How to Grind Concrete With an Angle Grinder

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When fitted with the proper attachments, an angle grinder can be used to smooth, polish or level concrete surfaces.  You can use a wet or dry angle grinder.  With the proper supplies, protective equipment, and step-by-step instructions, this job can be safely and easily completed by non-professionals. Using an Angle Grinder to Grind Concrete Before …

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How To Cut Asphalt With an Angle Grinder

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Properly installed and maintained asphalt should last for 25 to 30 years. An expected part of that maintenance is removing and replacing deteriorated material. Sometimes, you need to cut asphalt to install something in the ground below your driveway.  An angle grinder is one of the most powerful and versatile removal tools available. Whether you’re …

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How to Use an Angle Grinder to Cut Metal

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When you have a project that involves cutting metal, an angle grinder can be used to complete the job with speed and precision. Angle grinders fitted with an appropriate wheel can cut through almost any metal, including steel, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminum, and copper.  Using an Angle Grinder to Cut Metal  Before you can …

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How To Change the Blade On an Angle Grinder

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The blade of your angle grinder is held in place by a locking nut. Changing the blade requires this nut to be loosened and removed. This is usually done using a special two-pronged wrench. A wrench that fits the size and shape of your angle grinder’s locking nut should have been in the box when …

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How To Remove an Angle Grinder Disc Without a Tool

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To get full use of your angle grinder, you need to know how to change the disc. Not only will the disc wear out over time, different discs are better suited to different tasks. If you have the specially designed disc-changing tool that came with your angle grinder, you can refer to our article on …

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How to Install a Wire Wheel On an Angle Grinder

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When fitted with an appropriate attachment, an angle grinder can be used to clean, deburr, and finish metal. To achieve a perfect finish with a wire wheel or cup brush, first you need to connect it to the angle grinder. This article covers the installation of wire wheels on angle grinders.  Angle Grinders Wire Wheels …

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How To Cut Bricks With an Angle Grinder

Brick fireplace

The impressive rotational power of an angle grinder spins a blade at around 10,000 RPM. When used with an abrasive masonry or diamond cutoff blade, they can easily cut through brick. DIYers who want to increase the value of their home with a brick patio, walkway, fireplace, or water feature can follow these steps to …

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How to Cut Pavers With an Angle Grinder

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No matter how carefully you plan the installation of your patio, walkway, or driveway, if you’re using pavers, some of them will need to be cut. Cutting pavers with an angle grinder can be done safely and effectively by nonprofessionals. You can even use an angle grinder to make curved cuts.  Assemble the appropriate materials …

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How to Sharpen Mower Blades With an Angle Grinder

Man sharpening mower blade with an angle grinder

Just like kitchen knives and razors, the blade of your lawn mower gets dull with regular use. Sharp mower blades are essential to achieve a clean, uniform cut and maintain the health of your lawn.  An angle grinder with the correct grinding disc will repair damage and extend the life of your mower blade. Sharpening …

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How to Cut Cast Iron Pipe With an Angle Grinder

Person cutting a cast iron pipe with an angle grinder

Cast iron performs well for a long time, carrying water and sewage for up to 25 years. Unfortunately, it then begins to degrade internally, developing rust from exposure to water and air. This can cause plumbing failures, and replacing the failed section is the most common solution.  An angle grinder makes it easy to remove …

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How To Use an Angle Grinder

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So you’re ready to add an angle grinder to your DIY arsenal. Congratulations – your life is about to get a lot easier! Angle grinders make short work of tough jobs due to their impressive power and speed.   Once you understand how to keep yourself safe while using one, you’ll be cutting, polishing, and grinding …

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How to Use an Angle Grinder to Sand Wood

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Removing mill marks or sanding wood is a crucial step before using it for different woodworking projects. Learning how to use an angle grinder to sand wood is an easy and practical way to do this job. Natural wood comes with a lot of flaws that need to be taken care of before using it …

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