Angle Grinders Are Standard Equipment on Construction Sites and Can Also Be Used to Cut Concrete by any professional concrete cutting and drilling services.
In most construction projects it is often necessary to cut concrete for various reasons. You can always use concrete cutting saws, but small concrete cutting can be easily done by angle grinders that are often standard equipment on construction sites and are used for the far more extensive requirement of cutting bricks, ceramic tiles, granite, marble or other hard materials.
You can cut concrete with an angle grinder safely and efficiently if you use the right technique, and of course, good equipment and the proper concrete cutting blades. Angle grinder diamond blades can be segmented and have a toothed rim that helps in ejecting the dust, and also cooling the blade. This prevents the blade from overheating. These are the best blades to use in angle grinders if you are not using water.
Turbo rim diamond blades suitable for angle grinders will give you a faster cut. The turbo rim is designed to allow the flow of air through small holes on the blades segments that help in cooling the blade. The angle on the turbo segments also helps to push the material out.
While working with an angle grinder to cut concrete, it is important to see that the safety guard is always in place and properly secured. Use gloves to have a better grip on the grinder, and avoid wearing loose clothing. Concrete cutting will always result in small chips of concrete flying out and this can cause eye damage. It makes sense therefore to wear a face mask along with eye goggles, which are an absolute must.
Make sure that the area on which you are going to work to cut concrete is properly prepared and cleared of all things that are not necessary. It must also be properly ventilated. Mark the cut clearly and correctly, and if possible use a chisel to cut along the marked line so that it creates a groove that will automatically hold the blade when you start cutting. Make the groove deep enough to properly hold the blade.
Hold the angle grinder in a proper grip and make sure that you are used to its weight and able to control it during the cutting work. Use a grinder that has two handles so that you can hold the grinder steady with one hand while you use the other hand for guiding the tool during the cutting. Let the blade reach its full speed and then apply pressure to the cut.
Angle grinders are fine for light-duty work, but larger works are better carried out with walk-behind concrete saws.