The interchangeable abrasive discs on these grinders rotate at high speeds to remove rust, sharpen blades, make cut-offs, ease sharp edges, and strip paint. With a higher power-to-weight ratio than corded tools, air-powered grinders have a smaller form, do not produce electric sparks, and are easier to maintain. Commonly used in auto body, tuckpointing, wall chasing, and welding applications, angle grinders are typically used on metal surfaces but can be used with wood, stone, and other materials.
For General Purpose Grinding
A good choice for most everyday grinding jobs, these handheld angle grinders accept abrasive wheels with diameters from 4.5 inches to 9 inches and are suitable for sharpening blades, easing sharp edges, removing rust, and stripping paint. They come with a grinding guard to help protect the user from debris if the grinding wheel is damaged or shatters during use.
For Making Cut-Offs
Cut through rebar, threaded rod, and other metal workpieces using these handheld angle grinders, also known as cut-off tools. They use an abrasive grinding wheel to perform the cut and include a grinding guard to help protect the user from debris if the grinding wheel is damaged or shatters during use.
For Burs & Points
Sometimes called die grinders, these handheld tools use high-speed rotating abrasive attachments to grind, polish, clean, debur, and bore holes in metal. These tools typically weigh less than 3 pounds and accept small burs, points, and wheels not exceeding 3 inches in diameter. (Some tools include attachments.) They are used on a variety of surfaces, including flat exterior surfaces and pipe interiors.
For Small & Tight Spaces
With a flatter, smaller head than other handheld angle grinders, these tools are ideal for working in confined spaces and are typically lighter than general-purpose grinders.