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How to Use an Angle Grinder

The right tools make all the difference.

In fact: they downright save you time!

Today we explore the mysterious angle grinder.

Did you know angle grinders can cut ceramic tile?

Yah, this tutorial is packed full of awesome tips.

PLUS: we explore Fein’s brand new 4-1/2″ angle grinder.

Let’s dive in.

Why Should You Get an Angle Grinder?

I believe you should know about angle grinders.

Because they cut steel, tile, mortar and more.

If you have a project that requires grinding or cutting…

You should buy an angle grinder.

 

Fein recently developed a new 4-1/2″ angle grinder called the WSG7-115.

WSG7 by Fein

It has less vibration and more power than its predecessors.

 

I love reliable tools

Fein tools get the job done.

Period.

 

Personally I need an angle grinder for multiple projects.

The first one is a doozy: removing driveway expansion joints.

Expansion Joints

 

This is not a fun project.

But the WSG7 makes it way easier.

Especially when equipped with a diamond blade.

WSG7 Cutting Expansion Joints

 

But how do you setup an angle grinder?

Don’t worry: we show you how to use an angle grinder in less than 5 minutes!

 

How to Setup an Angle Grinder (SUPER IMPORTANT)

Recently I pulled a Homer Simpson.

For the last year I thought my current grinder required special blades.

Until I realized the clamping flange was reversible…

DOH!

I explain this concept below and in the video 😀

 

Good news: in 5 minutes you’ll learn how to safely use an angle grinder.

Always have the angle grinder unplugged when changing blades.

Safety first my friend.

 

First, add the handle.

Most grinders, including Fein’s WSG7, allow you to add the handle to the left or right.

WSG7 Adding Handle

 

Second, position the wheel guard on the grinder.

This does two things: protects your face from sparks and prevents cut fingers.

Here’s really what I’m saying: the wheel guard prevents trips to the emergency room!

WSG7 Wheel Guard

 

Almost forgot: you have to remove the clamping and support flange to mount the wheel guard.

Put the support flange back in place after positioning the wheel guard.

WSG7 Support Flange

 

As I said earlier, the clamping flange has two positions.

Each position depends on the size of your blade/disc.

If blades are less than 1/4 inch, position the flat side of the clamping flange against the disc.

Use the pin-type wrench to tighten the clamping flange to the blade.

WSG Clamping Flange Position

 

If blades are more than 1/4 inch, position the raised side of the clamping flange agains the disc.

THIS IS IMPORTANT.

Otherwise the blade won’t be safely secured to the support flange.

Again, I show you more details in the video 😀

 

Now you can start using the angle grinder.

What are all the different uses?

 

Cutting metal

WSG7 Cutting Metal

 

Cutting cement board

WSG7 Cutting Cement Board

 

Cutting ceramic or porcelain tile

WSG7 Cutting Tile

 

Check out the video to see the WSG7 in action.

There are sparks for cryin’ out loud…who doesn’t love sparks

 

Angler grinders can make your project way easier.

I hope you liked today’s tutorial.

We now offer the Fein grinders at our store here

Giving away power tools is always fun.

Especially ones from Fein.

We’re giving away the New WSG7-115

 

Win a Fein Angle Grinder

 

How do you enter the giveaway?

In the comments below tell us how’d you use the WSG7 on an upcoming project?

Easy.

 

Here’s the complete scoop

  • 1 winner will be randomly selected
  • Entry period ends Tuesday October 27th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST
  • Only those who live in the continental US are eligible to win
  • HRT is handling the prize fulfillment
  • Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment below telling us how you’d use the WSG7

 

The WSG7 is so new you won’t see it on Amazon…unless you’re reading this in the future, haha.

We strive to show you the latest and greatest in tools.

I know you’d love the WSG7, it’s an awesome tool.

 

Thanks for reading, watching, and making Home Repair Tutor an inspiring place to learn DIY.

See you in the comments.

Jeff Patterson

 

 

 

 


132 Comments
  1. Jessica Ray says:

    I am the director and creator of the Atwood Tool Library in Madison, WI. Since we operate on a tiny budget and have almost 100% donated tools, we only have one angle grinder in our collection. Having another good quality angle grinder would be an amazing addition for our members to check out.

