Looking for saw blade

I'm trying to find a saw blade that I can use in my 4 1/2" angle grinder. Actually it is to cut wood but there are usually some nails

** in what I am cutting.

In checking McMaster, Harbor freight and Northern I have not found one.

Your help will be appreciated. Lewis.

(** indicates metalworking content) :-)

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I've used a cheap carbide blade in my circular saw to do just this... Rebuilt a 12' X 40' porch including cutting through shingles to add gutters, etc... One blade.

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Up until now, I wasn't afraid. Is this a good idea?

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Tom Gardner

No. And that's why he can't find a toothed blade for an angle grinder. Without an automatic blade guard using an angle grinder like this could get very interesting and exciting. A recipro saw and a bi-metal blade seems a better choice.

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Jim Levie

On 14 Jan 2005 17:35:38 -0800, the inscrutable " snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com" spake:

I've found that the standard cutter for those things is a recip saw. I have a Porter Cable Tigersaw for that kind of demolition.

Harbor Fright has a small table saw for crafts which might have those small diameter buzz-saw blades, but be prepared to have to drill out the arbor hole.

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Larry Jaques

Woodcutting blades are available for anglegrinders. I won't say where because you don't want to be hitting nails with a wood-cutting blade on an anglegrinder. Wrong tool for the job. Buy or rent a circular saw with a cheap carbide blade. The difference is that the circular saw may kick when it hits a nail, but it won't twist like an anglegrinder would. Kick tends to be self-resolving; having kicked it's done. Twist is more dangerous. It's harder to avoid in the first place, and the more it twists the worse things get in a flash. Highly recommended for excitement and war stories if you're quick enough to get out of the way, nevermind damage to the workpiece. Damage to work isn't usually a concern in demo work -- it's an objective.

Pick yer pony, take yer ride. Hope you have a side grip on your angle grinder. A side grip could make this approach feasible and reasonably safe if you are able to maintain control. If you're paying attention, fairly quick and fairly strong, it could work OK.

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Don Foreman

At the boat builders where my son works they use the big angle grinders with a toothed carbide blade. They modify the grinder with an extra side handle to make the thing useable. It is used to cut aluminum. Like removing welds and so on. Everybody who uses it has to take a class before they are allowed to use it. This class is approved by WISHA, which is Washington state's version of OSHA. This grinder, once modified, is called "the Meataxe". ERS

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