized wood discs recommended for the angle grinder:
- Cut-off discs have specially shaped teeth and are located on the cutting part of the reamers, which prevent the tool from jamming.
- Chain discs are used for modeling, milling and stripping wood. They are a disc made of high-alloy steel, on the outer edge of which there is a chain from a chainsaw.
- Special flap sanding attachments are designed for smoothing irregularities and cleaning. Such a nozzle consists of several layers of sandpaper, stacked radially on top of each other so that they overlap.
- The plane disk is used for roughing wood blanks, for example, when building a log house. This attachment replaces the carpenter’s ax.
- Wood cutters allow for rough milling work.
- End discs are used to level the end surface.
- Sanding disc for wood with interchangeable sanding discs of various grain sizes.
Basic safety instructions
Before cutting wood with an angle grinder, read the safety instructions. The main of THESE rules are as follows:
- Be sure to use personal protective equipment (protective plastic goggles, fabric gloves), work in overalls.
- Never use discs that are defective.
- It is recommended to hold the angle grinder firmly with 2 hands.
- Always make sure that the power cord is NOT in the vicinity of a rotating disc.
- Place the angle grinder only after a complete stop of the cutting element.
- DO NOT remove the protective cover.
- DO NOT work while intoxicated.
Do not use attachments that are NOT intended for use with an angle grinder. You should not use cutting equipment for circular saw blades for the following objective reasons:
- An angle grinder has a higher rotational speed than a circular saw. The disc is designed for lower revolutions, so at high speed it can crack and fly apart. Flying fragments can be harmful to health.
- The wood has a more viscous texture and inclusions in the form of knots, because of this, the teeth enter the material unevenly. If the disc gets stuck, the tool could be pulled out of the hand, resulting in serious injury.
- Due to the unevenness of the loads, the equipment overheats and a failure is possible.
Sawing firewood angle grinder
An angle grinder can dust wood in a safe way. It provides for a rigid attachment of the cutting equipment to a bed with guide elements. It will be a stationary sawing equipment in which the angle grinder is securely fixed. A self-made machine works on the principle of circular saws, where the processed material is fed along the guides.
You can cut firewood with an angle grinder, but you need to use the devices necessary to ensure safety. Jigsaw, circular saw, hand tools are more suitable for working with wood.
The device and capabilities of the angle grinder
Arranged angle grinder (angle grinder) is quite simple. The electric motor, by means of a bevel gear, transmits rotation to the shaft, on which replaceable nozzles are fixed. The area of application of the angle grinder is extremely wide. It is used for cutting, deburring, roughing, grinding and sharpening. The type of work performed is determined by the functionality of the removable disks. Each angle grinder attachment has its own purpose.
Such a tool is used during construction work, in mechanical and repair shops, during rescue work and in other fields of activity. Angle grinder Indispensable both in everyday life and at work. We also recommend this:
Cut off, clean up, grind. How to work properly with an angle grinder
Angle grinder (angle grinder), she Angle Grinder, is an effective but extremely traumatic tool. Incorrect use of this machine often leads to various types of injury, damage and injury, in some cases fatal. In most cases, such injuries are inflicted on themselves by non-professionals, who for the first time hold such a tool in their hands and have an idea of its work only in words. That is why the study of safety precautions, operating rules and the use of protection in the process of working with an angle grinder is of great importance.
In order not to get lost among the multitude empty advice and unnecessary recommendations, choose only the right sources of information. How to use an angle grinder correctly, what protective equipment should be used and much more you will learn, just read this article.
What can you grind an angle grinder
Despite the fact that the angle grinder is primarily intended specifically for grinding, it should be prepared separately for each operation. A support circle mounted on the tool shaft significantly contributes to correct and safe work.
To process wood, an emery wheel must be glued onto the platter. Sandpaper is selected for the material purely individually. This is done by the number of the paper itself. The modern assortment makes it easy to find a circle of the required diameter and size. An additional convenience is the presence of Velcro on the emery wheel, which allows you to quickly change them to an angle grinder.
Thanks to the angle grinder, light sanding of concrete has become possible. For this purpose, it is recommended to purchase a protective cover. He will protect the master from flying dust. Also, such a casing has a branch pipe for connecting a vacuum cleaner.
A standard metal grinding wheel is ideal for grinding metals. Such a nozzle has different diameters, thicknesses and different grains of the grinding surface. Please note that if you are planning thin sections on a really rusted surface, then first you should go over it with a metal brush.
Can plexiglass be cut with an angle grinder?
Thanks to the angle grinder, you can effortlessly cut the plexiglass. For this operation, an ordinary ceramic circle will be sufficient.
It is necessary to make a contour cut, and then deepen it. The cut glass will need to be moved to the edge of the table and broken. Remember to cut this material carefully so as not to damage it.
How to cut an angle grinder correctly?
After a suitable nozzle has been selected, the workplace has been cleaned and all the necessary operations aimed at ensuring safety have been completed, you can start the work itself. Knowing exactly how to cut the angle grinder is important here.
