How can I use my angle grinder safely?

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This is a specialist tool

Answered by Rupert, Electrical Safety Expert

This is a specialist tool. Make sure you follow the manufacturer's instruction carefully!

Always wear a face shield and gloves when using an angle grinder.

Be sure to unplug the grinder before you change or touch the grinder wheel.

Make sure other people, especially children, stay well away from your work area.

The piece you’re working on should be firmly clamped and/or supported to any prevent accidents.

As angle grinders can sometimes create sparks, you should ensure there are no flammable materials in the vicinity.

When you buy a new disc, run it in the grinder in a safe area for at least 30 seconds before attempting to use it, just to check it’s not defective.

Always hold the angle grinder with both hands to ensure you have a firm and steady grip.

Metal grinder blades can overheat during use. Avoid this happening by keeping the grinder moving and not applying to much pressure, and also keep a bucket of water and rag handy so you can drench the metal frequently.

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