Disk grinders are a popular choice for many people who perform grinding and cutting jobs. They can be used in a variety of different situations, from carpentry to metalworking.
However, they do have one problem: the disk occasionally needs to be removed from the grinder when it becomes worn down or broken. This article will show you how to remove disk from angle grinders so that your grinder is always in top condition!
How to Remove Disk from Angle Grinder
If you think removing a disk from an angle grinder is difficult, you are not alone. Many people assume that removing a wheel or disc can be done with pliers, which leads to injury.
Here are the steps to safely remove a wheel from an angle grinder.
Make sure that the machine is unplugged and not running. This may seem obvious, but you never know when someone will get in your way or bump into something accidentally while this task is being performed so it pays to be safe rather than sorry. If the power cord is plugged in, either unplug it or shut off the angle grinder at the switch.
Place a protective barrier between you and the rotating disk. You can use something as simple as a wooden block that will serve to shield your body from any debris caused by removing the wheel.
Some people recommend wearing safety goggles for this step, but if you are not going to be exposed directly to any sparks, then they may not be necessary depending on where you stand while doing this task.
If there is anything inside your gloves such as jewelry or loose change, now would also be an excellent time to remove those items since they could easily fall out and get caught up in moving parts later on if left unattended, which increases injury risk more.
Locate the bolt that holds your grinding wheel in place. This should be located on one side of the angle grinder and is usually attached to gear or other moving parts. As mentioned earlier, it may not always stay stationary while trying to remove it unless you unplug the device first.
Turn the knob counterclockwise with moderate force until you feel resistance which will tell you if it’s unlocked, but do not apply too much pressure because this could cause damage to certain components inside of the machine itself.
Once removed, gently pull apart any remaining pieces of metal that hold onto your disc for dear life like pliers would since they might end up ripping through its surface instead of causing you even more problems.
You can also use a hammer and chisel to pry the disk away from its surface if you do not have any other tools on hand, but be extremely careful while doing this that there is no one nearby who might get hurt or accidentally bump into your work area which could cause an injury all by itself.
Remove old wheels with care because they may contain sharp edges such as sandpaper since these types of grinding disks are usually sanding discs instead of metal cutting ones like diamond-tipped grinders would provide for instance.
If it does happen to cut through your gloves, then make sure that you treat the wound right away otherwise, bacteria could start forming and lead to infection later on, which can be a real pain in the rear end to deal with.
Now that you know how to remove a wheel from an angle grinder, you should always remember one more safety tip that will make your life much easier, even if it sounds like common sense at first.
Whenever possible, try not to use this machine without wearing gloves because they provide the best grip and protect your hands while also preventing debris from flying into them by accident during operation.
If using pliers or other tools meant for grabbing things proves too difficult, then simply take off any rings since these could easily get caught up inside of moving parts later on, which would spell trouble for everyone involved, including yourself so stay safe!
We hope that you found this post helpful and will be sure to share it with all of your friends so they can stay safe as well. Remember to always be careful and know safety measures when using your angle grinder. You can also read our post about the difference between an angle grinder and a polisher.