Sliding Cutoff Grinder
This unique shop-made project transforms an ordinary angle grinder into a benchtop tool for cutting metal parts accurately and easily.
With a few basic parts and a little work, you can turn an angle grinder into a small, sliding cutoff saw to accurately cut thin metal parts. What makes this project work are the clever carriage and handle assembles. These hold the grinder and allow it to slide back and forth, as well as rotate up and down. The assemblies slide along a hardwood rail, which in turn is connected to a sturdy support arm that’s bolted to a rock-solid base. It also has a wide metal channel at the center for added safety, and a two-position fence for greater versatility. All in all, it’s sure to add some precision to your metal-cutting operations.
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What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 45 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
- Includes full-scale pattern for the handle
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.