    1. Wow, that is so cool Jessica. I’d love to learn more about the tool library. Either send me an email or tell me about it here.

      It sounds like people can get tools from the library and return them when they’re done?

      What a neat concept. I’ve been thinking about doing that in our neighborhood

      1. We have a complete redo on a bathroom and my beauty salon that got totally flooded. This tool would solve all our problems to help us from getting a professional to do it, which we cannot afford.Thanks for all your projects, Jeff, it has taught me so much, just don’t have some of the tools I need to tackle the big jobs!

        1. Awe man, sorry to hear about your salon Ricki!!!

          Water can be such a headache.

          Hope you get back up and running soon. Please let me know if I can help with any advice. I’d be more than happy to assist in that way 😀

  2. Cristina says:

    Awesome video Jeff! I was looking to buy an angle grinder, in fact I bought one but had to return it because it was way too heavy for my hand. I’m trying to clean some metal patio chairs that are full of rust. I’m hoping, the grinder with a wire brush will help me get the rust off on some hard to reach areas on the patio set.

    1. A wire brush on this tool would be great for chairs Cristina, I’d love to see the before and after. Something tells me you’d do an awesome job 😀

  3. Ryan says:

    Thanks for the video…I didn’t realize an angle grinder was even an option for the driveway. I guess that’s another tool for my wishlist!

    1. Yep, it’s great at cutting through anything Ryan.

      And those expansion joints are tough as heck to get out.

      So an angle grinder, IMO, is the only way to go.

  4. Kim Straubing says:

    Cool – one power tool – so many uses! My first project would be to cut, patch and repair an existing walkway. Then I’d use the angle grinder to cut and shape various bricks, stones and found pieces to upcycle into a mosaic surface for the walkway. There’s a fence and a driveway that needs help too!

    1. Whew, you have your hands full Kim.

      Yah, an angle grinder would certainly help with the stone and walkway projects.

      Get yourself a diamond blade for it and you’ll be good to go 😀

  5. Dan Hobbs says:

    Jeff, I would immediately use the FEIN WSG7 to cut ceremic tile in a bathroom project I am tackling (rather than renting something that will do the job). Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

    1. Glad to help Dan, after seeing Steve cut tile with his angle grinder I was sold on this tool.

      Although make sure to use it safely and with the proper protection, especially use the wheel guard 😀

  6. Kelli says:

    Thanks for the demo and safety lesson. An FEIN angle grinder would come in handy cutting out a 1955 metal bathroom window frame. I need the frame out so glass block can be installed. There are just 3 more metal framed windows in the house. Yay! The others were NOT so gently removed [random damages :/ ] over the years by replacement window installers.

    1. Ugh, those frames are such a bear Kelli.

      We had a house with those and I felt bad for the installers.

      So, yah, an angle grinder would be a perfect tool for that job!!

      Make sure to post your before and after pics over on our HRT Facebook Group, people would love to see your project

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

  7. simplydab says:

    We’re installing tile in our kitchen and both bathrooms – this would make the job SO much easier!

    There’s also some grout in the brick siding that needs cleaning up, I’m betting this would make that task easier as well!

    1. An angle grinder would help with all 3 projects, can’t wait to see your bathroom and kitchen renovations.

      Make sure to post some pics on the HRT Facebook Group, I think everyone would love to see your hard work 😀

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

      1. simplydab says:

        Thanks Jeff, I will!! We’re almost finished with the flooring/painting, then it’s on to the tile!! We would have been done by now, but we got distracted by installing a new back door and ordering replacement windows! It never ends……

        1. Whew, you’re busy!!!

          You’re right, it never ends 😀

  8. Mike says:

    Didn’t realize you can use these for cutting tile!
    With a bathroom remodel under-way, cutting tile is looming on the horizon and rapidly approaching. This would be awesome!
    And I can definitely endorse Bathroom Repair Tutor! Already coming in handy for me on this bathroom remodel!

    1. Awesome Mike, thanks buddy for the endorsement.

      Yah, you’re bathroom is gonna look fantastic when you’re done.

