Mac Allister 750W Angle Grinder £15 with 2 years guarantee @ B&Q (Free C+C)
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Mac Allister 750W Angle Grinder £15 with 2 years guarantee @ B&Q (Free C+C)

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Found 28th Jun 2017
Not all budget tools are created equal

No load speed: 11000 rpm
Takes 115mm diameter x 22.23mm bore cutting discs
Spindle fitting: M14
Supplied with a 3m cable, 2 position side handle and 1x auxiliary handle, 1x grinding disc, 2x safety guard & 1x wrench

Features and Benefits
Tool-free guard adjustment
Spindle lock
Guarantee - 2 years

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Can think of zero reasons to have one of these but I still want it!
fr33radicalls

Will this get the paint of window sills or do I need a different tool


Should work, but you may lose your window sill!
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Gotta be worth £15 - at that price it's disposable.
I bought this at 30 odd pounds and it was well worth it. Grinding out back boxes for the rewire of my house **shudders**
sanny87

I bought this at 30 odd pounds and it was well worth it. Grinding out … I bought this at 30 odd pounds and it was well worth it. Grinding out back boxes for the rewire of my house **shudders**



​how are you getting along with the diy using this grinder? i bought it last time it was on here for £15 but haven't used it yet. any tips you could share that might help me out with doing wires and backboxes?
Bought this for £20 6 weeks ago - it is brilliant and at £15 a steal thanks
Can think of zero reasons to have one of these but I still want it!
OdhranC

how are you getting along with the diy using this grinder? i bought it … how are you getting along with the diy using this grinder? i bought it last time it was on here for £15 but haven't used it yet. any tips you could share that might help me out with doing wires and backboxes?


I bought this at 30 odd pounds and it was well worth it. Grinding out back boxes for the rewire of my house **shudders**
how are you getting along with the diy using this grinder? i bought it last time it was on here for £15 but haven't used it yet. any tips you could share that might help me out with doing wires and backboxes?
I was under heavy instruction by my pal who is a spark. The grinder done the job though no bother through brick without issue and I am used to using a good quality pneumatic grinder from my time as a plater.
I had my back boxes marked out and cut deep into the marked rectangle(Use a back box as a template and determine a height and keep them all the same) .
Then some diagonal cuts on the area to removed and chiselled out the brick until I had the depth needed for the back box (Keep a back box handy and check it in the hole you've made to check depth).
The channel for the cable is just two parallel cuts and chisel out from one side.
When changing discs make sure to un plug it for maximum safety.

If you are going to be doing loads of back boxes there is a fancy tool that you use with a good drill
screwfix.com/p/a…983
Video of one in action;
youtube.com/wat…a-k

Good luck with the messy work.
Edited by: "sanny87" 28th Jun 2017
Some of these girls need this to remove Mac makeup
Will this get the paint of window sills or do I need a different tool
fr33radicalls

Will this get the paint of window sills or do I need a different tool


Should work, but you may lose your window sill!
Heat and ordered, thanks OP
fr33radicalls

Will this get the paint of window sills or do I need a different tool



This will get the window off your window sill never mind the paint. paint stripper and a sander are your best bet or a wire brush.
I bought one to grind the dead skin off my toes
Dam it, I bought a cheapo one from Asda for £15 a few months ago, still haven't used it and now I want this instead.
vkash2236

Dam it, I bought a cheapo one from Asda for £15 a few months ago, still … Dam it, I bought a cheapo one from Asda for £15 a few months ago, still haven't used it and now I want this instead.



the one from asda has a 12 month guarantee with the store so you can return it and have a choice of a new one or your money back. no need to send it away for repair under warranty.
oohflamey

This will get the window off your window sill never mind the paint. paint … This will get the window off your window sill never mind the paint. paint stripper and a sander are your best bet or a wire brush.


It's 50 years of layers of paint...what do you suggest..?
fr33radicalls

It's 50 years of layers of paint...what do you suggest..?



I'd start with paint stripper and a scraper or if its a bit more persistent you can use a hot air gun on it I'll assume the sill is wood. if its a delicate job get some 40/60 grit sandpaper and do it by hand.
Ordering one for C&C while writing this message!
be careful with heat guns and paint. old properties used lead paint so you'll want to have a mask on to avoid breathing in those lead fumes.
Orinoco1

Can think of zero reasons to have one of these but I still want it!


