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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
The Rockaway Times
shovel or gardening tool that you
were about to throw out, with a
wire brush attachment an angle
grinder can clean it up to look like
new. The wire brush attachment
also makes it easier to clean rust-
ed railings and most other metal
surfaces.
Buffing
: A buffing wheel at-
tachment for your angle grinder
is a great add-on. But beware, be-
fore you try buffing your car, try
cleaning up the old Bar-B-Que
first. It is very easy to leave swirl
marks if you don’t have the right
touch.
Note
: For safety reasons, it is
important that you thoroughly
research proper techniques and
safety guidelines for each use be-
fore continuingwith your project.
If you have ideas for future DI-
Yer articles, email me at rock-
timesdiy@gmail.com
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By ArtieWallace
Starting this week, I will be de-
voting the second DIYer article of
eachmonth to tools.
Each article will cover a differ-
ent tool; uses for different tools,
safety relations to specific tools,
choosing the right tool, etc. I
hope you find my “Tool Week”
helpful.
Angle Grinders
Hopefully it comes as no sur-
prise to you that an angle grinder
can be used for grinding, but it
hasmanyother uses that youmay
not have thought about. With the
variety of attachments available,
an angle grinder can easily be-
come one of the must haves for
the DIYer. I am only covering a
few uses in this article, be sure
to look online for more uses and
detailed instructions on these as
well as other uses.
Tile
: As a contractor I always
had a angle grinder in with my
tile tools. With a thin diamond
blade, an angle grinder works
great for cutting the little notch-
es and scores tile for breaking.
Angle grinders are by nomeans a
replacement for a tile saw, but for
those small jobs or tough angles
it is amust have.
Sharpening
: With the right
touch and working on the right
angle, an angle grinder can be
used to sharpen lawnmower
blades, putting a good edge on
a shovel and sharpening most
anything with a smooth straight
edge.
Mortar
: Using a thicker dia-
mond blade, an angle grinder
can make the task of removing
mortar from around a brick (or
between stones) much easier. It
canalsobe used to cut thinbricks
and stones to fit that tight spot.
Metal cleaning
: For that old
Tool
Week