How to Lubricate a Bosch Angle Grinder Reducer

Angle grinders (angle grinder, angle grinder) under the German brand Bosch are of high quality, reliability and durability. The main competitive advantage of Bosch angle grinders lies in the widespread use of innovative technologies in the manufacture of the product.

But German quality cannot resist Russian negligence. Improper use of the tool, untimely replacement of grease, carbon brushes, bearings leads to failure of the tool.

In order to repair a Bosch angle grinder, you can go in two ways: give the angle grinder to a service center or repair the Bosch angle grinder with your own hands.

The first option is more expensive and not always high quality. The second option can be implemented only if the consumer has a great desire to figure everything out on his own.

A diagram of the Bosch angle grinder will help you repair yourself.

Bosch angle grinders are conventionally divided into low-power up to 1000 W, and powerful over 1000 W are marked GWS 7-125, GWS 20-230 or others.

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The first number of 20 or more indicates a tool power of more than 1000 watts. The second number 230 confirms that this is the maximum diameter of the cutting wheel.

The first digit up to 20 indicates the power of the tool up to 1000 watts, and the second about the maximum diameter of the cutting wheel up to 125 mm.

Design Features of Bosch Angle Grinder

The design feature of the Bosch angle grinder is presented in the gearbox as a thrust bearing of a driven helical gear of a needle bearing. In Bosch rotary hammers, the driven gear is mounted on the spindle shaft by compression.

In Bosch angle grinders of low power, in which spur gears are placed in the gearboxes, the installation of shims is provided. This design allows you to restore the functionality of the contact gears, reducing the thickness of the gasket. Helical gears at high tool speeds wear out significantly less than spur gears.

How to Lubricate a Bosch Angle Grinder Reducer

The working environment of grinders is most often a dusty space. Dust is the main danger leading to failure of the power tool, an amorous and angle grinder.

Repair tool required

To repair a Bosch angle grinder, a tool is indispensable. We’ll make a reservation right away, if you have a screwdriver, this will significantly speed up the process of disassembling and assembling the tool.

But you can get by with a set of screwdrivers, preferably with a ratchet mechanism. You can not do without an open-end wrench, with which you will unscrew the nut securing the leading helical gear.

It is better to have a special puller for dismantling the bearings.

Diagnostics of the electrical part can be carried out using a tester or a short circuit detection device.

It is especially useful in that it allows you to determine the malfunction of the rotor or stator without removing the assembly.

The diagram of the Bosch angle grinder will help you carry out repairs yourself, and these instructions will help you adequately cope with any problem.

DIY disassembling Bosch angle grinder

For the owner of a power tool, knowledge of his device and the ability to disassemble is a must.

Knowing the disassembly procedure, the angle grinder allows you to independently perform such tasks as changing grease, changing bearings and carbon brushes.

To disconnect the gear housing pos. 821 from the stator housing pos. 888, it is necessary to disassemble (remove) the handle housing, angle grinder pos. 24.

This operation must be performed to remove the carbon brushes pos.810 holding the rotor manifold.

In the second stage, unscrew the 4 (four) screws pos. 61 that secure the gear housing and stator.

Having pulled out the rotor together with the gearbox, proceed to disassemble the gearbox.

Repair angle Bosch grinder begins with the disassembly of the gear pos.821. Dismantling of the gearbox starts with unscrewing 4 (four) screws pos. 60. As a rule, the screws are screwed into the sealant at the factory. Will have to make some efforts.

Just note! For Bosch low power grinders, the gearbox uses spur gears. For grinders with a power of more than 1000 watts, helical gears are used in the gearboxes.

How to remove the driven gear

After removing the gearbox cover, you can get the helical gear assembly pos. 26.

To remove the gear, you must use a press or puller. But the use of a puller is difficult, because it requires the use of special thin sponges.

Before removing the helical gear, check the gear backlash, tooth integrity, contact spot.

A bearing pos. 50 is pressed onto the spindle shaft, pos. 26. If the bearing has a large backlash, it is noisy when scrolling, the grease has dried, it is preferable to replace it.

To remove the bearing, it is necessary to remove the gear wheel, circlip and dismantle the bearing. If the bearing remains in the gear housing while removing the rotor shaft assembly, the bearing is removed using a hammer and a soft tip.

How to remove pinion Bosch angle grinder

Leading gear pos. 27 is removed from the rotor shaft in the following sequence:

  • hold the rotor by hand and use the open-end wrench to unscrew the nut pos. 45 counterclockwise;
  • remove the washer pos. 59.;
  • pull out the helical gear, key 27.

Check visually the integrity of the gear teeth, contact spot.

If the gears are very worn (licked), there are chipped teeth, then they must be replaced. over, the replacement of gears is always done in pairs.

In low-power Bosch angle grinders, a needle bearing is used as a support bearing in the gearbox.

Do-it-yourself bosch angle grinder repair follow the strictly attached instructions. If you need to remove the needle bearing from the housing, quick thinking is indispensable. Its dismantling is carried out only at destruction.

To get the destroyed bearing race, you can use the proven method.

Video: How to Lubricate a Bosch Angle Grinder Reducer


A tap is selected with a diameter slightly larger than the inner diameter of the cage of the destroyed needle bearing. The tap is fixed in the screwdriver’s chuck and screwed carefully at low speeds into the clip. When the tap reaches the bottom of the gear housing, it will begin to raise the clip.

In addition to the spindle shaft needle bearing, Bosch angle grinders also use two more bearings mounted on the rotor shaft.

How to remove bearings from a rotor Bosch angle grinder

To remove the bearings from the rotor, pos. 803, Bosch angle grinders are recommended to use pullers.

The bearing pos.15 near the collector is easily removed, but to remove the bearing pos.14 from the impeller side, it is complicated by the fact that a number of preparatory operations are necessary.

The bearing pos.15 is closed by a soft rubber socket. A similar rubber protection pos.33 also covers the bearing pos.14.

To remove the bearing pos. 14, unscrew the nut pos. 45, remove the spur gear pos. 17 and the plastic protection pos. 33. Using a puller, you can easily remove the bearing from the rotor shaft.

And if there is no puller? A vice, two metal strips and a hammer with a soft metal extension will come to the rescue.

Dismantling Bosch angle grinder

Possible electrical problems

Faults in the electrical part of the Bosch angle grinder can be divided into simple and complex.

Simple electrical faults Bosch angle grinder

If you turned on the angle grinder and it refuses to work, start looking for a malfunction with a broken power supply wire. Most often, a wire break appears at the entrance to the angle grinder or to the fork. Avoid twisting; this will cause a short circuit in the tool.

To determine such a malfunction, it is necessary to open the handle covers of the angle grinder. In Bosch angle grinders up to 1000 W, the cover is fastened with one screw at the end. For Bosch grinders over 1000 W, the handle cover is secured with several screws.

Using the tester, ring the power circuits from the input plug, pos. 5, to the switch. With the whole circuit, proceed to check the operation of the switch. Bosch angle grinders use simple switches controlled by a switch lever.

But the electrical contacts of the switch burn up and become the cause of the failure of the angle grinder. It is impractical to restore the contacts of the plastic switch, it is necessary to replace it with a new one.

If the switch is intact, use a tester to check for the presence of a chain from each pin of the plug to each carbon brush. For whole chains, the angle grinder should turn on. If it does not rotate, then the malfunction is mechanical. Jamming of gears or destruction of bearings is possible.

Motor check

If your Bosch angle grinder is gaining momentum regardless of you, it starts to get very hot, spark, you need to pay attention to the integrity of the rotor windings, stator windings.

An involuntary set of revolutions an angle grinder indicates a malfunction of the stator windings. The integrity of the windings is checked by a tester, and the short circuit between the turns is checked by a special device.

How to identify rotor failure

Rotor repair is a complex process available to foremen with straight arms.

A rotor malfunction is indicated by a drop in engine speed, the appearance of a long sparkling trace on one of the brushes. This is the first sign of a short circuit in the turns of the armature winding.

Repair of the rotor is preferably carried out in special workshops. And you can rewind yourself, if you decide to repair the Bosch angle grinder yourself.

The dark color of the rotor winding and burnt collector lamellas indicate a short circuit in the rotor circuits. The malfunction is eliminated only by replacing with a new rotor.

Stator Repair

Bosch angle grinder repair includes stator restoration. The main sign of stator failure is a spontaneous increase in the speed of the working angle grinder, which cannot be reduced by adjustments. A burned stator winding changes color, becomes darker. The stator core also darkens from high temperature.

The stator is easier to rewind, although here you must follow certain rules and sequence.

If you removed the stator housing cover, carefully inspect the condition of the carbon brushes and rotor manifold lamellas.

