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Angle grinders are a very common tool to have around due to its many uses. As will be discussed below, this is mainly due to the fact that it is used in many industries and trades. The angle grinder adjusts for different uses just by changing its blade. Due to the power, the speed and the sharpness of most of the blades, they can cause serious injuries. This is why we would hope that all employers and general contractors train their employees on how to use the angle grinder properly and safely, including wearing eye protection and ear protection.
Angle grinders are used for many tasks including grinding, cutting, polishing and removing excess materials. They are also called side grinders and they are usually handheld and powered by compressed air or an electric motor. For two handed operation, most angle grinders have a handle that can be set for both right and left handed users and a guard. The types of discs that can be used on an angle grinder include diamond blades, abrasive discs, cut-off disks, sanding discs, grinding discs, wire brush wheels, grinding stones, and polishing pads. Due to its power and ability, angle grinders are even used in emergency rescues but more commonly used in metalworking, construction, tile work and carpentry. Some of the factors to take into account before selecting your angle grinder include whether it is pneumatic or electric, the discs that can be used with it, the RPMs, and the arbor size. Some of the major manufacturers of angle grinders and side grinders include Makita, Black and Decker, DeWalt, Hardin, Milwaukee, Bosch, King Arthurs Tools, Bare-Tool Hitachi, and Ingersoll Rand.
Angle grinders can cause an injury in the blink of an eye. Over the years, there have been accounts of angle grinder product defects so check yours for recalls. Some of the possible injuries from angle grinder accidents include finger amputation, eye injuries, lacerations, cuts from flying wood, metal or other material, scrapes, deep cuts that need stitches, burn injuries, foot injuries and much more. If you are not getting the medical treatment that you need for your angle grinder injury, please call us as we may be able to help.
The personal injury and workers’ compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have helped people who have been hurt from side grinder accidents since the late 1970s so we have the unique experience that is needed to help you win in court and get the maximum legal compensation for your injury. This is true for workers’ compensation, third party injury cases, product defect cases or personal injury cases. Call us today at (888) 516-8530 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. You will not have to pay us until and unless we win your case.