Followers of this blog know that I am a DIY person and that I love working in my workshop at home to do projects that would benefit my family. Aside from the fact that I like tinkering with things and creating useful objects from scratch, it’s really quite economical to be able to do furniture and home accessories. We all know how expensive ready made tables and cabinets are; and in our household, we can’t seem to get enough of such things. So I make them instead and save on money.
Review of Power Tool
In carpentry work and other types of DIY projects, power tools are really very useful. Using this type of equipment makes working on things really easy. And fast too! So this time, I’m going to do a review of one of my favorite tools in my workshop – an angle grinder. I have different brands and models of angle grinders; but for this particular blog, I’m going to focus on my Metabo angle grinder.
Of all my angle grinders, my Metabo 4.5-inch is the one I use the most. It’s because it is the easiest one to handle because of the size; and it’s powerful enough to handle tough jobs too. I also have a big 6-inch angle grinder which is meant for really REALLY big construction jobs but I seldom use it.
Why I Like Using My Metabo Grinder
There’s a reason why I like using my Metabo power tool. Before I got it, I did an extensive research on the Internet first so that I can compare it with other brands and models. Aside from being a reputable manufacturer of power tools, I saw that this particular unit is loaded with features that will really benefit me when I’m making my projects.
I looked at the power, and it has 1,500 watts; I knew that was enough for my usual types of work. I usually cut, grind and polish different types of wood; and that power is suitable for such jobs.
Importance of Safety Features
As I know how dangerous power tools can be, I also checked on the unit’s safety features. This particular model that I got has a safety switch; so that prevents accidental operation of the device when the user is not ready to use it.
My Metabo grinder also has an efficient guard system to keep dust, sparks, and other debris away from me while I’m using it. Again, this is an important feature for this gadget and similar types of power tools.
But all these safety mechanisms don’t mean that I can be lax with my working gear when I’m handling such a powerful tool. I make it a point that I’m always wearing a thick pair of gloves when operating such an equipment. Aside from reducing hand fatigue because these things vibrate, gloves also protect my hands from being injured just in case the unthinkable happens accidentally.
Oh, and I never operate my grinder without any eye protection too. Even if it has safety guards, I anticipate that there will always be dust and dirt floating around in the environment when I’m working with wood, stone, metal, etc. And I certainly don’t want to get my eyes irritated from such debris.
Do You Need an Angle Grinder Too?
I love my Metabo angle grinder and I would recommend it to anyone looking for this type of device. If you’re going to use it for basic carpentry stuff, you can settle for a unit with 1,500 watts just like mine. I would also suggest getting a model with variable speed as this makes it easier to use when doing customized jobs.
There are other brands to consider too, like Makita, Dewalt, and Hitachi; and these are all good manufacturers of power tools. Make sure that you compare product features and overall usability to end up with the most suitable equipment for your needs.