The length of the carbon brushes should not be less than 8 mm. By the way, in Bosch angle grinders, carbon brushes with a “shot” are used, a device that stops the operation of the angle grinder with a minimum length of the carbon brush.

The collector lamellas must not show any deposits or wear. Carbon deposits are easily removed with cotton wool soaked in alcohol.

Stator overheating and rotor short circuit

Speed ​​control malfunctions

In angle grinders of the Bosch series, especially of low power, speed controllers are installed. Access to the speed controller is carried out by opening the handle of the stator housing, which is held on one end screw.

The speed range of the controller can be set with a potentiometer hidden in the handle panel.

It is quite easy to remove a faulty regulator, since it is mounted only on the guide.

Repair of the speed controller angle grinder is a complex process, the implementation of which requires not only special knowledge, but tools and equipment.

If the speed controller is out of order, but there is no new one, then disconnect the supply wires and install a jumper.

Red shows the jumper installed when the speed regulator fails.

Mechanical damage

Bosch angle grinder is designed for cutting, grinding, polishing work. The operation of the tool in dust at high loads is particularly detrimental to the durability of the gearbox, namely its gears.

In addition to wear and tear of gear teeth, mechanical failures include the destruction of bearings and the housing. Repair of the Bosch angle grinder in terms of replacing failed bearings and rebuilding the housing is not difficult if there is a desire and need.

Assembly angle grinder

The assembly of the angle grinder begins with the examination of all parts, assemblies, bearings, gears.

Pre-prepare the workplace with proper and good lighting, lay tools, lubricants, wipes.

What grease to use for a Bosch angle grinder

Repair to Bosch ears will not be of high quality if you do not change the grease during its execution. For high-quality lubrication of components, Bosch angle grinder is recommended to use those lubricants that are offered by the tool manufacturer. But their high price makes us look for another way, and there is one.

Domestic lubricant manufacturers have developed special lubricants for gearboxes and grinder assemblies.

In terms of quality, they are in no way inferior to foreign lubricants, but are much cheaper. The only negative, our lubricants require a more frequent change.

Rotor assembly

The assembly of the rotor consists in mounting bearings on it, installing the impeller. Lubricated bearings are pressed onto the shaft using a wooden extension. The bearing near the collector is closed with rubber protection. This is a general rotor shaft assembly algorithm.

In some models, the Bosch angle grinder has its own characteristics.

Gear assembly

The assembly of the gearbox begins with the installation of a rotor shaft in its housing. When the shaft is inserted into the housing, the drive gear, washer, and lock nut are put on the shaft. The gear housing with the inserted shaft must be placed in the stator housing.

When you insert the collector bearing into the socket, push the gear housing to the stator housing. Check the ease of rotation of the rotor in the bearings.

A spindle assembly with a mounted bearing and gear is mounted in the gear housing cover.

It remains to insert the cover into place and check the quality of rotation of the spindle shaft. If the shaft rotates easily by hand, it is fashionable to tighten the screws securing the rotor housing cover. The screws are pre-lubricated with sealant.

This is a general gearbox assembly algorithm. On some models, the repair of the gearbox Bosch angle grinder is slightly different.

Conclusions:

  • Knowing the general scheme of Bosch grinders, you can safely take on the dismantling of a tool for lubrication;
  • The ability to repair a Bosch angle grinder with your own hands will extend the life of the tool, independently replace the grease, carbon brushes;
  • Observing the operating mode and technological maintenance of the tool, you will extend its trouble-free operation for many years.

Gear Lubricant Makita Angle Grinder

The long-life guarantee of any hand tool is its regular periodic maintenance. Of course, you can send for service and diagnostics to special service centers, but as they say, "If you want to do well, do it yourself." Therefore, it is worthwhile to figure out how to independently service such a tool popular among home masters as an angle grinder or angle grinder, in common people.

Gear Lubricant Makita Angle Grinder

The most susceptible to wear are the moving parts of an angle grinder. These are the bearings of the anchor, gears, as well as the gears themselves located in the gearbox. The lubricant (or lubricant) laid by the manufacturer ages over time, its properties are lost, all this leads to more wear of the gears in the gearbox and, as a consequence, to increased vibration and the appearance of extraneous noise during operation. Periodic maintenance and replacement of the lubricant in the gearbox angle grinder must be carried out at least once a year.

Characteristics and features of greases for grinders

When servicing any hand tools with moving parts, a lubricant is used that has the following characteristics and features:

  • There should not be solid particles in it that can cause chipping of the moving parts of the mechanism.
  • The temperature at which the lubricant becomes liquid should be more than 120 degrees.
  • The oil should not absorb moisture, should form a strong film that protects parts from corrosion.
  • And also, most importantly, the oil must be of such viscosity that it has the ability to stay on moving parts.

The consistency or viscosity of the lubricants is divided according to the NLGI (National Lubricating Grease Institute), and in certain cases it is necessary to use oil of a certain density. The viscosity of the oil is selected depending on the speed of the gearbox, the higher it is. the more liquid the oil should be. So, depending on the tool, the viscosity is selected:

  • Drills, punchers, jigsaws, where the gearbox has a low rotation speed. NLGI-2 grease which is soft.
  • Lightweight punchers and impact drills. Class NLGI-1, the consistency is very soft.
  • angle grinder, circular saws, lawn mowers. Class NLGI-0, semi-fluid in consistency.
  • Heavy punchers, jackhammers. Class NLGI-00, by consistency, is liquid.

Gear Lubrication Angle Grinder

Almost all world tool manufacturers require their recommended “own” lubricant sold under its brand. In principle, this is correct. The grease used for the gearbox angle grinder, in this case is tested at the factory, it gives a guarantee of long-term and correct operation of the angle grinder. However, there are drawbacks, which are in the high price of the lubricant from these brands.

Open Gear Lubrication Angle Grinder

In addition to the original oils, there are many lubricants on the market that are produced by third-party manufacturers, so the question of what exactly to lubricate the reducer with an angle grinder is not acute.

The products of Haskey, Castrol, Liqui Moly and others have shown themselves to be good for adding to an angle grinder.

Russian manufacturers also do not lag behind foreign ones and offer their products. So, the grease of a bevel gear reducer is an angle grinder from the company Nanotech. Of course, such a lubricant for the gearbox is not original and recommended by the manufacturer, therefore, if used, subsequent warranty repairs may simply be refused.

The correct lubricant filling process in angle grinders

After the choice of lubricant for the angle grinder is made, proceed directly to the maintenance of the tool. The correct maintenance process for an angle grinder consists of several steps. First you need to open the gearbox, then remove the old lubricant, apply a new one, check the correct application. Removing the old grease is necessary for the reason that when mixed with a new one, it will not allow it to work correctly and the entire maintenance procedure will not bring any result.

Video: Gear Lubricant Makita Angle Grinder


Correct lubricant filling in angle grinder

When to change grease in an angle grinder

The frequency of lubricant change depends on how often and under what loads the tool is operated. As a rule, this period is about a year. In the case of intensive operation with frequent overheating, the frequency of replacement is reduced to six months, sometimes more often.

For maintenance, you will need to disassemble the angle grinder gearbox by unscrewing 4 screws on its cover.

After removing the cover, you can see two bevel helical gears: a large and a small gear. The small gear is anchored and drives the large gear. The large one, in turn, is seated on the secondary shaft, to which a cutting or grinding disc is attached.

How to remove old grease in an angle grinder

The disassembled gear angular grinder must be well cleaned of the old lubricant. It no longer fulfills its functions, plus solid particles have already accumulated in it, resulting from wear of moving parts. When mixed with new, old lubricant also significantly degrades its performance. Therefore, the gearbox and gears must be thoroughly cleaned.

Removing old grease from the gearbox

Old grease is removed with a rag, paper towel or just a rag. Removed parts can also be washed in gasoline or thinner. The washed parts must be thoroughly dried before assembly. Residues of solvent or gasoline will mix with the new grease and change its consistency, which again worsens its performance.

Lubrication procedure for gearbox angle grinder

Before applying a new lubricant, it must be thoroughly mixed and monitored so that there are no lumps or foreign objects in it. A thin layer of lubricant is applied to the gears, making sure that it completely covers the teeth. It is more convenient to fill the grease inside the bearings with a syringe. Then the grease intended for the angle grinder is driven into the gear housing. This is necessary for the reason that during operation it can fly off the gears and with a small number of gears, the gears will work “dry”.

How much grease should be used when replacing the angle grinder in the gearbox

The amount of lubricant placed in the gearbox must be such that the oblique teeth of the gears are completely covered by it. Excess will cause it to squeeze out from under the cover, and an insufficient amount will not ensure the correct operation of the gearbox.

