Angle Grinders 101: Metal and More
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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot’s ProSpective Campaign.
As part of The Home Depot ProSpective campaign (May 2017- 2018) we have been receiving a variety of tools to use and review. A lot of the tools and their function are new to us. It’s been fun and educational to see the different tools available to pros and DIYers and how to use them. We were sent the Makita Brushless Cordless Angle Grinder to review and found that, although it is marketed as a pro tool, it does have value to the home DIYer.
An angle grinder can be a really versatile tool for the home DIYer. With an angle grinder you can do all kinds of projects, especially the cutting and grinding of metal. There are various wheels and accessories which allow you to work on metal, tile, concrete and more. A battery operated model like the Makita Brushless Angle Grinder means you can work where you need it without having to deal with an extension cord or having to look for an outlet!
If you're familiar with the Dremel Rotary Tool, just think of an angle grinder as a really big version of it. With a rotary tool you can cut and grind small diameter metal; with an angle grinder, you can do the same but with larger, thicker metals and materials.
When we moved into our home in 1998 we had a project where an angle grinder would have come in very handy if only we had known about it!
The problem was the previous owners had cemented a basketball goal into the ground which just happen to block entry to the backyard where I wanted to park. (Because I’m fancy like that and wanted direct access to the backdoor!) Well, actually just the metal post was remaining not only blocking the backyard but a hazard should someone accidentally fall on to it! We worked for weeks to dig that concrete out of the ground. If we had known about the angle grinder, it would have been removed in minutes! We could have cut off the post and then ground down the remaining edge nice and smooth.
Let’s take a look at what is included with the purchase of the Makita Brushless Angle Grinder Kit:
Oh, and read the reviews real users have left. There is a lot of high praise from the consumers that use this model angle grinder.
For tips on using an angle grinder, this post from The Family Handyman is very informative.
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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7/9/2018 03:11:19 am
Great post as always. Quick question though: Why does the angle grinder have a USB socket?
7/9/2018 09:24:23 am
Hi Michael, the changer has a USB plug so you can charge your phone while you charge the batteries.
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