To avoid injury and damage to the instrument itself, it is enough to follow simple rules:
- Please note that the line of the cut itself should not rest against the master, but pass by him. If the disc is jammed, the jet motion of the angle grinder will pass it;
- Pay attention to the position of the guard. It will provide reliable protection if it is between the circle and the master;
- Do not apply force to the instrument. The angle grinder will do the job on its own, you just have to hold it and direct it in the right direction. Using excessive force will only lead to a skewed circle;
- Never turn on your clipper if the disc is still in the cut;
- You need to start cutting profiles at the place where the cross section is smallest;
- When working with stone, concrete or tiles, dust naturally occurs, from which it is extremely important to protect the respiratory system. You can use special covers with nozzles for a vacuum cleaner or simply suppress the dust with water;
- Be very careful when cutting the walls. Reinforcement, pipe, cable and other elements can get under the circle, which will lead to kickback.
Remember that before cutting and sawing an angle grinder, you should familiarize yourself with the characteristics of the tool itself and the working material.
How to cut tiles, ceramics, granite, tiles
A feature of THESE materials is a large amount of dust and the possibility of chips during the cutting process. It is important here to approach the preparatory process correctly. If it is impossible to avoid the formation of dust, then it is quite possible to reduce the risk of chips to a minimum.
In order to avoid chipping during the cutting of tiles, it must be moistened with water. Such a step in time Reduces the temperature of the material, which is the main prerequisite for destruction. It will also allow not only to cut the tiles without chips, but also to cut out the necessary fragments. Approximately according to this principle, tiles are cut.
There is also an alternative way. In this case, you will need to operate the stone cut-off wheel. The use of such a circle practically eliminates the formation of cracks and chips.
Cutting porcelain stoneware is more difficult, as this material is thicker and stronger. The best solution in this case would be to use a stone circle:
- Make a contour cut along the contour of the mowing line. Then again, until the not cut thickness of the product becomes less than the cut;
- Move the product to the edge of the table;
- With a sharp but not violent movement of breaking the porcelain stoneware tiles.
How to cut wood, plywood, chipboard
Despite many questions and attempts to cut wood products from an angle grinder, many experts do NOT recommend using this tool for such work, but take other tools for THESE purposes. Jigsaws, circular saws, etc. This is due to the high degree of danger in the process of performing such work.
Among the reasons for the increased danger, the most important are:
- The likelihood of a large amount of wood being captured by the teeth of the disc, which will lead to a sharp slip of the tool from the hands;
- Heating of the disc during cutting, which leads to its fragility. In this case, even a slight skew becomes a prerequisite for the destruction of the disk, which is why its small pieces will fly apart;
- There is a high probability of disconnection of the drinks, which can lead to injury to the master.
Now there is a wide variety of Special tools for woodworking. So why risk your own life?
Application of angle grinder for cutting various materials, cutting and grinding wood
If you are trying to understand whether an angle grinder can cut wood, then the answer to this question is unequivocal: you can. But many will NOT do this, because Too many injuries are caused to people precisely from using an angle grinder as a saw for wood, which is correctly called an angle grinder.
First of all, this is caused by a fairly high speed of its rotation, for which most saw blades are simply not designed. But who directs attention to this, when it is necessary to do the work, and there seems to be a suitable tool at hand, and a compensator ring of the required size is also applied to the intent disk on wood. over, the protective casing is removed for convenience of work, which is absolutely impossible to do.
But, in injuries, we will NOT talk, but we will talk about what and how you can handle (including dusting) a tree with an angle grinder, but before. In the complexity of work, the angle grinder is with wood.
Difficulties when working with an angle grinder
We mentioned the discrepancy between the speed of the angle grinder and circular saw, but users who have an angle grinder with adjustable speed can say that this factor has been taken into account, and any saw blade for wood is suitable for their tool.
Of course, I set the number of revolutions of the output shaft of the angle grinder, corresponding to that indicated on the marking of the saw blade, they significantly reduce the risk of injury during operation, but do not eliminate it completely. This is primarily due to the material itself, or rather its structure and heterogeneity.
Even in different places of the same trunk, the tree has different hardness, it does not already indicate the inclusion of a viscous resin, it is possible that there is metal that has ended up in the thickness of the wood: from pellets and bullets that hit the tree during a hunt, into the wire that has grown into it, which tied the branches. Don’t forget about twigs, which are present in almost all types of wood.
When meeting with the listed obstacles, the saw blade brakes sharply and the angle grinder simply pulls it out of the hands by inertia, and when passing through a hard area, it rushes forward with a vengeance.
When meeting metal, there is a high probability of chipping of a carbide tooth, which can be captured next and thrown out with the speed of a bullet. It is good if in the coverage area of the protective casing.
A person who decides to cut a tree is even more in danger, because the angle grinder must be put on its side, which changes the usual and comfortable grip, which means that the grip is weakened.
We categorically do not recommend an angle grinder to dust the wood, and not having a speed control, saw blades for circular saws. But there are special discs for the angle grinder, designed for working with wood.