It is best to focus on the amount that was planted at the manufacturer of the angle grinder, but remember that the grease can dry out, while decreasing in volume.

In this regard, it is better to put a little more and check the correct distribution of the lubricant after turning on the angle grinder. In general, the amount of lubricant is usually approximately 30-50% of the full capacity of the gearbox.

Gearbox grease applied

Checking the correct application of lubricant to the gearbox angle grinder

The last step during the maintenance of the angle grinder is to check the correct application and distribution of the lubricant inside the gearbox. To do this, after the gear unit is assembled, the power tool is turned on without load for several minutes, while it should be ensured that there are no extraneous sounds, odors and other things. If they occur, you must immediately disconnect the angle grinder from the network. The heating of the gear unit is also checked. The lubricant must distribute the heat evenly and the temperature of the gear unit must not be very high.

After a short operation, unscrew 4 screws, then remove the cover from the gearbox. Visually inspect helical gears for grease. If it is absent, it means that too little lubricant has been incorporated and should be reported. If in the process of work it is squeezed out of the cracks, then it means it was laid too much and the excess should be removed. After making any changes, the operation of the angle grinder without load is again checked.

Grease overview for angle grinder

Earlier it was said that there are many types of lubricants both from a foreign manufacturer and from a domestic one. Good lubricant for power tool gearboxes is available from Bosh. It is called “Grease for gearboxes” and is packaged in tubes of 65 grams. One such tube is enough for a few maintenance angular grinder.

Lubricant for gearbox angle grinder of various brands

From the lubricants intended for the reducer to the angle grinder manufactured by the domestic manufacturer, one can recommend the products of the company Nanotek. It is called "Nanotek MetalPlak Electra" and is designed for tools that work with intense load. SHRUS or Tsiatim-221 are also widely used from domestic lubricants, however, they require preliminary preparation and, in fact, are a home-made lubricant.

DIY Grease Angle Grinder

DIY grease for gears angle grinder consists of a base and thinner. The basis for homemade lubrication is usually SHRUS with molybdenum disulfide or Tsiatim-221. They have a second viscosity according to NLGI, therefore, for use in the reducer of an angle grinder, the base must be diluted. As a diluent, it is best to use a simple mineral industrial oil, which, for example, is I-20 oil. To obtain an NLGI 0 viscosity, approximately 70 percent base and 30 percent diluent will need to be mixed. The resulting mixture is thoroughly mixed and ready to be applied to the gears and bearings of an angle grinder.

DIY grease making

Timely maintenance of any electric tool is the key to long-term and trouble-free operation. A properly working tool is also a guarantee of safety for the person using it. Using the tips given above, everyone can correctly choose the lubricant for the gearbox angle grinder and replace it without resorting to the help of expensive service centers for servicing power tools.

What is the Stihl 180 Chain Sharpening Angle

Chainsaw. a necessary tool for domestic needs, He will find a worthy application in the country. A chainsaw is easy to saw firewood for a stove or fireplace. It also performs well when felling. Each owner of such an assistant should know the correct angle of sharpening chains of chainsaws. Calling a specialist at home, and even more so at the cottage, costs a lot of money. Therefore, you have to do it yourself.

What is the Stihl 180 Chain Sharpening Angle

Although it is better to entrust the sharpening to a professional, some lumberjacks themselves learned this craft. If logging specialists have to sharpen the chain 3-4 times a day, then an ordinary gardener does not need this because he rarely uses a tool. How can you master the craft yourself? There are some recommendations for this.

Features of the chainsaw

Cutting a tree is like working with a planer. over, the size of the cut depends on the thickness of the limiter. When the saw chain is in intensive mode, the teeth become blunt faster. This is clearly manifested when the soil surface appears on the path of the chain. To completely blunt the teeth, it is enough for a couple of seconds to "catch" on the ground.

If sharpening is often possible, the chain will last much longer, since very little metal will be removed. In addition to the question of what angle of sharpening the chain of the chainsaw should be, this should also be known!

Working with a blunt tool is undesirable for a number of reasons. First of all, this affects the quality of the cut, and not for the better. Fatigue also quickly sets in, which is felt not only in the hands, but also in the body.

One more reason. unjustified excessive consumption of fuel. All parts will work in heavy duty, which inevitably leads to their rapid wear. Performance drops dramatically, which also happens when using a defective circuit.

Features of the structure of the chain

To effectively be able to sharpen a chain of a chainsaw, it is necessary to know the structure of its teeth. Do not do without knowledge of the angle of sharpening. Each tooth has a complex structure. Its geometry is represented by the following components:

  • base;
  • shoulder blade;
  • depth gauge.

In this case, the blade consists of two blades: front and top. over, between them there should be a correct angle of sharpening the chainsaw chains to provide it with the necessary performance.

As you can now guess. the chain doesn’t saw wood, since it serves as the basis for fixing the cutting links, moves them at high speed. The links themselves have sharp blades, with which wood is cut.

How to find out when sharpening is needed?

It is possible to determine whether the teeth of the chain are knitted or not, according to some characteristic signs. Of course, it all depends on how much the chainsaw is used. It is worth taking a look at what kind of shavings it leaves. Its uniformity and square shapes indicate sharp teeth. If the chain is sharpened, then it usually leaves behind wood dust, and the sawdust itself resembles the needles that a “handsaw” “produces”.

If the cutting speed is reduced, then this is also considered a sign of blunting the chain. There is an increase in the load on the instrument itself and the appearance of vibration. Beginners are not always able to notice some of these signs. Therefore, they should pay more attention to the quality of the chips. Sometimes it is a brown hue, which is already guaranteed to indicate that it is time to sharpen the chain.

Sharpening Methods

To sharpen the tool, you can turn to the services of craftsmen who not only know what angle of chainsaw sharpening is needed, but also do all the work quickly and professionally. As a rule, the cost of such services is not so high, but the quality, on the contrary, is very high! This option is suitable for those lovers of logging who do not want to mess with their tools.

Everyone else will be interested in trying their hand at such a thing. Professionals in this regard always choose automatic equipment that is characterized by maximum efficiency and accuracy. Of course, not every lumberjack can afford it, and therefore they can be handled in different ways. And here, among many fans, discussions are underway on the topic of which methodology is better to give preference:

  • manual;
  • alternative;
  • modern.

Do not neglect the signs of blunting, and at the first need, proceed with the operation of sharpening the chainsaw chain. This will allow you to use it as long as possible.

Correct sharpening angle

The angle of sharpening chains of chainsaws is not a constant value, does not depend on the manufacturer or model of equipment. It is selected taking into account which tree to deal with. You can choose some average value, but the efficiency of the cut may be ineffective. For this reason, it is necessary to choose the correct value, taking into account the specific species of tree.

If we are talking about solid wood, including those trees that have been “freezing” for a long time, it has a high resistivity. In this regard, the sharpening angle should be reduced. This will practically avoid the appearance of vibrations, and the chain stroke will be softer. The minimum value is 25 °.

Video: What is the Stihl 180 Chain Sharpening Angle


In relation to soft types of wood, you can increase the angle of sharpening, but not more than 35 °. Productivity will increase significantly. As for the angle of sharpening the chainsaw chains for longitudinal sawing, the value is 10 °. In this case, the cut will be as even as possible, and the vibration of the equipment is minimized. Knowing such features, we can proceed to consider different ways of sharpening.

Manual method

This is the easiest and slowest method for grinding chain teeth. However, the method is good when sharpening is done on site in the forest. Do not carry the whole machine with you all the time ?! But here it is worth to be more precise. not just one tool is meant, but a whole set, which includes:

  • flat file;
  • round file;
  • template.

Each of them performs its duties. The main purpose of a flat tool is to sharpen the depth gauge.

The round file is already performing the main operation, making the cutting edges sharper. over, for each chain a specific tool diameter is required:

  • ¼ inch pitch. 4 mm;
  • pitch 0.325. 4.8 mm;
  • 3/8 inch pitch. 5.2 mm;
  • pitch 0.404. 5.5 mm.

For Picco chains with which chainsaws are equipped "Stihl" 180 in 3/8 and quarter inch increments, a 4 mm file is also suitable. It is important to keep it right. With respect to the vertical plane, the file must be placed strictly perpendicular to the chain, and with respect to the horizontal plane. at a small angle (about 30 °). The specific grinding angle is selected depending on the needs, but within 25-35 °.

Unlike sharpening a chainsaw chain on a machine, the angle here can be set using a template that is considered a useful helper. To do this, it is equipped with two slots: SOFT / S (for softwood) and HARD / H (for hardwood). The template should be fixed over the chain, which gives it the privileges of a limiter.

