Are 9 inch angle grinders illegal?

Are 9 inch angle grinders illegal?

Are 9 inch angle grinders illegal?

Note: 9 inch (230 mm) angle grinders have been banned on some work sites due to the increased risk of injury. The increased power and size of the unit will cause more severe kickback and gyroscopic effects (i.e. makes the grinder difficult to manoeuvre).

Are 9 inch grinders banned in Qld?

In August 2015, a worker on a DHA site suffered an electric shock from using a 9 inch grinder. This type of equipment is prohibited on many construction sites in Queensland and throughout Australia due to a historically large number of injuries from kickback and shattering of blades.

How do I stop my grinder from Kickbacking?

1:354:08Angle Grinder Safety Chapter 5: Preventing Kickback - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipNumber three do not attach a saw chain or wood carving or toothed saw blade such blades frequentlyMoreNumber three do not attach a saw chain or wood carving or toothed saw blade such blades frequently create kickback and loss of control. Number four never place your hand near the rotating accessory.

Are angle grinders dangerous?

High operational speeds, unguarded and oversized discs on angle grinders can increase the potential for disc bursting. When a disc bursts, fragments can fly outwards and injury the worker and anyone near him; 2. Whilst cutting or grinder, Angle grinders can kickback when it grabs or jams on the material.

How deep can a 9 angle grinder cut?

For example a 4" grinder can go as deep as an inch and a 9" grinder can go as deep as 3" depending on the angle/ position.

What should you not do with a grinder?

DON'T use a wheel on grinders rotating at speeds higher than the MAX RPM marked on the wheel or on grinders that do not show a MAX RPM speed. DON'T use excessive pressure when mounting a wheel. Tighten enough only to hold wheel firmly. DON'T alter a wheel hole or force it on a spindle.

What can happen if you use an oversized wheel on your grinder?

A disc that is too large for an angle grinder will not be manufactured to support the higher speeds of the smaller grinder so there is an increased probability of the disc shattering.

Should I wear gloves with angle grinder?

Angle grinders are a dangerous tool, and you should wear gloves, eye protection, and hearing protection when you use them. Gloves should be worn only if using a tool grip of adequate length to keep hands several inches from the face of the stone. Do not wear gloves while holding small pieces or using a wire wheel.


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