      An angle grinder will certainly help with the tile…stay safe though 😀

  9. Bill Warren says:

    I am starting a basement remodel and this tool could be very valuable as I install walls, flooring, and all the other necessary additions to create a comfortable living space.

    1. You’ve got a great project Bill, can’t wait to see it shape up.

      Make sure to keep us posted on your progress over the HRT Facebook Group.

      A few other people are doing a similar project and would benefit from your comments or pictures.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

  10. Dave C. says:

    The wife just asked me to make a fire pit like the one she saw in my HANDY magazine. Having the Fein WSG7 for cutting and grinding would surely cut down the build time. (And thanks for all the helpful videos.)

    1. My pleasure Dave, those fire pits always look cool.

      And the weather is perfect right now for one.

      Can’t wait to see how you build yours….make sure to keep us posted 😀

  11. I have been looking for a tool to remove the mortar from the bricks of the outside wall of the house. This tool is the one I need.

    Thanks

    1. It will make short order of the mortar Kris, you won’t be disappointed.

      Just make sure to wear safety glasses and gloves 😀

  12. Laurie says:

    Want to redo floors in both bathrooms & this would sure come in handy!

    1. That’s great Laurie, what kind of new flooring are you gonna install?

      Love the new tile with wood look, way cool 😀

  13. James Mochan says:

    I would use the WSG7 to remove old mortar from brick steos so I could re-tuck point them…..

    1. James Mochan says:

      *steps

      1. Mortar, it doesn’t stand a chance against this grinder.

        Totally will make your job way easier James 😀

  14. Mike G. says:

    I just bought an angle grinder last year…mainly to sharpen my lawnmower blade. I’m very, very glad to learn how much more I can get done with it! I do remember having the thought that, “Wouldn’t it be cool if I could attach a saw blade to this!”…Duh!
    Thanks Jeff.

    1. Lol, well that Diamond blade is a beast.

      For $25 it’s worth it Mike 😀

  15. Mark says:

    I need to replace a bunch of travertine tile in my kitchen that are of odd shapes. Having an angle grinder would be great in making the job easier!

    1. Travertine, so pretty but so heavy!!

      Are you gonna tear it all out Mark?

  16. Hought Wahl says:

    I have a defunct large hottub that needs to go. I could really use a Fein angle grinder to cut it up into pieces I can load on a trailer and take to the dump! I can’t even budge it now.

    1. It would chew through that in no time Hought.

      Too bad you can’t get the hot tub working

  17. Laura Z. says:

    I would use the angle grinder to cut the stone that I am covering my house with. I’ve always heard that FEIN tools are the best!

    1. Love stone on the outside of homes Laura.

      You should totally share your project with our group over in the Facebook group.

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

  18. Nick Conrad says:

    Hey Jeff.
    I have a Craftsman heavy duty grinder that I bought in 1974 & it is still going. It has ground all sorts of stuff like old paint, metals, concrete, etc. Early on when I did not have a bench grinder I used it to sharpen lawn mower blades. Mount the blade in a vice & use the metal grinding disc to put the hollow ground shape on the blade. Wear goggles & use with care. Tip: best to chunk the old blade, but if you must, clean & repaint the blade & it will cut smoother.
    With this small angle grinder I could go to my neighbors & give their various projects a boost.

    1. Thanks Nick for the tips, and having a sharp lawnmower blade is critical for grass health.

      I’ve always sharpened my blades with a file and never thought about using the grinder for some reason!!!

  19. Matt palazola says:

    Pulling up old kitchen floor tile!

    1. Oh boy, that’s one fun project.

      Hope you are able to pull up the tile in sheets if the people put it over cement board.

      Keep us posted on your progress Matt.

  20. Marianne Inman says:

    Hi Jeff… I’ve always wanted an angle grinder.. I could use this in my shop for cutting metal pieces and tile. I refurbish pieces and donate them to Habitat for their resale shop. I’ve run across several items that need the angle grinder in order to replace the angle iron supports and some have the stainless steel rods that are tricky to cut with the tools I currently have. Thank you so much for all your posts, I learn so much!!!!

    1. You’re so awesome Marianne.
      Thank you for your kindness and willingness to help others.

  21. frank grosse says:

    One of the best tool ever.