It should only be borne in mind that this method is not intended for continuous use, but serves only as a straightening blade. Too frequent use of the file over time leads to chain wear, and the teeth themselves will be sharpened unevenly.

angle grinder is a good alternative

Professional lumberjacks consider this method to be primitive and time-consuming. It is used in the most extreme case, since the angle grinder cannot be fixed on the template. For this reason, it is very difficult to achieve compliance with a constant angle and depth of sharpening.

The tire is firmly fixed in a vice in order to exclude its mobility during operation. It is not necessary to attach a new cutting disc to the angle grinder, it is better to use the old wheel 1.5–2 mm thick.

It is better for beginners not to use this method at all. they will be more intact. There is a risk of serious injury to yourself. In addition, there is no way to do without the skills to work with such equipment.

Modern method

Almost every layman is concerned about the question, what is the angle of sharpening the chainsaw chains on the machine? It is not possible to use the file constantly, the angle grinder is difficult to use, and for beginners this procedure is completely dangerous. There is nothing to be done, one has to use machines that can be either mechanical or electric.

You will have to work with a manual machine for “eternity”, and you will enjoy using an electrical analogue. Today, there are a variety of models to choose from, which provide

  • correct sharpening angle;
  • high level of work quality;
  • high speed sharpening.

It is also worth noting that sharpening is performed evenly in relation to all links. All that is needed is to plug the equipment into the network, set the required angle, enjoy the sight or do other things. The cost of such machines varies from 2 to 4 thousand rubles. But the most important thing is to determine the angle of sharpening the chainsaw chains "Stihl" on the machine is not difficult.

Though it takes a long time to tinker with manual equipment. the process is very long, but it costs several times cheaper. In appearance, the machine resembles a beam saw, but instead of the blade. a round file. The smallest tooth is also taken as a basis. At the same time, two or three movements are enough for sharpening, after which you can proceed to the next link. If necessary, process the stop. the file changes (the round changes to a flat one).

Sharpening rules

The homogeneous sections of each link should undergo uniform processing. Otherwise, if there is an unnecessary selection of metal in any one area, this ultimately leads to an imbalance, uneven running and jerking during the operation of the chainsaw. The load on the mechanism increases at times, which in turn threatens to break the chain.

Therefore, the operation should be carried out at the required angle of sharpening the chain of the Stihl 180 chainsaw (as well as any other tool) with extreme caution, avoiding excessive force. The procedure itself is performed sequentially, that is, you need to start on the one hand, then finish on the other.

In some cases, it can be observed that a single cutting edge (or several) has sharpened more. This happens when the chain in its path bumped into a knot, which occurs when cutting hardwood. Then it is necessary to determine which of the teeth has been knocked out the most and equalize all the other links.

After sharpening is completed, blow the circuit with air from the compressor or pump, and then place it in a container with engine oil for a short time. Usually few people do this, but for the chain it will be useful.

Useful Tips

Some useful tips will help keep your equipment in good condition and eliminate the risk of personal injury. Of course, know the correct angle of sharpening chainsaw chains "Stihl" necessary. But timely care of the tire is also important:

  1. It is necessary to control the chain tension. Especially if during operation the chainsaw leans to the side. Poor tension can pose a threat to humans.
  2. Timely sharpen, without putting everything off the bat. It may be unprofitable, but it is better to give preference to electrical equipment.
  3. Lubricate the entire chain regularly, otherwise it may fly off (its speed is about 100 km / h). Everyone will make conclusions himself.
  4. Do not use used automobile oil or any product of dubious quality. You should choose only specialized lubricants. As the best tool. autol.

Before you start working with a chainsaw, the chain should be run-in. Let her run at minimum speed for 40-50 seconds. Lubrication will reach every detail, and chains with an asterisk will heat up a bit, they will rub against each other.

All these expert advice should not be ignored if you want to stay safe and sound!

Finally

The angle of sharpening chains of chainsaws is selected based on which tree you need to saw. If you have free time and desire to restore the performance of the equipment is not difficult. Even an amateur who at least once in his life worked with a file can handle the job. Of course, for this you will have to spend from 30 to 700 rubles to purchase a sharpening set. The approximate cost of chain sharpening services in a company is 200-300 rubles. The final choice is the lumberjack.

Gear Lubricant Makita Angle Grinder 181490 7

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What Lubricant To Lubricate An Angle Grinder Reducer

What grease is needed for the gearbox angle grinder

Angle grinders (angle grinder) or angle grinder in modern versions allow you to do complex tasks of processing solid materials. This occurs by increasing the power of the tool and the use of a solid element base. An increase in the number of revolutions also causes an increase in the loads on the electric motor. The weaker place of the power plant of such a tool is considered to be the gearbox. It is often replaced and repaired even during operation with an estimated operating mode. High quality grease for a gearbox, an angle grinder allows you to extend the working life of the technical inside, but only in the circumstances of the right choice.

Gear lubrication tasks

To understand why a direct angle grinder needs lubrication, you should then understand how it works gearbox. a more sensitive and yet responsible mechanical part of the tool. The gearbox is formed by a whole complex of small parts and parts that are enclosed in a crankcase. During operation, the gears interact intensively together with direct contact with the generation of excess heat. Accordingly, the grease for the gearbox angle grinder first protects the mechanism from wear, deformation and all kinds of damage. The basic protection effect for such devices is provided by antifriction agents. This function implies the minimization of friction between parts, which increases their resource and completely strengthens the technical and physical properties. Already today, the grease must provide heat dissipation. Some compounds make the effect of cooling, however, external thermal protection of the parts is almost always implied.

Mandatory lubrication

Gear Lubricant Makita Angle Grinder 181490 7

To perform the above functions, the grease must have a suitable set of features. Among the main characteristics, by which, of course, to evaluate the ability of gear lubricants, it is worth mentioning strength, dropping point and viscosity. The strength feature is directly responsible for the anti-friction function. In other words, it will determine how the formed film can retain its integrity over the part.

The question is what, what kind of lubricant to use for gear angle grinder based on the beliefs of ultimate strength, of course, values ​​of 120-150 Pa are considered. There are compositions with strengths of more than 400 Pa, however, in such large numbers it is unnecessary. all the more so since the growth of this parameter inevitably minimizes other fundamental properties.

As for the dropping point, it is possible to give preference to products designed for 150-180 ° C, although this common rumor indicator is faster depending on the requirements of a particular gearbox. Also with viscosity. Almost everything in the selection of a rational indicator depends on the advice of a particular manufacturer, but in most cases they recommend a viscosity of about no higher than 800 Pass.

Gear Lubricant Manufacturers

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Manufacturers of lubricants for power tools are divided into two types. First, it’s specifically the manufacturers> <domestic tools. They are also engaged in the development of lubricant formulations specifically for their own products. These include grease for the gearbox, Makita angle grinder under the index 181490-7. This is a composition designed specifically for angle grinders of Japanese manufacture, however, of course, it can also be used for grinders of other brands.

How and how to lubricate an angle grinder. Grease for the eternal work of an angle grinder.

What and how grease angle grinder. Grease for the eternal work of an angle grinder.

Lubricant change in the gearbox angle grinder (angle grinder)

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The basis of the segment is the products of specialized manufacturers of lubricants. Customers highly value Castrol lubricant. A well-known company produces a special composition of green color for an electric tool, which can also be used for a bearing group. Similar grease for gear angle grinder It is presented in the Mobile line. This product is already blue XHP 222, which is supplied in cabinets with the shape of a syringe for oil supply. For budgeting, many praise and lubricant "Nanotech." The composition is suitable as a periodic maintenance tool for an angle grinder used in homework.

Lubrication Technique

During operation, the angle grinder is important not to miss the moment when the tool requires a lubricant update. It is not always possible to determine it by external signs, so you should periodically disassemble the crankcase and directly inspect the condition of the gearbox. Lubrication will be required either in case of drying of the previous composition, or with insufficient quantity.

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Next, determine which lubricant is best for gear angle grinder specific model? Again, if we are talking about manufacturers of the level of Makita, Bosch, AEG, then you can trust the lubricants of the same brands. But if the angle grinder is made by a little-known Chinese company, then it is better to contact specialized manufacturers.

For lubrication, you will need to disassemble the tool, remove the gearbox and perform cleaning. How to remove the old composition will be described separately. By the time of application, a lubrication tool should be ready. an oiler with a suitable nozzle in size or a syringe included in the kit. Apply exactly the amount that is enough to fully cover the working space without gaps.

