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All About Angle Grinders

Learn how angle grinders work, the different types of blades and how to change them, plus get tips on how best to use a grinder.

Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Step 1: Using an Angle Grinder

An angle grinder is designed to operate in only one direction — upward. Pushing the angle grinder in the other direction is dangerous and reduces control. Avoid any sideways pressure on a disc. Start the grinder and position yourself so that it can be guided away from you along a marked guide line.

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