I'm actively looking for ideas of use oO
Bought 2 of these yesterday dinna to take a bit off our Esters love flaps, worked a treat. - Max Cubbins
My old Nu tool grinder just died....brushes worn out and overheated. Was going to repair it but at this price its cheaper than a set of brushes and new holders. Gone are the days of repairing this type of thing. Do B&Q still do their Wednesday Diamond card discount as if so even cheaper! Great post thanks
Anyone know of a dust collector that might fit this model? Will be using it to cut wire channels in breeze blocks, very messy.
OdhranC

be careful with heat guns and paint. old properties used lead paint so … be careful with heat guns and paint. old properties used lead paint so you'll want to have a mask on to avoid breathing in those lead fumes.



Yes you need a p100 respirator not one of those flimsy paper things
any cheap belt sanders going anywhere
fr33radicalls

It's 50 years of layers of paint...what do you suggest..?


Belt sander if it's a large enough window sill. Then use one of the handheld 'mouse style Sanders around the edges. Or just buy a cheap 1/2 sheet sander and do the lot with that.
Just picked one up at B&Q Christchurch, about 7 on the shelf with no price against it...but going through at £15. heat added!
joethepope

I'm actively looking for ideas of use oO


Driving the craziest f.ing machine ever made.
vkash2236

Dam it, I bought a cheapo one from Asda for £15 a few months ago, still … Dam it, I bought a cheapo one from Asda for £15 a few months ago, still haven't used it and now I want this instead.



Mac Allister is a cheap brand - it's basically B & Q's 'own label', presumably with a name carefully chosen to sound a bit like McCulloch or something. There's a good chance your Asda one is as good or better.
I now have another tool i don't need, thanks
LTgoodevil

Ordering one for C&C while writing this message!



http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/wnnng.gif
Thanks. Tempted to reserve one for collection. Shame it's a fiver delivery!!!
winter_zombie

the one from asda has a 12 month guarantee with the store so you can … the one from asda has a 12 month guarantee with the store so you can return it and have a choice of a new one or your money back. no need to send it away for repair under warranty.


Why would you do that when there is nothing wrong with it, dodgy
Edited by: "snoopy18" 28th Jun 2017
I am just watching the angle grinder safety videos on YouTube - shattering disks. They are upthere with the circular saw and chainsaw kickbacks.
fr33radicalls

It's 50 years of layers of paint...what do you suggest..?



A new window sill ?
ashman33

I am just watching the angle grinder safety videos on YouTube - … I am just watching the angle grinder safety videos on YouTube - shattering disks. They are upthere with the circular saw and chainsaw kickbacks.


The 1mm Inox discs can be bad for shattering if they get pinched or bent during cutting. 9 times out of 10 the guard throws it away from you though.
link- not for squeamish
And another one


Edited by: "callum84" 28th Jun 2017
callum84

The 1mm Inox discs can be bad for shattering if they get pinched or bent … The 1mm Inox discs can be bad for shattering if they get pinched or bent during cutting. 9 times out of 10 the guard throws it away from you though.link- not for squeamishAnd another one



I bought one of these the last time out to get rid of some roller shutters from our house (long story but blame the previous occupant).

As the outer box is only flimsy aluminium even the grinding disc included went through it, but I picked up some thinner cutting discs to do the rest properly. Your pics are making me think twice
Edited by: "Bossworld" 28th Jun 2017
fr33radicalls9 h, 58 m ago

Will this get the paint of window sills or do I need a different tool


You will be better off using a chainsaw
None in Newtownabbey to pick up or order.
Spartan176

None in Newtownabbey to pick up or order.


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fr33radicalls

Will this get the paint of window sills or do I need a different tool



you need this
screwfix.com/p/h…940
(it can work better than a sander or sand paper elbow grease)
plus a heat gun and scraper, (gloves incase any hot paint falls on your hands, and obviously a mask)
and a sander to touch up
It has been suggested to use a belt sander, as I have never used one, I dont know how it would compare, but guess it would create a lot of dust.

ooo and some 40grit sandpaper (which is quiet rough) and finer
Edited by: "AzeemB" 28th Jun 2017
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