Removing old grease

It will be nice if the old grease is dry and not difficult to remove. In extreme cases, it may be necessary to collect pieces of the composition that have scattered throughout the body, but if the product has maintained its state, then it will be necessary to prepare kerosene or a gasoline solution. After wetting a napkin or rags, carefully select the entire volume of old grease from the groove. Then repeat the procedure until the surface is completely clean. If an angle grinder with a reduced temperature endurance threshold was used to lubricate the gearbox, then a hot dryer can also be used. It will melt the lubricant to a fluid state. Then it remains only to rinse gearbox and dry to apply a new composition.

Alternative lubricants

Refusal of special grease for the gearbox angle grinder can lead to negative consequences for the technical base of the tool, so alternative solutions should be resorted to only in extreme cases. Most warnings apply to materials such as lithol and solid oil. These tools can only externally simulate a full anti-friction mass, but in work they turn out to be of little use. And yet, what kind of lubricant

How to evaluate the quality of lubricant use

Understand what used grease suitable for a specific model, according to several criteria. Firstly, it holds its shape, does not spread and does not spill out. Drying is also not a positive factor, but high-quality compositions are not safe from this. Secondly, deciding which lubricant is needed for gear angle grinder, pay attention to the workflow. The presence of vibrations, the appearance of new noises, the instability of rotation speed support. these phenomena can also indicate the wrong combination of lubricant and gearbox.

Conclusion

Like any power equipment, a power tool needs maintenance of the element base. If the angle grinder is operated in a regular mode, it is advisable to initially determine the complex lubrication scheme of the entire working parts of the tool and adhere to it in a constant mode. What type of grease in the gearbox can be used as universal and suitable for the bearing group? Such a composition can be determined by the averaged values ​​of strength, viscosity and temperature resistance. For each parameter, there should not be ultra-high values, since they may be appropriate in one part of the application, but will not fit in another.

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What type of grease to use for a gear reducer angle grinder

How to choose the right grease for the angle grinder and which to use in the gearbox

Angle grinders (angle grinder), popularly called angle grinders, are widely used among tinkering enthusiasts. With their help, the home master can not only perform grinding work, but also cut metal, plastic, stone. Angle grinders are produced by various manufacturers, including domestic ones.

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Angle grinder is a reliable tool that can work with proper operation and timely replacement of grease, carbon brushes for a long time.

The right lubricant for the angle grinder not only extends the life of the tool, but also improves performance.

Knowing the rules for choosing grease for an angle grinder or making it yourself, you can perform maintenance without contacting service.

Key lubricant characteristics for angle grinder

In angle grinders, the main unit subjected to the greatest loads during operation is a gearbox consisting of helical gears.

The rotational moment created by the rotor of the angle grinder is transmitted from the rotor to the working tool through a small helical gear to a large helical gear. Properly selected lubricant for the gearbox significantly reduces the friction force and heating temperature.

Bearings are used in the grinder, which also requires periodic lubrication. This is especially true for the spindle bearing of a large helical gear.

Suitable grease that meets not only the listed requirements, but also environmentally friendly.

Lubricants for an angle grinder must have certain characteristics and must have the required consistency in properties.

Grease for gearbox angle grinder must have:

  • viscosity no more than 800 Pa’s;
  • dropping temperature not less than 120ºС;
  • tensile strength not less than 120 Pa.

Grease for an angle grinder should not have mechanical impurities, be resistant to corrosion, hold firmly on lubricated parts, do not melt at high temperatures, prevent the formation of scoring in the places of contact of parts, and have water repellent properties.

In any angle grinder of any company, two types of sliding bearings are used: bearings for an electric motor and thrust bearings for a gearbox.

Grease selection for motor bearings is different from grease selection for gearbox bearings. It’s all about different working conditions.

Lubricants recommended by foreign tool manufacturers

Foreign manufacturers of tools, including an angle grinder, recommend specially developed ointments as lubricants for grinders.

One of the most common foreign lubricants is the lubricant labeled MoS2 NLGI 2 ISOL-XBCHB 2 DIN 51825-KPF 2 K-20.

  • MoS2. indicates filler material, in this case molybdenum;
  • NLGI2. indicates a second viscosity class;
  • ISOL-XBCHB 2. belonging to ISO standards;
  • DIN 51825-KPF 2 K-20. grease manufactured according to German DIN standards;
  • The numbers 51825 indicate that the grease is of type K.

Lubricants manufactured with these characteristics are quite expensive. On the Russian market there are imported, less expensive lubricants.

Each tool manufacturer, be it Bosch, Makita, Hitachi, DeWalt, Metabo, RedVerg, Interskol, E256, LEPSE, recommends its lubricants. This is a manufacturer policy. They insist that the lubricants specified in the instructions be used during maintenance. over, non-compliance with these recommendations does not allow warranty repairs.

Gearbox grease Makita angle grinder is available in tubes. Its high cost is commensurate with high quality and long life.

Lubricants of domestic manufacturers for bearings and gears of grinders

With the growth of prices for foreign lubricants, lubricants of domestic producers became especially demanded.

Russian manufacturers of lubricants have learned to produce high-quality lubricants suitable for any tool.

Lubricants have been developed for reducers of grinders, rotary hammers, drills.

Nanotech Metal Plac Electra products are especially popular. The range of lubricants produced by this company allows you to choose the right lubricant for each unit

Bearing grease angle grinder

Three bearings are installed in the design of the angle grinder. Two bearings are mounted on the rotor of the tool, one bearing is mounted on the shaft of the driven helical gear of a larger diameter.

The angle grinder uses bearings already filled with grease. But from improper use, overheating of the tool grease leaks.

How to choose the right lubricant for bearings angle grinder?

Bearing grease must meet the following requirements:

  • increase glide;
  • reduce friction between component parts;
  • evenly distribute heat and act as a coolant;
  • prevent corrosion;
  • protect from contaminants and dust;
  • work in the required temperature range up to 150C;

The operating conditions of the bearings of the electric motor are cast from the operating conditions of the bearing of the gearbox, not only due to temperature requirements, but also operating modes, load conditions, frequency and speed of rotation.

The grease for motor bearings must have protective properties that prevent the ingress of dirt, dust, moisture on the bearing parts.

A wide range of foreign lubricants for bearings operating under different conditions is presented on the Russian market. But their cost makes us look for cheaper, not inferior in quality, domestic lubricants.

From domestic lubricants, we recommend paying attention to the lubricants Tsiatim-221, VNIINP-246 (GOST 18852-73), VNIINP-235.

Well proven lithium grease.

Possessing high water-repellent properties, they have a wide temperature range. The role of the thickener in them is played by organic and inorganic substances. For sealed bearings, it is best to use TsIATIM-203, VNIINP-242 lubricants.

Of the pigment lubricants for electric motor bearings, the blue grease VNIIMP-246 and the dark-purple ointment VNIINP-235 were widely used. Due to the high price, the first grease is less common than the second.

In today’s Russian market, domestic manufacturers of lubricants are widely represented.

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Gear Lubrication Angle Grinder

Grease for gearbox angle grinder differs from grease for bearings main feature, increased adhesion. It should firmly adhere to the teeth of the gearbox with a large rotation.

In general, the process of lubricating the gearbox in angle grinders occurs due to the fine spraying of the lubricant and its suspensions. The gearbox works as if in oil mist. Therefore, the lubrication requirements for gearboxes are slightly different.

In addition to increased adhesion, the lubricant for the gearboxes must have high heat resistance and not melt at elevated temperatures.

DIY grease for gearbox

Given domestic lubricants, although affordable, they are not always at hand.

Is it possible to make grease for the gearbox of an angle grinder with your own hands?

And there is an affirmative answer to this question.

Since the main technical characteristics of the lubricants for the angle grinder gearboxes are presented above, they can be taken as the basis for making the lubricants of the desired characteristics with your own hands.

The basis of homemade grease for gearboxes should be a grease with high adhesion. It should hold firmly on contacting parts.

Grease for CV joints has increased adhesion. SHRUS is a hinge in a front-wheel drive car operating in conditions of increased pollution, shock loads, temperature fluctuations and humidity.

Taking the lubricant for SHRUS as a basis, it is necessary to add a liquid lubricant (MS-20) to give the mass the desired consistency. MS-20 oil must be served dropwise, thoroughly mixing the mass with a home-made mixer.

Good results are obtained with a mixture of a mixture of lubricant Tsiatim-221 and TAD-17, where the basis is Tsiatim.

The correct lubricant filling process in angle grinders

Stuffing grease in the nodes of the angle grinder has its own rules. You need to know not only the order of its application, but also how much and where to put it.

When to change grease in an angle grinder

The lubrication of the angle grinder changes according to the maintenance plan of the tool when replacing failed gear parts or rotor bearings.

Old grease has a dirty dark color. This is due to the ingress of foreign particles of metal or dust.

How to remove old grease in an angle grinder

Old grease is always removed completely regardless of its color. The parts should not have traces of old grease, but in the cavities of the particle housing of the destroyed parts.