  22. Christopher Dean says:

    I would start by using it how you did in your instructional video, on my driveway joints. After that I’m sure I could use it when I add my mud room and finish my basement.

    1. We’re in the same predicament Christopher, was just removing our old joints yesterday.

      Thank goodness for this tool.

      Otherwise that job would be impossible!!

  23. Bill Logue says:

    I am remodeling an 80 year old house and have brick and concrete block to cut. I thought I would have to contract these jobs out. Man, you just saved me a lot of cash and grey hair from worrying more about it.
    This angle grinder rocks!

    Bill Logue

    1. Thanks Bill, we all need to stop that gray hair, lol.

      Stay safe around these grinders, they’re awesome but can be deadly 😀

  24. Shawn says:

    This could help cut into my basement slab for an upcoming reno project.

    1. What kind of project are you working on Shawn? I think you mentioned this a few months ago but my memory is failing me 😀

  25. Effie Liu says:

    Your tutorial videos are worth to watch. They helped me DIY so much because
    I am an old lady to DIY on own. I have no where to get help as your videos.
    Thanks so much. Keep it forward.
    Tell me where I can buy this Angle grander. I will buy it.

    1. You’re so sweet Effie, it’s a pleasure to help in any way.

      The WSG7 isn’t quite out yet but the WSG8 is available on Amazon for less than $80

      Here’s a link to it

      http://amzn.to/1O61zrn

      This is our affiliate think

      It’s plenty powerful 😀

  26. Dorothy McG says:

    I’m 80 years and my husband is 82 – so we are not doing anything, BUT, we have a son who is nice enough to do things that need done around our house. We need to have a new floor done in our bathroom and I’m sure this angle grinder would help with cutting the tile. In fact, I can think of several projects that could be completed with this tool.

    1. Thanks Dororthy, you’re right about it being able to do many projects.

      You have a nice son 😀

  27. Brian S says:

    I am just starting to get into blacksmithing. This grinder would be used to clean and shape metal. Also would be used for general house repairs. Big fan of your videos. Keep up the great work

    1. Thanks buddy, and congrats getting into blacksmithing.

      That’s a cool trade.

      What prompted you to begin?

  28. Rex Card says:

    New homeowner and have some projects around the house to tackle. Would like to cur soe brick and some stone for a new firepit and patio.

    1. Perfect time of year for a fire pit Rex, would love to see your before and after pictures

  29. Melissa Morgan says:

    I would Love to have this tool, my bathroom is a mess! I need to regrout my shower surround, Loved the 4×4 white tiles when they were new. Truth be told I still love the tiled tub walls and ceiling, except for the dirty and moldy grout lines.
    THEN, when that was done I could finish my bathroom floor, again with the 4×4 tiles, natural slate this time. It’s finished in the center of the room (except for grout), but alas I have nothing to make the exterior cuts with.
    FINALLY, I would love to get my Living Room laminate flooring finished too. I got done to the fireplace where it needs intricate cuts around corners and such and I stopped. I’m not real good with a jigsaw.
    So, bathroom tile started last summer needs finished…
    Living room floor was ground to a stop 3 years ago.
    To top it all off, I’m a single mom of my 15 year old apprentice who would rather be on his computer than laying tile or finishing floors.
    So, if that beautiful cutting tool isnt needed here then I don’t know where it is! I would certainly put it to good use, then lend it to my brother in law so he could re-drywall his bedroom!
    Thanks for considering me!

    1. Good job Melissa tackling all these projects yourself!!

      Maybe your apprentice needs new power tools to prompt participation?

      You have a few different flooring projects to complete. I’d also recommend a jigsaw for the laminate. They’re great for this project. Just make sure to use a laminate saw blade with the jigsaw, that way it won’t ruin the finished side of the laminate.

      1. Melissa Morgan says:

        Great tip Jeff, Thanks….but is there a blade that will keep a straight line? I don’t know if I’m cross-eyed or I just need another set of hands to hold the board. 🙂

  30. Linda says:

    Jeff, thanks for explaining this tool. Someone told me I ought to have one but I didn’t know how to use it and it looked a bit dangerous. I’ve got several projects coming up to use it on – a new backsplash in the utility room and redoing some mortar. Sure would be nice to have a fine Fein!

