Wood Cutting Blade For 4 1/2" Hand Held Grinder?

 
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Old 02-19-2006, 03:38 AM   #1
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Wood Cutting Blade For 4 1/2" Hand Held Grinder?


I know I've seen some guys with carbide tipped wood cutting blades on their makita 4 1/2 inch grinders. I've been looking for one online but couldn't find any carbide tipped wood cutting blades that would fit the grinder. The arbor size of 5/8 does not exist in my search. Can anyone tell me what blade will work. I checked my grinder and the arbor can take anything with a 16mm(5/8) cutout or a 22.23mm cutout. Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2006, 05:53 AM   #2
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Hate to say it,but I believe I have seen blades at Harbor Frieght. To me they look like a accident waiting to happen, but since I haven't ever used one or known of anybody they might work great for all I know.

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I'd have to agree with the Oldgoat on this one, accident waiting to happen. What would you be using it for?
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I put a 7 1/4" masonry blade on a 4.5 " grinder and it is the most versatile tool I have. I use it for everything. I have to say though that I would be real nervous with a wood cutting blade on there. I occasionly nick myself with the masonry blade which is no big deal just a little abrasion. Now it would be a different story with a wood blade....blood and gore.

The same blade works on my skillsaw and dewalt grinder. Although the arbor is not a perfect fit you can center it and clamp it down with no problem...at least the blade I use.

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Old 02-20-2006, 07:40 AM   #5
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saw a jamb saw at the pawn shop last week and all this particular model was was a 4.5 grinder with a slightly extended arbor and a close fitting guard/glide that allowed for nearly flush cutting. it had a wood blade on it but i didn't note what size arbor it had.

may try your search for a jamb saw blade???

a metal cut-off blade works ok but sure is smokey.....

haven't tried my diamond blade yet....
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I buy the blades at the local independent hardware store. The rig is invaluable in certain situations.

BIG WARNING!!!! As stated before, the potential for great bodily harm is tremendous. This is a tool of last resort and as such can rarely be used with the guard in place. Hang on tight and use 100% concentration.
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Have one and it works great for cutting jambs. I bought mine at Ace Hardware. I strongly agree with teetorbuilt, one false move and its a trip to the hospital.
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Jamb saw blades are what your looking for. PLEASE heed the warnings given....extremely dangerous tool. http://tools4flooring.com
they will have what you need.
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I was just working the other day with a guy missing 3 fingers. Yep you guessed it....from this friendly little saw. He was not a whino either he was a very competent boilermaker/carpenter.

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I have never participated in a blog, but after what happened to me today I though it would be a good thing to share with good people that are about to make the same mistake I did. " DON'T USE THE MAKITA GRINDER WITH WOOD BLADE".
Okay, maybe you consider yourself experienced enough to do it, but when we're dealing with power tools there's a chance that something could go wrong that's why they call it accidents.
Those that have used the grinder with wood blade would agree that those teeth on wood blade give it a powerful kick, if you are in a favorable situation for a accident it will happen.
Today I've decided to trash that blade and use my oscillating tool for wood cutting, yes those wood blades for oscillating tool are a little expensive and don't last, but I need my hands to last my whole life.
(I was repairing a rotten fence the posts weren't spaced correctly so I decided to cut the 2x3 of fence that was already installed, the neighbor had a wire fence that made the positioning of my body kind of awkward the makita kicked got the side of my wrist, 5 internal stitches and 10 external it was deep but i was blessed didn't get the bone, nerve or vain, althought it was 1/16 alway from a vain.
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" DON'T USE THE MAKITA GRINDER WITH WOOD BLADE".
Don't use ANY grinder with ANY wood blade.

The only one I know that is even made for the grinder is the Arbortech.
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Why anyone would think to use a wood blade on an angle grinder is beyond me.
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Why anyone would think to use a wood blade on an angle grinder is beyond me.
No real world experience of a "kickback", be my guess.
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A 6 year old thread. Common sense says that a wood blade on a grinder is not a smart move.
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A 6 year old thread. Common sense says that a wood blade on a grinder is not a smart move.
Sometimes it is good to re-visit the lessons others have learned.

I use a diamond blade to cut everything except steel.
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The makita just has the on off switch. Bad idea.
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The RPM's of the grinder are typically 10,000 RPM. Wood blades are not usually made for this high of an RPM range. If you put a 5,000 RPM wood blade on a 10,000 RPM grinder the teeth will fly off and you will cause serious damage to yourself or someone else.
Pick the right tool for the right job. Spending $300 on the right tool will pay for itself with the time you save in productivity and no injuries on the job.
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.....I was on a job where I guy cut himself from wrist to elbow with a set-up like that...he almost bled out before the paramedics even got there....

Yeah...find another way.
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Like another guy said 7 1/4 diamond wheel on a four inch grinder most versatile tool I have. One of them. But a wood blade!! Yikes. I've nicked myself with that diamond wheel but that's just a little skin.
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Like another guy said 7 1/4 diamond wheel on a four inch grinder most versatile tool I have. One of them. But a wood blade!! Yikes. I've nicked myself with that diamond wheel but that's just a little skin.
Agreed.

I've done that.
I wouldn't recommend it.

A diamond blade doesn't kick like a wood blade does.

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