Hi YouTube, my name’s Geoff and I’m the
VegOilGuy. I’ve been sent this wood-cutting angle grinder
blade by the company that makes them. They wanted me to test it and share my thoughts.
As the angle grinder is probably my favourite tool, I was happy to give it a go.
Straight away we can see on the packaging that this blade describes itself as a speed
cutter, and believe me it is! It’s not an abrasive blade which is typical
for a grinder, it’s a cutting blade. But interestingly it only has three teeth. Now
you might think that’s a bad thing, especially if you’re used to seeing circular saw blades.
Well as someone who has been daft enough to experiment with saw blades in an angle grinder,
I can tell you that three teeth is a good thing. It reduces the possibility of kickback,
that feeling that the work is attacking you. When installing the blade, it’s important
to match the rotation of the blade with your grinder so check for those tell-tale arrows.
Here you can see me cutting up an old wooden chair. The blade is very fast and there’s
absolutely no kickback. I expected to feel some, but the cutting action was very swift
and smooth, leaving me feeling fully in control. If you want to get through material quickly,
this blade is definitely for you. The combination of angle grinder power and the well thought
out design of the blade makes cutting absolutely effortless. There’s no feeling of work on
the tool, the blade or the user. Here I’m making a rough rebate, a channel
about an inch deep in this 8 by 2 timber. Again it’s very easy. I’m not being very
tidy and could take more time but, if I’m being honest, I’m more interested in proving
I can hack away a section quickly. Gloves would have been helpful as I can feel the
debris striking my knuckles, but as my mom always used to say, where there’s no sense
there’s no feeling. This blade is certainly be quicker than a
chisel. It’s a tough little blade and with just
a gentle touch it’s possible to carve away large sections effortlessly. I’m not a sculpture,
but I can imagine anyone working with wood would appreciate the speed they could cut
through material like this. The jiggling action of my hand is me, by the way, and not the
blade bouncing. Like I say – I’m no sculpture. Now here I’m turning a bowl-shaped guard
for a friend. Its two thicknesses of MDF glued together and spun in my drill press. Again
this is effortless. I’m being careful to go with the rotation of the drill press, but
there’s no kick-back and this blade is shifting a lot of material very quickly.
I know what you’re thinking now… That’s dog rough!
But hang on a second. The blades done its job. Let me just apply a little sand paper.
Doesn’t look too bad now does it? Here I’ve flipped the work over in the drill
press and I’m attempting to carve away a little material. In truth, this is made trickier
by having the camera so close. Again a little sand paper is needed to finish
this off. And when you see it like this, you can see
how much material was removed and genuinely it was just the blade and the sand paper.
The blade is good for all sorts of wood and can also cut plasterboard, aerated concrete
blocks and plastics I understand. I’ll be honest, I haven’t tested everything, but
I certainly can’t see any reason why it wouldn’t manage.
So what are my thoughts? I like it. I really do.
It’s great for fast cutting and fast carving. It requires only the gentlest touch and it’s
effortless in use. There’s no kickback and you feel safe and in control whilst using
it. I suspect being an angle grinder there’s
always going to be some tear out, but it is very effective and let’s be honest, a lot
of the time cutting away the bulk of the material is the long-winded element of the job and
this blade massively reduces the time involved. I’ve been lucky enough to have been given
this blade to review it, but it’s reasonably priced and available online. This certainly
isn’t a paid endorsement – if I could be bought for the price of this blade, my opinion
wouldn’t be worth hearing – but it is an honest review.
I’m pleased to have this blade in my toolbox. If I ever find myself needing another, I will
buy one. If you favour using an angle grinder and want to speed things along a bit, you
might want to do the same. And I think we can call that a finished video.
I hope you enjoyed this review guys and if you did, please like it. If you’ve got any
questions about this product, drop me a line. As always I promise to be completely honest
with my answers. Please subscribe if you haven’t already done so and look out for my other
videos on my YouTube channel. So that’s it for now guys. Thanks for watching.