To remove old grease, you can use various flushing fluids used by motorists to wash the motor and its parts. At home, it is recommended to use kerosene or a solution of kerosene and gasoline.

All parts and their cavities must be thoroughly washed and dried.

Lubrication procedure for gearbox angle grinder

The new grease is thoroughly mixed before application and applied with a thin layer. The bearings are lubricated by packing. If the grease is in a plastic tube, then the neck of the tube is attached to the side bearing cage and squeezed out before it flows out of the back side.

How much grease should be used when replacing the angle grinder in the gearbox

If the amount of grease in the bearings is controlled by leaking it from the back, then a certain amount of grease is packed into the gear of the angle grinder. Excess grease will leak during operation. And its small number will not ensure high-quality operation of the gearbox.

Leave so much lubricant in the gearbox that the gear teeth are covered.

For reference, apply so much grease so that it occupies a little less than half the volume of the cavity of the gearbox.

Checking the correct application of lubricant to the gearbox angle grinder

The control of the volume of grease stuffed into the gearbox is carried out by trial inclusion of the assembled angle grinder for a short time at idle.

If the gearbox began to heat up, traces of leakage of grease appear from the seals and gaskets, then the conclusion is clear. You shifted the grease. Open gear housing and remove excess grease. All excess grease will be placed on the gearbox housing covers. The insufficient amount of lubricant in the gearbox is determined by the increased noise of the gearbox.

During prolonged operation, the angle grinder lubricates the gearbox on the walls of the housing and loses its properties from external influences.

Having opened the gearbox cover, carefully inspect the condition of the lubricant, gear tooth profile. If you can, check the contact patch of the gears.

The presence of particles of dry or dried grease in the area of ​​the gearbox or on the housing indicates that the time for changing the grease has come.

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How can the angle grinder gearbox be lubricated?

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angle grinder is a popular tool used for cutting various materials. Due to its versatility, the intensity of using an angle grinder by an average owner is quite high, which necessitates competent maintenance.

The need for lubrication

Like any device with an engine and rotating elements, an angle grinder needs to be lubricated. The absence of such leads to various negative consequences:

  • Decrease in turns;
  • Overheating of equipment;
  • Drive overheating;
  • Deterioration of cutting properties;
  • Increased risk of accidents.

Lubrication in the gearbox angle grinder is an important contribution to the efficiency and safety of work, since it is this element that is subjected to the greatest loads. We will figure out how to lubricate the gearbox angle grinder to ensure optimal tool operation.

Recommendations

Before choosing which grease to lubricate the reducer of an angle grinder, you should familiarize yourself with the general requirements for it:

  • The grease must not leak out under high loads (continuous operation). With some compounds there is such a problem. when heated, they liquefy and lose part of their properties.
  • It is advisable to choose a special lubricant, and from the company that produced the tool. On the other hand, such formulations are usually more expensive than the rest.
  • Environmental Safety. The demand has become popular relatively recently, but its importance is difficult to refute.
  • Avoid using unspecialized formulations, such as solidol or lithol, although, theoretically, you can resort to their help.
  • It is advisable to give preference to compositions based on silicone, as they have high heat resistance and mechanical stability.

Grease selection

So, how to lubricate the disc reducer?

First of all, specialized formulations are recommended. Usually, such a grease is blue and has a rather long marking, which reflects the mass of various parts: type of additives, viscosity grade, compliance with certain standards (usually ISO or DIN).

This type of lubricant is specially designed for the conditions of an angle grinder, therefore it is optimally suited to its task. When choosing which grease to use for an angle grinder gearbox, pay attention to the following parameters:

  1. Maximum and minimum operating temperature. The latter circumstance is especially important in our country.
  2. Existence of extreme pressure additives.
  3. Type of sliding (in most cases we are interested in bearing).
  4. Consistency (must match the one recommended in the equipment manual).

Please note that universal greases such as solid oil or lithol are not designed for the operating conditions characteristic of grinders. In urgent circumstances, they can be used, but it is recommended to change to specialized formulations as soon as possible.

In addition, it is better to entrust the filling of the gearbox with grease to specialists of specialized service centers.

How to grease the gear angle grinder?

It is no secret to anyone that in the construction industry, the most popular tools include the angle grinder (or angle grinder. angle grinders). You need to carry out cutting of various materials (tiles, stone, metal sheets), and, perhaps, carry out grinding of sections? In this case, the angle grinder will become an indispensable assistant in the work.

A gearbox is one of the most important elements of an angle grinder. It provides the conversion of the higher angular velocity occurring on the input shaft into the speed of the output shaft, thereby increasing the torque. The efficiency of the power tool, which in general determines the performance of its operation, largely depends on the success of the operation of the gearbox. It is known that to increase the efficiency of the tool, it is necessary to reduce friction between its individual parts and to ensure heat removal (during operation, the angle grinder is very hot). It is the lubricating fluid that performs the functions of reducing friction and removing excess heat, which is why the question of how to lubricate the angle grinder gearbox is of interest to both professionals and home craftsmen.

Note that any lubricant only reduces friction, and does not completely eliminate it, therefore, when the mechanism operates, the smallest particles of parts still get into the oil. Over time, metal dust accumulates in the lubricant, which as a result of this loses viscosity and can no longer perform its function as effectively. Thus, the viscosity of the lubricant is the main indicator that you should pay attention to when purchasing it. An equally important point is the frequency and timeliness of replacing the lubricant.

Most manufacturers of angle grinders in the technical documentation, in addition to all device parameters, indicate the type of lubricant recommended for use. Angle grinders of well-known manufacturers require, as a rule, branded lubricants. Otherwise, if the tool breaks, its owner cannot count on a free warranty repair. When the warranty period expires, experts recommend continuing to use branded lubricants, but many in this case switch to Russian counterparts, which are cheaper.

In general, the requirements for lubricating power tools are very strict:

  • it should ensure the normal functioning of the tool even at very high loads and temperature extremes;
  • during the entire period of operation, it must maintain a good lubricating effect;
  • It must fully comply with environmental safety requirements.

So all the same, than lubricate the gearbox with an angle grinder?

Experts advise using formulations that have the consistency of liquid oil. They are poured into angle grinders in a strictly defined quantity. During operation, the lubricant is evenly distributed over parts and assemblies. The most well-known manufacturers of gearbox oils include Bosch, Lubcon, Hammer, Makita and Hitachi.

Plastic compounds are also used to lubricate the gearboxes, but do not forget that not all models of angle grinders are able to operate stably on tools with a similar consistency.

Specialists do not recommend using lithol and solid oil to lubricate the gearbox, although they are not capable of seriously harming the tool. Those who nevertheless use these funds should remember that the term of “effective work” of lithol is much shorter than that of branded lubricants, therefore it should be changed more often.

When deciding on the optimal lubricant for an angle grinder, pay close attention to products based on silicone or silicone oil. They are suitable for angle grinders operating under various loads in a fairly wide range of speeds. They are distinguished by a high level of resistance to oxidation and corrosion, and they are also quite easy to combine with elastomers and plastic. Due to the presence of only lithium thickener and silicone, such lubricants are environmentally friendly.

Many people ask the question: what original grease is used to lubricate the reducers Makita angle grinder? Of course, most experts agree that the best option is to choose a “native” lubricant (for example, Makita 181490-7). However, if someone thinks that the necessary lubricant for the Makita angle grinder is exclusively the products of this well-known corporation from the Land of the Rising Sun, he is not quite right, since high-quality oils from other well-known companies may well come up, but only if they have similar characteristics.

Grease for angle grinder in gearbox

How to choose the right grease for the angle grinder and which to use in the gearbox

Angle grinders (angle grinder), popularly called angle grinders, are widely used among tinkering enthusiasts. With their help, the home master can not only perform grinding work, but also cut metal, plastic, stone. Angle grinders are produced by various manufacturers, including domestic ones.

Angle grinder is a reliable tool that can work, with proper operation and timely replacement of grease and carbon brushes, for a long time.

The right lubricant for the angle grinder not only extends the life of the tool, but also improves performance.

Knowing the rules for choosing grease for an angle grinder or making it yourself, you can perform maintenance without contacting service.

Key lubricant characteristics for angle grinder

In angle grinders, the main unit subjected to the greatest loads during operation is a gearbox consisting of helical gears.

The rotational moment created by the rotor of the angle grinder is transmitted from the rotor to the working tool through a small helical gear to a large helical gear. Properly selected gear lubricant significantly reduces friction and heating temperature.

Bearings are used in the grinder, which also requires periodic lubrication. This is especially true for the spindle bearing of a large helical gear.

