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In most cases the cost is directly related to expected durability. In expensive commercial/professional grade tools, parts spin on ball bearings and motors are more powerful. They are designed to run allday every day at maximum speed where time is money. Home owner grade tools typically are designed to be used for brief periods of time and at less than ...
I really think a belt sander would do a nicer job than an angle grinder. You could use a small handheld model with 40 or 60 grit belts, or rent a larger one used to refinish hardwood floors if you need to do larger areas.
They are made, they look like mini chainsaws and are commonly used for carving bowls. A common brand for these blades is Lancelot You can also get smaller saw blades in the 4.5" form factor. I suggest you go to a saw store or woodworking shop. Here is a product on Amazon: ...
It looks like a fine tool for using occasionally. One reson for some tools being a lot more expensive are that they are intended for professional use. For cutting concrete is seems that you just need a special blade: http://www.nortonconsumer.com/concrete-cutting.aspx There is a recommended maximum RPM of 12000 for cutting concrete with a blade of that ...
According to this site: The weight of the backing is usually designated by a letter. For paper backings, the weight ratings range from "A" to "F," with A designating the lightest and F the heaviest. Letter nomenclature follows a different system for cloth backings, with the weight of the backing rated J, X, Y , T, and M, from lightest to heaviest.
The primary reason is grinders typically spin at 10,000 rpm. Wood cutting saws typically spin in the 3500 to 4000 rpm. If you spun a typical circular saw blade at 10,000 rpm it would come apart. As @Matthew PK has shown they make wheels for working wood with a grinder but they are not the typical toothed blades.
It depends what you mean by "cut tiles." Certainly an angle grinder has sufficient power to turn a disc of abrasive material and force it into a ceramic or concerete tile. But it will probably perform very poorly compared to a wet saw for two reasons: 1) It's not guided in any way. A tile saw is set up like a table saw, you push the tile into a ...
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