Our resident expert mechanic Matt McLeod reveals what he looks for when buying an angle grinder.
Where would we be without the grinder? It lops off subframes, removes tabs and brackets in seconds, and provides pretty showers of sparks for what seems like every short film about a bike builder.
Joking aside, power tools like grinders are great for speeding up your tasks. Can you cut steel with a hacksaw? Can you remove metal with a file? Sure, but it’s a lot quicker if you use an angle grinder.
I’ve collected a few different angle grinders over the last few years. Let’s look at each one of them and why they’re useful—and what accessories I’ve set them up with.
Angle grinders are generally classified by the nominal diameter of the accessories they use.…