Such a grease is suitable that meets not only the listed requirements, but also environmentally friendly.

Lubricants for an angle grinder must have certain characteristics and must have the required consistency in properties.

Grease for gearbox angle grinder must have:

  • viscosity no more than 800 Pa · s;
  • dropping temperature not less than 120ºС;
  • tensile strength not less than 120 Pa.

Grease for an angle grinder should not have mechanical impurities, be resistant to corrosion, hold firmly on lubricated parts, do not melt at high temperatures, prevent the formation of scoring at the contact points of parts and, of course, have water repellent properties.

In any angle grinder of any company, two types of sliding bearings are used: bearings for an electric motor and thrust bearings for a gearbox.

Grease selection for motor bearings is different from grease selection for gearbox bearings. It’s all about different working conditions.

Lubricants recommended by foreign tool manufacturers

Foreign manufacturers of tools, including an angle grinder, recommend specially developed ointments as lubricants for grinders.

One of the most common foreign lubricants is the lubricant labeled MoS2 NLGI 2 ISOL-XBCHB 2 DIN 51825-KPF 2 K-20.

  1. MoS2. indicates filler material, in this case molybdenum;
  2. NLGI2. indicates a second viscosity class;
  3. ISOL-XBCHB 2. belonging to ISO standards;
  4. DIN 51825-KPF 2 K-20. grease manufactured according to German DIN standards;
  5. The numbers 51825 indicate that the grease is of type K.

Lubricants manufactured with these characteristics are quite expensive. On the Russian market there are imported, less expensive lubricants.

Each tool manufacturer, be it Bosch, Makita, Hitachi, DeWalt, Metabo, RedVerg, Interskol, E256, LEPSE, recommends its lubricants. This is a manufacturer policy. They insist that the lubricants specified in the instructions be used during maintenance. over, non-compliance with these recommendations does not allow warranty repairs.

Gearbox grease Makita angle grinder is available in tubes. Its high cost is commensurate with high quality and long life.

Lubricants of domestic manufacturers for bearings and gears of grinders

With the growth of prices for foreign lubricants, lubricants of domestic producers became especially demanded.

Russian manufacturers of lubricants have learned to produce high-quality lubricants suitable for any tool.

Lubricants have been developed for reducers of grinders, rotary hammers, drills.

Nanotech Metal Plac Electra products are especially popular. The range of lubricants produced by this company allows you to choose the right lubricant for each unit

Bearing grease angle grinder

Three bearings are installed in the design of the angle grinder. Two bearings are mounted on the rotor of the tool, one bearing is mounted on the shaft of the driven helical gear of a larger diameter.

The angle grinder uses bearings already filled with grease. But from improper use, overheating of the tool grease leaks.

How to choose the right lubricant for bearings angle grinder?

Bearing grease must meet the following requirements:

  • increase glide;
  • reduce friction between component parts;
  • evenly distribute heat and act as a coolant;
  • prevent corrosion;
  • protect from contaminants and dust;
  • work in the required temperature range up to 150C;

The operating conditions of the bearings of the electric motor differ from the operating conditions of the bearing of the gearbox not only because of temperature requirements, but also because of operating modes, load conditions, frequency and speed of rotation.

The grease for motor bearings must have protective properties that prevent the ingress of dirt, dust and moisture onto the bearing parts.

A wide range of foreign lubricants for bearings operating under different conditions is presented on the Russian market. But their cost makes us look for cheaper, not inferior in quality, domestic lubricants.

From domestic lubricants, we recommend paying attention to the lubricants Tsiatim-221, VNIINP-246 (GOST 18852-73), VNIINP-235.

Well proven lithium grease.

Possessing high water-repellent properties, they have a wide temperature range. The role of the thickener in them is played by organic and inorganic substances. For sealed bearings, it is best to use TsIATIM-203, VNIINP-242 lubricants.

Of the pigment lubricants for electric motor bearings, the blue grease VNIIMP-246 and the dark-purple ointment VNIINP-235 were widely used. Due to the high price, the first grease is less common than the second.

In today’s Russian market, domestic manufacturers of lubricants are represented in a wide range of products.

Gear Lubrication Angle Grinder

Grease for gearbox angle grinder differs from grease for bearings the main feature. increased adhesion. It should firmly adhere to the teeth of the gearbox with a large rotation.

In general, the process of lubricating the gearbox in angle grinders occurs due to the fine spraying of the lubricant and its suspensions. The gearbox works as if in oil mist. Therefore, the lubrication requirements for gearboxes are slightly different.

In addition to increased adhesion, lubricant for gearboxes must have high heat resistance and not melt at elevated temperatures.

DIY grease for gearbox

Given domestic lubricants, although affordable, they are not always at hand.

Is it possible to make grease for the gearbox of a angle grinder with your own hands

And there is an affirmative answer to this question.

Since the main technical characteristics of the lubricants for the angle grinder gearboxes are presented above, they can be taken as the basis for making the lubricants of the desired characteristics with your own hands.

The basis of homemade grease for gearboxes should be a grease with high adhesion. It should hold firmly on contacting parts.

Grease for CV joints has increased adhesion. SHRUS is a hinge in a front-wheel drive car operating in conditions of increased pollution, shock loads, temperature fluctuations and humidity.

Taking the lubricant for SHRUS as a basis, it is necessary to add a liquid lubricant (MS-20) to give the mass the desired consistency. MS-20 oil must be served dropwise, thoroughly mixing the mass with a home-made mixer.

Good results are obtained with a mixture of a mixture of lubricant Tsiatim-221 and TAD-17, where the basis is Tsiatim.

The correct lubricant filling process in angle grinders

Stuffing grease in the nodes of the angle grinder has its own rules. You need to know not only the order of its application, but also how much and where to put it.

When to change grease in an angle grinder

The lubrication of the angle grinder changes according to the maintenance plan of the tool when replacing failed gear parts or rotor bearings.

Old grease has a dirty dark color. This is due to the ingress of foreign particles of metal or dust.

Video: Gear Lubricant Makita Angle Grinder 181490 7


How to remove old grease in an angle grinder

Old grease is always removed completely regardless of its color. The parts should not have traces of old grease, but in the cavities of the particle housing of the destroyed parts.

To remove old grease, you can use various flushing fluids used by motorists to wash the motor and its parts. At home, it is recommended to use kerosene or a solution of kerosene and gasoline.

All parts and their cavities must be thoroughly washed and dried.

Lubrication procedure for gearbox angle grinder

The new grease is thoroughly mixed before application and applied with a thin layer. The bearings are lubricated by packing. If the grease is in a plastic tube, then the neck of the tube is attached to the side bearing cage and squeezed out before it flows out of the back side.

How much grease should be used when replacing the angle grinder in the gearbox

If the amount of grease in the bearings is controlled by leaking it from the back, then a certain amount of grease is packed into the gear of the angle grinder. Excess grease will leak during operation. And its small number will not ensure high-quality operation of the gearbox.

Leave as much lubricant in the gearbox as needed to cover the gear teeth.

For reference, apply so much grease so that it occupies a little less than half the volume of the cavity of the gearbox.

Checking the correct application of lubricant to the gearbox angle grinder

The control of the volume of grease stuffed into the gearbox is carried out by trial inclusion of the assembled angle grinder for a short time at idle.

If the gearbox began to heat up, traces of leakage of grease appear from the seals and gaskets, then the conclusion is clear. You shifted the grease. Open gear housing and remove excess grease. All excess grease will be placed on the gearbox housing covers. The insufficient amount of lubricant in the gearbox is determined by the increased noise of the gearbox.

During prolonged operation, the angle grinder lubricates the gearbox on the walls of the housing and loses its properties from external influences.

Having opened the gearbox cover, carefully inspect the condition of the lubricant, gear tooth profile. If you can, check the contact patch of the gears.

The presence of particles of dry or dried grease in the area of ​​the gearbox or on the housing indicates that the time for changing the grease has come.

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How to grease the gear angle grinder

I welcome you in the next article on the site! Today we will talk about how to lubricate the reducer of an angle grinder (angle grinder), as well as how and when it is done.

When using this tool, any user sooner or later faces this issue. There are, of course, irresponsible people who don’t follow their equipment at all. And she eventually crashes before they should.

To avoid this, it is necessary to do certain simple procedures. For an angle grinder, the main maintenance action is to change the lubricant in the gearbox. Yes, it is a replacement, not a simple addition. Below I will explain why.

When you need to change the grease in the gearbox angle grinder

So, you disconnected the gearbox and looked inside. What do you have to see there to understand that it is time to make a replacement?

During operation, the lubricant scatters along the walls of the gear case. As a result, over time, it begins to dry out, forming lumps. If you notice this, then it means it’s time to change it.

