Are you looking for the best way to store and hang your angle grinder? Do you want to make sure that your angle grinder is always in top condition? Look no further! In this article, we will discuss the best way to store, clean and hang your angle grinder so that it is ready for use whenever you need it. Read on to find out more!
How to store angle grinders
If you’re looking for the best way to store your angle grinders, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
First, you’ll want to ensure they’re clean and dry before storing them. This will help prevent rust and other damage. You’ll also want to keep them stored in a dry place to make sure moist won’t attach to the tool.
Once you’ve taken these steps, you can store your angle grinders in a number of different ways.
If you have the space, you can hang them on a wall using hooks or brackets. This will keep them out of the way and allow you to grab one when you need it quickly.
Another option is to store them in a toolbox or cabinet. This will protect them from dust and debris and keep them organized.
However, with the latter, when you have numerous grinders you need to be careful the blades or wheels won’t chip laying on top of one another. Besides, hanging them would be the best option if you want to save space in your drawers.
Best way to hang your angle grinder
There are two common ways to store your angle grinder. Hanging them or laying them flat. If you want to save space in your drawers, hanging them would be the best option for you.
But, what is the best way to hang angle grinders? And, if you choose to hang them. How would you go about?
Check out the video for a homemade organizer, or continue to read below the video.
Angle grinder & abrasive organizer
The abrasive disc is one of the most important things to consider when hanging your angle grinder since most of us keep it on while storing the tool, you need to make sure to have space for the disc ;-).
So one design you see is the grinder wall bracket or organizer. This has the space to store your angle grinder and it’s abrasive discs, polishing wheel and cut-off disc all in one place. Saving you that extra needed draw in your toolbox ;-).
Those organizers can be mounted to your wall or welding table or workbench. Whatever you prefer.
Hanging your tool upside down
Another option you find is hanging the Angle grinders upside down. This is easier with battery-operated models since the end of the tool is often bulkier. As you can see with the option shown below.
However with corded tools you need to be a bit more creative. Never hang your grinder just on your power cord though. So what can you do:
Eye-bolt hanging system
Some angle grinders might have a hole in the handle of the tool. If it fits you can use an eye-bolt to make a loop after which you can hang the tool on a hook.
Zip-tie hanging system
Or, use tie-raps or zip-ties to make loops and hang them accordingly. How you do it?
Make a loop with one zip-tie, big enough for the tool to hang on.
Stick another zip-tie trough this loop
Bend it around the tool, at a place it’s not inconvenient when operating it.
Pull the zip-tie, so it is fastened, and you can’t move it up or down.
Stow your grinder in a toolbox or workbench draw
Well, I won’t elaborate too much on this. Just be careful that, when you put them away in your workbench with the discs still on, they don’t chip or break especially with thinner cut-off discs.
And, if you want to save up space, I highly recommend the hanging option.
Best Way To Clean Your Angle Grinder
In this part, I will discuss the best methods for cleaning your angle grinder and some tips and tricks to help keep it in top condition. I will also look at some maintenance tips that can help extend the life of your angle grinder, saving you time and money in the long run. How awesome is that 😀
The air vents
First off, the air vents. on your angle grinder can become clogged with dust and debris, which can reduce its performance. You will need a small brush, compressed air, or a vacuum to clean the air vents. Blowing with a lot of force often does the trick aswell.
Abrasive discs or wire brushes
Next up are the discs or wire brushes. Although a disc is easily cleaned with a brush, a wire brush might be more difficult. Pieces of paint or chipped metal can get stuck between the brush’s wires. Some compressed air or a thin file will help you get rid of that debris.
Use a damp cloth
Although a lot can be done with compressed air or a vacuum. It is always best to clean the angle grinder with a damp cloth in the end. This ensures you remove all the fine dust particles. Leaving it 100% clean. And ready to store.
Angle grinder maintenance
Maintenance should be a priority to ensure your angle grinder is working optimally. Failure to keep up with regular maintenance can result in damage to the tool and injury to you.
Whether you’re a professional or a DIY enthusiast, it’s not difficult to take care of an angle grinder, there are certain procedures you should follow to ensure its longevity and safety. Like:
Check the spindle
Be sure to check the spindle of your angle grinder before each use. The spindle is the part of the grinder that the abrasive wheel is mounted on. If the spindle is damaged, it can cause the wheel to come off during use and cause serious injury. Inspect the spindle for any cracks or damage and replace it if necessary.
Check the wheel flanges
If your angle grinder is making a lot of noise, it may be time to check the wheel flanges. The wheel flanges are the two metal plates holding the wheel. Over time, they can become worn and cause the wheel to vibrate.
To check the wheel flanges, first remove the nut from the angle grinder. Then, inspect the flanges (the pieces of metal that keep the disc in place) for any cracks or damage. If you see any damage, replace the flanges before using the angle grinder again.
It’s also a good idea to check the wheel flanges periodically, even if your angle grinder is working properly. That way, you can catch any problems before they cause serious damage.
Are there no deformities?
No, there should be no deformities on the grinding wheel. If you see any, it’s likely that the wheel is damaged and needs to be replaced.
If your angle grinder has side handles, make sure to keep them clean and free of debris. Inspect the side handles regularly for any cracks or damage.
It is especially important to look at the thread of the handle. If this wears, your handle might come loose when operating the angle grinder.
So if you notice any damage, replace the side handle immediately.
Check cords and batteries
If your angle grinder is corded, be sure to check the cords regularly. Look for fraying or kinks in the cords, and immediately replace any damaged cords.
If your angle grinder is battery-operated, be sure to check the batteries regularly. Look for corrosion or leaks, and immediately replace any damaged batteries.
Prevent kickbacks at all costs
One of the most important things to remember when performing angle grinder maintenance is to prevent kickbacks at all costs. Kickbacks can occur when the blade becomes jammed or when the user loses control of the tool. If a kickback does occur, it can result in serious injury.
To prevent kickbacks, never force the tool, and make sure the blade is properly secured before turning on the power. If the blade becomes jammed, shut off the power immediately. Although many up-to-date models have a built-in safety mechanism that shuts down the grinder.
Then, you have got the guards. The guards are one of the most important safety features on angle grinders. They protect the user from flying debris and sparks and also help to keep the grinder in good working order. Always check that the guard is properly attached before using the grinder. If it is damaged or worn, replace it immediately.
With the proper storage techniques, you can protect your tools from damage, dirt, and dust. I hope this article has given you some helpful tips on how to store and clean your angle grinder so that it works like new for many years to come.