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The Fein Paddle Switch Angle Grinder…Cut Tile Like Butter

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by Jeff Patterson in Tiling Tools
Fein's Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

Cutting tile with wet saws can be tiresome. So we always have an angle grinder on hand for small or irregular cuts.

This makes setting tile much faster and easier.

Fein’s paddle switch angle grinder is a great option.

You’ll see why.

Let’s dive in!

The Fein Paddle Switch Angle Grinder

Paddle switch grinders are great because they allow the user to firmly grip the tool – which is super important when the blade spins at 12,500 RPM!!

Such high RPM literally makes the grinder rotate your hand if not careful.

But this high speed is totally necessary to cut tile and metal.

Fein’s WSG7 grinder has served us well, we haven’t broken one yet.

The two complaints we had were making it have a paddle switch and electronic brake.

Fein came out with the paddle switch option and we like this along with the capacity to rotate the gear box in 90 degree increments. Thus, you can customize the angle grinder to your needs.

Let’s take a look at the grinder and see how it cuts tile like butter

 

What’s Next

Cutting tile can be dangerous, so always wear the right safety gear. And strongly consider using a dust collection system.

If you’re looking for a new grinder check out the WSG7-115PT, it has plenty of power for cutting tile or metal.

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Cheers,

 

Jeff Patterson

7 Comments
  1. Ruth Ann says:

    Can you cut natural stone with it, like marble or granite?

    1. Yes, the WSG7 has plenty of RPM. Having a specific blade for marble or granite does help.

  2. Vic says:

    Should mention that it is made in China.

    1. At this point almost all power tools are made in China. We’ve never run into an issue with this grinder.

  3. Henry says:

    That looks pretty decent so long as the dust is not an issue. Thanks for sharing that.

  4. Louisa says:

    As a newbie on a budget working on tiling a powder room, would this grinder be an easier tool to use over a wet saw?

  5. John says:

    Can you use other angle grinders for the same purpose? Thinking yes but want to be sure. Great video!

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