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dg-1984

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Can anyone give any hints or tips on using an angle grinder for cutting tiles, bought a variable Bosch and premtool blade.
Have read about rotating the grinder and having the blade on the right as pull cutting can be more accurate on longer cuts. Also the dust etc is thrown away from you instead of towards.
Any hints or tips you have would be great.
 
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dg-1984

dg-1984

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as I do it and find it so much easier. Just let the blade do the work with little force from you pulling
Can I ask what angle do you have the guard? Do you look at the cutting line from behind the blade or Infront?
Reason I ask was I found I was leaning over to try see the line from above and front but thought must be an easier way to see it.
 

JulianSidney

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don't tell anyone but no guard
pull towards you looking at the line you are going to cut with eye in line with pull.

put safety glasses on
 

impish

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No guard is utter madness! Why risk it? Proper impact rated safety glasses might save your eyes, but what about the rest of you? How about your neck? Arteries?
The guard is needed to stop broken disc fragments aiming for you!
 

impish

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I have my blade on the left and pull cut gently.
I can see the line and cuts are fine. I wouldn't lean over an unguarded blade, exposing my neck.
 
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dg-1984

dg-1984

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Thanks for the replys, I would keep the guard on for safety.
If the disc is on the left and you are slowly pulling is the blade not cutting upwards and causes porential chips?
 

Andyman

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No guard is utter madness! Why risk it? Proper impact rated safety glasses might save your eyes, but what about the rest of you? How about your neck? Arteries?
The guard is needed to stop broken disc fragments aiming for you!
I had a 225mm 9 inch metal cutting disc shatter in front of my face last year. I had safety glasses and helmet on, first time all day I forgot to put dust mask on and ended up with nose and lip cut to crap.
Glasses saved my eyes that day.
Leave the guard off and soory to say your a cock
 
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