    1. Grinders can be dangerous, but only if the directions are ignored. With the wheel guard and proper protective gear I bet you’ll be safe. The mortar will be mincemeat after the grinder is used 😀

  31. Alan says:

    I have so many projects that coming up that would be so much easier with an angle grinder. I have 2 bathrooms that are in need of some remodeling so cutting tiles and cement board. I have some shop projects in mind that incorporate angle iron and I would like to get back into welding so it would be helpful for those too. Just so many possibilities, I have even seen power carving attachments for carving wood, those look awesome, scary, but mostly awesome.

    1. Power carving attachments? Those sound way cool.

      I’ll have to ask you about those Alan.

  32. Harki Dodia says:

    Great videos as always. I would use the FEIN WSG7 angle grinder to clean up my bad welding…lol

    Also I want to use it for carving wood, and maybe even glued up plywood to create some artwork.

    Cheers and love all you do.

    1. Thanks so much Harki, you should totally post some of your projects over in our Facebook Group.

      I’d personally love to see your artwork

      Here’s the link

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/hrtcommunity/

  33. Len says:

    Perfect tool for removing the expansion joint around the pool. I was going to use my multi-tool for this but an angle grinder is the way to do it. Thanks Jeff!

    1. Oh yah, an angle grinder is way better Len.

      Just be safe and you’ll be done with the joint in not time.

      I have to remove about 100 linear feet and it’s no fun. But this little guy helps a ton

  34. Deb says:

    We have a walkway that is part cement and part asphalt. Where they meet is not very pretty. I’d like to cut away some of the jagged cement so I can make it look even. This seems like the tool I’ve been looking for!

  35. Bill says:

    Great video, I’m a new subscriber and I’ve learned so much for your series. Keep them coming! I’m building a retaining wall for my new house and the Fein, WSG7-115 would really help cutting the blocks. I didn’t think about using a grinder until I saw your video, I was going to use my circular saw. I’m certain the Fein, WSG7-115 will do a better job and just as important save my circular saw from improper use.

  36. Corey says:

    Hi Jeff. I would use the WSG7 to cut tile in my bathroom floor for a laundry chute. Thank you for the chance to win one.

  37. Frank says:

    This Fein WSG7 angle grinder would be great !
    I have some cuts that i will need to make on the new kitchen floor ,with new ceramic tiles , that should come out looking like professional cuts .

    Thank you

  38. Rebecca Davis says:

    Great video as always!! Would love to have the FEIN WSG7 for cutting tile for my bathroom projects (2)!! Thanks for all your expertise in DYI ????

  39. Dan Garrison says:

    Thanks Jeff for very informative video on the angle grinder. I am going to be added some storage racks in my garage and using 14 gauge zinc-plated slotted angle metal for the brackets. I have a feeling the Fein WSG7 would make cutting the pieces to size quick work.
    Thank you for taking the time to give out these helpful hints and making the great videos. I’ll glad I found your site.
    Dan Garrison
    Monument, CO

  40. Memaw says:

    I definitely did not realize one tool could do so much. I would love this in the garage for my hubby to use. 🙂

  41. Charlie Leach says:

    First order of business would be to cut the arbor and nut that will not set my diamond wheel free from my Dewalt grinder.

  42. Courtney Burge says:

    I want to try cutting a piece of marble I have and hear that an angle grinder is great for that!

  43. Sue says:

    I need to cut my brick chimney and my concrete floor because I have a water leak from both the 1st and 2nd floor bathrooms and kitchen sink and I’m going to have to go it alone!! So the angle grinder definitely sounds like it’ll get that part of the job done!!

  44. Bob T says:

    Oh boy a new toy! I mean tool. The right tool for the job makes all the difference. It can sometimes be fun, or at least make the job easier. I have some large (2×2 ft ) floor tiles with cracks that need to be replaced and have been putting it off trying to see how best to approach the job. Now THIS Angle Grinder seems like just the ticket! One tool to remove the old broken ones and to cut to shape the new ones! Almost sounds exciting! Can’t wait to see how it works out.

