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Is it safe to use an angle grinder with wood cutting blades?

Being a newbie to DIY and trying to get more and more jobs done myself, safety is a concern to me. I recently bought a Makita 5" angle grinder to cut some metal balustrades, job done. I considered ...
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Can I safely use a straight (Type 1) metal cutoff wheel in angle grinder?

I have a Ridgid angle grinder and a metal cutoff wheel. On page 7 of the manual it states: Use ONLY Type 27 depressed center grinding wheels (such as the one provided with this product). NEVER ...
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How to replace grinder / cutoff wheel blades

I have repeatedly faced hurdles removing/replacing blades on my (two) grinders. I do have the two-prong tool to turn counterclockwise. But usually that's not sufficient. The underside apparently needs ...
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Angle grinder blade(s) for cutting rebar

I have tried both thick and thin blades for cutting rebar. The thick one takes forever and is like smelting a sword. The thin one gets the job done but the blades I selected - limited choices at local ...