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Tips on using a concrete grinder

By Logancox Subscribe to RSS | April 2nd 2012 | Views:
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Modern tools allow us to work a lot of magic. We’re able to accomplish so much with just a minimum of effort. This saves us time to concentrate on other responsibilities and duties. One of the more important tools used today is a concrete grinder. Its perfect ordinary individuals looking to get work done like removing paint from floors, evening out slabs of concrete and polishing a concrete floor. But in case you’re a newbie and are wondering just how to use a concrete grinder, we’ve lined up a few pointers to follow.

1.Whether you’re planning to do a little concrete cutting or polishing, attach the grinding pad firmly to the bottom of the device. Grinders come up a variety of pads so select the one you wish to use carefully. Harder pads are capable of sloughing away more surface material while soft pads are ideal for polishing.

2.To get rid of the dust that comes out, attach the grinder’s hose to a vacuum cleaner.

3.Set the wheels for grinding mode and place the device to the edge of the surface you wish to cut/polish. Switch on the vacuum while you’re at it.

4.Wait for the grinder to attain its speed. Once it hits full power, put the grinder to the floor and move it along the surface. In order to make sure that what you’re cutting, evening out or polishing attains a smooth finish, move the device over the concrete floor in small circles or side motions.

5.Concrete cutting requires an eagle eye as clumsy movements will not only leave your material jagged but could also hurt you as well. Ensure that there are no swirl marks on the surface by continuously smoothing the material.

6.Repeat all the steps for each work that you intend to do. With a bit of practice, you’ll soon make like a pro. After all’s done, sweep away excess dust and check to see if everything has been evened out.

7.For those hard-to-reach areas, a hand-held grinder works best. To make use that no small shards or dust gets into your eyes, wear goggles and protective gloves. Cover your nose if need be so that you inhale in pollutants.

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