  45. fred tom says:

    Jeff great tutorial, fein should make a dvd and enclose it with every grinder they sell.
    It would make safer operation for each owner of the tool. How do you make them watch the video, put a code in the tutorial and they can win a monthly chance to get an additional year warranty on the tool. Who wouldnt want more warranty for their super tool. So instead of 3 yrs you could possibly get 4 yrs. Or another prize could possibly win tools from fein monthly.

    Off the record your rules state continental US only to win one of five tools. OK, then can I use my continental PO Box address for this chance to win the tool of a lifetime.
    If I dont win one I will have to buy an alternative brand that gives a lifetime warranty, Ridgid 18v. Fred Tom, 840 S. Rancho Blvd. Box 4-188, Las Vegas, NV 89106

  46. Dan says:

    Jeff,
    Enjoyed the demonstration and definitely would use one to cut the rotting floor pan and previous welds of my Super Beetle.
    Dan

  47. Will Aussenhofer says:

    Jeff,
    We recently purchased our first house, and it’s a fixer upper. There is a wrought iron fence around our pool that’s rusted pretty badly in a few spots, and we plan to remove it (of course when I say “we”, I really mean “me”..lol). I could definitely use the WSG7 to cut the fence sections into manageable pieces for transport to the dump. Thanks for all of the great tutorials! I look forward to future posts.

    -Will

  48. June Wies says:

    I need to do this to my 23 yr. old driveway. Also need to repair one of the metal support bars on my gazebo. This tool will work perfectly for both jobs.

  49. Peterbrereton says:

    I would use it to redo my bathroom grout and many other things I’m sure

  50. robb c says:

    Jeff,

    loved the video of the WSG7, angle grinder! what an awesome tool, ( this is a must have for my arsenal of professional tools. I have a project coming up that I want to install sandstone address plaque. The Fein angle grinder would be the ultimate tool to get the job done correctly and the most efficient. I’ll be happy to post before and after pic’s of the project! Thanks again for the awesome post.

  51. Mark Olsen says:

    Jeff – We have some leftover travertine from our pool deck job. I would like to use some to cover the front porch – now in slate. The motor in my old angle grinder burned out a while ago and I have not replaced it. The WSG7 would be great for that job and some other remodel work we are planning to tackle.
    Thanks, Mark.

  52. Alice Reinhardt says:

    I just retired and am learning new skills albeit slowly with tools. Am looking forward to trying an angle grinder on my driveway as well, you made it look like even I could do it thanks

  53. Donna Kozar says:

    I would like it to help with a new walkway and the stones on the landscaping.

  54. Wes says:

    I would use an angle grinder to remove a cracked 4″ cast iron waste pipe. Thanks to seeing your awesome video I would also use it for cutting cement board and tile.

  55. Charles Bonner says:

    I have an older home that needs quite a bit of TLC. This tool would help on so many of the projects!

  56. Mark says:

    I would have multiple uses for a Fein angle grinder. I am going to be moving soon and building myself an entirely new woodshop and I would have uses for that as far as cutting drywall, cement board, pipe, ceramic tile and a multitude of other things and just building that workshop alone. I also have some outdoor projects to do with ceramic tile and cutting some Wrought iron railing off the front porch and doing some metal working with it .

    So as you can see I would have at least 10 to 15 things to use that for right away and I’m sure that once I started using it I would find more things to do with it and more projects to complete with it.

  57. Nicole says:

    I’m beginning to do more things myself, and am realizing the importance of having great tools. I would use my angle grinder to cut tiles for my new floor. Do it yourself can be challenging at times but fun and rewarding when the job is completed.

  58. Natalie O. says:

    I didn’t even know I needed a grinder until I saw this! WOW! I love your videos. This is how I learn before I do. I’m the handy one in my family. Right now I’m going through chemo and so I can’t go expose myself to the world of gems much, so I have been doing TONS of projects. I get a little stir crazy so I’m always working on something.

    Regardless of winning, thank you for the videos. And now I have an idea to add to my Christmas wish list if I don’t win.

  59. Mary Lou Brady says:

    I purchased a 30 year old ranch style home 3 years ago. The master bath was “redone” by ReBath, but it appears that the caulking wasn’t done so well because I am beginning to have a mold problem in a corner. Since this repair is imminent, it only makes sent to modernize the hall bath, which by the way has wonderful vintage PINK tile! Having this tool would help these projects in so many ways. I hope my comment and entry are considered!

