How to Make a Mount for an Angle Grinder
Angle grinder is a universal tool for the home and the use of this tool in everyday life is very diverse. They can be ground, cut off and polished, but the most interesting thing is that it can be used to make a cutting machine for metal, a device that makes it possible to cut workpieces with smooth edges and reduces the load on the hands due to reliable clamps and stops.
Consider how to make a stand for an angle grinder with your own hands?
Since the sizes of grinders from different manufacturers vary within certain limits and do not coincide to a millimeter between themselves, the number of racks for mounting the tool will be many and diverse in design. In this matter, an individual approach to the design and compliance with the basic principles of rack manufacturing is important.
- Reliable fastening of the tool;
- The presence of a counterweight;
- Reliable stops and clamps;
- Work with observance of safety measures, availability of protection.
We will consider these points in more detail to determine which rack we need.
Reliable tool holder
Many, ignited by the idea of making a stand, look for drawings on the Internet, not thinking what exactly they might not have on their tool, since each model is individual and needs to be attached to it, as they say in place.
I propose to consider different examples of how people made the fastening, and we will take the best from each. Here are some photos of the location and fixation of the angle grinder based on the needs and the desired functionality.
No. 1 Mount angle grinder in the frame
No. 2 Another mount angle grinder
No. 3 The easiest option for fixing the tool on the pipe
No. 5 Another example of an interesting fixture
As you can see from the photos, the mount of an angle grinder is individually for each, but the most important thing is that in each of them the tool is attached securely. In the first picture, the tool is inserted into the frame and fixed with bolts at the points of attachment of the handle.
The second example is similar to the first, only the frame has an individual design and a control handle is added to it, in the form of a welded pipe 20×20 to control the cutting force and ease of use.
The third option generally conquers with its simplicity and minimalism. The angle grinder is attached to the protective casing, in which holes for the bolts are made and the entire machine consists of a minimum number of parts.
How to Make a Mount for an Angle Grinder
So, with fixing the tool decided. In our case, this is the third option. Mounting the tool to a protective casing. Making it extremely quick and easy.
You will need two 10 bolts and two self-locking nuts, only the nuts must be mounted outside the casing. A pair of plates and a pipe on which everything is attached. I suppose finding such parts is not difficult.Watch the on how easy the mount is
It is up to you to decide whether the stand should have a counterweight, but having it makes it easier to work and serves as an indirect element of security. In theory, if you release the tool from your hands, it should rise to a vertical position thereby stopping the cutting of the material.
I would advise you to make the end switch off in the highest position so that when you come into it the angle grinder will simply turn off, this measure will strengthen the security measures of your home-made device.
If you look at the photo above, you can see that on two of them there are balances, in the third case it is not. Which, in my opinion, is a drawback of this design. Here are some more examples of how to counterbalance. It is enough to put a spring, picking it under the weight of your tool, a simple and effective solution.
We figured out the counterweight so as not to make the design cumbersome. It is better to put a spring as in photo No. 5. The stand is easy to manufacture and allows you to fold the angle grinder more than 90 degrees, unlike the one in photo No. 2, this property can be useful in working with dimensional subjects.
No. 6 Counterweight. Spring from below
No. 7 Counterweight. Spring from above
Reliable stops and clamps
All five photographs show various devices for clamping the part, all of them are good and convenient in their own way, and nevertheless, one of the most correct solutions can be chosen from them. The most reliable and faithful mounting option is a vise.
- They securely fix the workpiece.
- You do not need to hold it with your hands.
- If the disc breaks during cutting, it is extremely difficult to hold the part in your hands and if it is in a vice, the risk of injury is reduced.
- And if you purchase a rotary vice and make a longitudinal groove at the base of the rack to move the fasteners along the cutting line, then you can make an oblique cut, which increases the functionality of your machine.
What you need to do your own stand for an angle grinder.
And in conclusion, a few examples of how to make a frame for an angle grinder in an hour with step-by-step instructions and a detailed description of the sizes. Since the is all clearly explained with explanations of the dimensions of the parts, you can do without a drawing.
Simply, quickly from the means at hand and the trash that is in almost every garage. The remains of the profile pipe, a metal frame and a few bolts. Yes, welding is indispensable for manufacturing.
Work with observance of safety measures, existence of protection
In all the examples considered, the cable from the angle grinder loosens freely and must be fixed to the movable part of the rack, and in the latter case, photo No. 6 generally extends through the working area behind the operator’s back, which makes our rack extremely dangerous, avoid such omissions when constructing and work.
I recommend that before starting work, nevertheless fasten the power cord to ordinary plastic clamps in several places to avoid getting it under the cutting tool and, in general, it simply will not interfere at hand.
If it is inconvenient to work with glasses, do as shown in the below.An example of an excellent tool for protection against sludge flying during metal cutting. Simple, easy to use and quick-detachable.