  60. Linda Hubbard says:

    My late husband left me with lots of great tools in his workshop, but an angle grinder was not one. I have several wrought iron shepherds hooks that I plan to use for hummingbird feeders. I feel an angle grinder is just what I need to reconfigure them to be hung where I can watch the hummers in the summer. Just browsing your web site when I came across this tool video. Just what I need. Your newsletters have really helped me do a lot of my own maintenance and repairs. 75 yr. old diy

  61. Toni Wetter says:

    I have a house that has the old plaster walls with the wood lathe behind it. I need to remove this from my bedroom so that the room can be redone. The angle grinder would make this much easier. I also have an old unused and partially burnt chimney in a closet that needs to be removed.

  62. Corinne L Inc says:

    I would like to win the grinder so I could dismantle all the little brats in my neighborhood and feed them to the coyotes.
    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

    Actually, I would love to give it as a gift to my tool loving boss who is in the HVAC business.

  63. Marlene says:

    Hi, we want to move our woodburner insert out and put legs on, so we will have more heat in house, so heat not going up chimney. We have to cut into the chimney above mantle, plus the stainless steel pipe, so can put elbow and stovepipe down to the buck stove.

  64. Mike R says:

    I would be using the FEIN WSG7 really soon because I have several projects in the works. I need to put ceramic tile in 3 bathrooms to replace awful linoleum. I want it in place because we need new carpet and it is easier to let them install transition plates. Most of the bathrooms aren’t large but that just means so many more cuts than I even want to think of. We got a great deal on tile at clearance in the 13 x 13 size for less than 59 cents each. I would be ashamed of how bad the linoleum looks if I sent you pictures. I have a bum knee so being able to cut the tiles on the floor I am working on would be nice to avoid having to climb 3 sets of stairs for each cut. I have used wet saws and they are nice but you need to have a place that can get waters and grit slung on the floor and against the wall even with tarps it is a pain.

  65. Marlene says:

    The grinder would be very helpful to me for several projects which I need to do around the house especially iron fence,sidewalks -replacing my spacers,my leaky metal roof that contractors screwed up,and finally for the cement blocks for my flower beds. Thanks for the videos,they are very helpful.

  66. Adam Verheyen says:

    My wife and I are currently having our kitchen renovated but we decided to do the tile backsplash ourselves and having this tool will help cut those tiles!

  67. michael sklar says:

    I use all my tools various ways – some dremels, table saw, circular, nail guns, routers, and so on. I’ve made do without an angle grinder, but would certainly make use of it if I had one.

  68. Ralph McGraw says:

    I would definitely give it to my son. He is the one with the gift for DIY. I can barely change a lightbulb

  69. CONNIE says:

    I burnt out a different brand angle grinder awhile back. I was cutting brick for a small angled walkway and it froze up right as I finished. I could certainly use another one for some other pending projects!

  70. john burke says:

    would use this grinder to cut pipes and such.

  71. Cristy says:

    Great video on ways to use an angle grinder!
    I do a lot of pallet work to up cycle both for environmental reasons and to refine my woodworking skills. I would love to have this angle grinder to cut off the very difficult, if not impossible spiral screws! This grinder would save me time, intense labor, and make my projects look beautifully rustic!

  72. Celene R says:

    That is just COOL! I can see the mortar in those pavers (and the pavers) going away.

  73. Stephen Allen says:

    We resently came across a homeless person with mechanical experience. My wife and I purchases a house for his family to live in while learning remodeling techniques. The project profit will be used to help him and other homeless families shape a brighter future. We donate our personal tools and the Fein’s WSG7 would be a wonderful additon for a family in need of resouces as they cut rebar, tile, and pipe. Any tool helps build their tool bag and a bright future. Thanks.
    P.S. Your videos are a great remodeling resource for me and him. Thanks!

  74. Nigel Gardner says:

    I would use the Fien angle grinder for multiple tasks invluding cutting cenent board for my bathroom, building a new firepit enclousure and building a new barbeque center. I found your tutorial inspiring because you make everything accessible.

  75. jeff says:

    I am currently using a grinder but it does not have the power needed for a lot of jobs. I would love to have the Fien as my current grinder stalls on too many jobs.

  76. Brenda Cook says:

    I have extensive repair work to do on my house and a FEIN WSG7 angle grinder would definitely make the work go a lot smoother. I have very limited income so I cannot afford to buy the tools that would make repairs easier. I would love to win this.

  77. James Taylor says:

    I think this grinder is pretty cool. I wore out the one I had before trying to clean off some floor tile. I need to reuse some old ones because I couldn’t find any new one. I used to grinder to clean off all the old mortar. This one would be a perfect replacement

  78. Chris Coakley says:

    Great video. I don’t own an angle grinder, if I won I’d use it to build a small brick retaining wall next to my driveway to keep the dirt in the flower beds from draining into the driveway after rain.

  79. Carole Brown says:

    The Fein WSG7 grinder would be very helpful around our home. We are an older couple and feel this grinder would be easy to use. There are many projects we need to get done. I work with crafts, some times wood projects that need cutting and sanding. My husband always fixing items cutting wood for various projects. He makes items that make our life easier. He wants to make a stand for the BBQ items. Chicken on the BBQ rod.You can turn it while spraying the cooking spray and putting spices on the food before taking it out to the BBQ.

  80. TIM says:

    Hi, My Angle grinders are my favorite tool of all time. The plural of grinder was added because mine do not last to long and I purchase a few a year. I am sure with the quality of the FEIN Angle Grinder, that is the last Angle Grinder that I would own. My Angle Grinder is the tool that I reach for first for most projects around the home. Just last week I used it cleanup the tuck point mortar joints on my chimney before redoing them,

  81. Denise says:

    Just what I need to help me laying cement boards in my Dining Room, after I removed the carpet I got a surprise with 1/4″ height difference with my kitchen floor. Surprise Surprise all I wanted was Hardwood all the way though both rooms.

  82. John Jacobson says:

    As a Firefighter/ Paramedic, I am a firm believer that you have to have the right tool for the job. This tool is the right tool for many jobs.
    We bought a new house five years ago and my wife would like the basement finished. This includes a full bathroom and a wet bar, as a DIY’er you know that that would entail, cutting tile, pipe, ceramic, and hardwood flooring. The Fein will be a nice addition to anyones tool box. I would also use it to soothe out the rough edges of garage floor in preparation to refinish it. I feel that it will definitely come in handy when installing the paver patio and the retaining walls around the garden.
    Thank you for being you.

  83. Mike Whaley says:

    Just bought a new (to me) home and have several projects I want to take care very soon. Mainly a little concrete around my patio needs some attention.

  84. dan says:

    I’ll use the Fein WSG7 for cutting bathroom tiles.

  85. patricia marcum says:

    we are replacing the siding on our home with cement board. this product would be very helpful in making the precision cuts needed for precise fitting in tight areas and around windows. we also would use it to prepare cracks in the pool concrete deck for repair.

  86. Bill Brennan says:

    I’d use the angle grinder to remove rusted bolts/nuts and metal from our beach house in Galveston, Tx. I’d also use it on a variety of metal, wood and concrete products that I’m building for our beach rental property.

  87. camille says:

    I have remodeled basement into a living room and bathroom,but never did the cement floor . So this would be great since the floor is cracking at the joints

  88. Jim B says:

    would love to have one. Used to have one but don’t know where it got off too. Could use one in my shop in many instances. Draw me, draw me~!!!!

  89. Loved the video, it is very useful. I didn’t assume that we can use the angle rider in such a way and make it more useful. I am surely going to buy angle grinder for such activities.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Cheers!

  90. Brian says:

    I’d use this modern day light saber to repair my driveway!

  91. Mike Marcu says:

    Dear Jef
    I want to use my grinder to do a V slot on the edge of a basement concrete floor going inclinrd to the sump pump.it seems is possible but iwanted to get your blessing. Thank you Mr.Jeff.

  92. Nora says:

    Hi Jeff, thank you for sharing your knowledge 🙂
    I wonder if we can really cut wood with an angle grinder, I would like to recycle some pallets can I have your advice please?

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