It should also be borne in mind that the grease can overheat during operation, due to which it becomes liquid, as a result of which it follows corny. For this reason, it becomes small and this is also noticeable. If it does not lie on the gears with a rather thick layer, then it is not enough.

So, we conclude. we carry out the replacement in the presence of dried grease or with a small amount.

What type of grease to use for a gear reducer angle grinder

The best option would be to use special lubricants for gearboxes that come under the same brand as the tool itself. For example, if the angle grinder is called AEG, then the lubricant should be taken under the same name.

Using such products, you will maximize the life of the angle grinder, as each manufacturer produces lubricants, taking into account all the features of their equipment.

However, the price of such branded things can be quite high, which is why many do not want to shell out for it. In addition, a large number of people use an inexpensive Chinese tool, the manufacturers of which did not bother with the issue of having their own lubricating products. Nevertheless, even such equipment should be serviced. And what to do in these cases?

The most unfavorable options will be solid oil and lithol, since they are not designed for operation at high temperatures and excessive friction. Although some use them, dooming their machine to a quick failure. Trying to get immediate benefits, these users ultimately spend much more money.

How to lubricate a reducer angle grinder

Now, knowing what and when to lubricate, you need to find out how to do it. Here, the main rules imply that the lubricant should be enough to exclude excessive friction, but not too much so that it does not leak.

However, first you need to get rid of the old grease. To do this, you can use kerosene or a mixture of the latter with gasoline. Any liquids used to flush the engine of the car are also suitable. Thoroughly rinse all parts of the gearbox to make them completely clean. Only then can you start a new lubrication.

The required amount of new grease can be determined by eye. it should be slightly less than half of the internal space of the gearbox. When squeezing the right amount, smear it on all the rubbing parts. After this, you need to assemble the angle grinder, turn it on and let it run for a short time at idle.

If the grease flows out of the slots, then there is too much of it. We’ll have to disassemble everything and remove the excess.

If there is little lubrication, then the gearbox emits some rattling. In this case, be sure to make an addition.

That’s all! These are the rules for selecting and applying grease to the angle grinder gearbox. I hope you find this text helpful. See you soon!

What grease is needed for the gearbox angle grinder

Angle grinders (angle grinder) or angle grinder in modern versions allow you to perform complex tasks of processing solid materials. This is achieved by increasing the power of the tool and the use of high-strength elemental base. An increase in the number of revolutions also causes an increase in the loads on the electric motor. The gearbox is considered the weakest point in the power plant of such a tool. It is often replaced and repaired even when operating in an average operating mode. High-quality grease for the gearbox angle grinder allows you to extend the working life of the technical filling, but only if the right choice.

Gear lubrication tasks

To understand why a particular angle grinder needs lubrication, you need to understand how the gearbox is designed. the most sensitive and at the same time critical mechanical part of the tool. The gearbox is formed by a whole complex of small elements and parts that are enclosed in a crankcase. In the process, the gears actively interact with each other in direct contact with the generation of excess heat. Accordingly, the grease for the gearbox angle grinder primarily protects the mechanism from wear, deformation and various kinds of damage. The basic protection effect for such devices is provided by antifriction agents. This function involves minimizing friction between parts, which increases their resource and generally strengthens the technical and physical qualities. In addition, the grease must provide heat dissipation. Some compounds create a cooling effect, but in most cases external thermal protection of the elements is assumed.

Mandatory lubrication

To perform the above functions, the lubricant must have an appropriate set of characteristics. Among the main parameters by which it is possible to evaluate the capabilities of gear lubricants, it is worth mentioning the strength, dropping point and viscosity. Strength characteristic is directly responsible for the antifriction function. That is, it will determine how much the formed film on the surface of the part can retain its integrity.

In the question of which grease to use for the gearbox, an angle grinder from the point of view of tensile strength, values ​​of 120-150 Pa can be considered. There are compositions with a strength of more than 400 Pa, but there is no need for such high rates. especially since the growth of this parameter inevitably minimizes other important characteristics.

As for the dropping point, it is possible to give preference to products designed for 150-180 ° C, although this figure most likely depends on the requirements of a particular gearbox. Also with viscosity. Much of the selection of the optimal indicator depends on the recommendations of a particular manufacturer, but most often they advise a viscosity of no higher than 800 Pass.

Gear Lubricant Manufacturers

Manufacturers of lubricants for power tools can be divided into two types. First of all, these are directly manufacturers of tools. They are also engaged in the development of lubricant formulations specifically for their products. Such tools include grease for the gearbox Makita angle grinder under the index 181490-7. This is a composition designed specifically for angle grinders of Japanese manufacture, but, of course, it can also be used for grinders of other brands.

The basis of the segment is the products of specialized manufacturers of lubricants. Customers highly value Castrol lubricant. A well-known company produces a special composition of green color for an electric tool, which can also be used for a bearing group. A similar lubricant for the gearbox angle grinder is presented in the Mobile line. This product is already blue XHP 222, which is supplied in cabinets with the shape of a syringe for oil supply. For budgeting, many praise and lubricant "Nanotech." The composition is suitable as a periodic maintenance tool for an angle grinder used in homework.

Lubrication Technique

During operation, the angle grinder is important not to miss the moment when the tool requires a lubricant update. It is not always possible to determine it by external signs, so you should periodically disassemble the crankcase and directly inspect the condition of the gearbox. Lubrication will be required either in case of drying of the previous composition, or with insufficient quantity.

Next, you need to determine which lubricant is best for the gearbox angle grinder of a particular model? Again, if we are talking about manufacturers of the level of Makita, Bosch, AEG, then you can trust the lubricants of the same brands. But if the angle grinder is made by a little-known Chinese company, then it is better to contact specialized manufacturers.

For lubrication, you will need to disassemble the tool, remove the gearbox and perform cleaning. How to remove the old composition will be described separately. By the time of application, a lubrication tool should be ready. an oiler with a suitable nozzle in size or a syringe included in the kit. Apply exactly the amount that is enough to fully cover the working space without gaps.

Removing old grease

It will be nice if the old grease is dry and not difficult to remove. In extreme cases, it may be necessary to collect pieces of the composition that have scattered throughout the body, but if the product has maintained its state, then it will be necessary to prepare kerosene or a gasoline solution. After wetting a napkin or rags, carefully select the entire volume of old grease from the groove. Then repeat the procedure until the surface is completely clean. If an angle grinder with a reduced temperature endurance threshold was used to lubricate the gearbox, then a hot dryer can also be used. It will melt the lubricant to a fluid state. Then it remains only to rinse the gearbox and dry to apply a new composition.

Alternative lubricants

Refusal of special grease for the gearbox angle grinder can lead to negative consequences for the technical base of the tool, so alternative solutions should be resorted to only in extreme cases. Most warnings apply to materials such as lithol and solid oil. These tools can only externally simulate a full anti-friction mass, but in work they turn out to be of little use. And yet, what kind of grease to lubricate the reducer of the angle grinder, if there is no way to use a special compound at a particular moment? Experienced craftsmen advise you to always have on hand a universal lubricant for a ball bearing group. This is an inexpensive product, but according to its main characteristics, it can, although for a short time, make up for the lack of the required lubricant for the gearbox.

How to evaluate the quality of lubricant use

To understand that the grease used is suitable for a particular model can be based on several criteria. Firstly, it holds its shape, does not spread and does not spill out. Drying is also not a positive factor, but high-quality compositions are not safe from this. Secondly, when deciding what kind of lubrication is needed for a gear reducer, an angle grinder, you should pay attention to the working process. The presence of vibrations, the appearance of new noises, the instability of rotation speed support. these phenomena can also indicate the wrong combination of lubricant and gearbox.

Conclusion

Like any power equipment, a power tool needs maintenance of the element base. If the angle grinder is operated in a regular mode, it is advisable to initially determine the complex lubrication scheme of the entire working parts of the tool and adhere to it in a constant mode. What type of grease in the gearbox can be used as universal and suitable for the bearing group? Such a composition can be determined by the averaged values ​​of strength, viscosity and temperature resistance. For each parameter, there should not be ultra-high values, since they may be appropriate in one part of the application, but will not fit in another.

How to lubricate the gear angle grinder?

What does lubrication matter?

In order for the angle grinder to fully perform its functions and not cause any problems, its service must be approached with great responsibility. The effective operation of an angle grinder under heavy loads, the duration of successful use of equipment and environmental safety depend on the quality of the lubricant.

Before deciding what kind of lubricant to lubricate the gearbox, the angle grinder must be learned that this element is one of the main parts of the angle grinder. During the operation of the equipment, it heats up very much, so heat removal plays a huge role. To some extent, this is facilitated by the fact that its casing is made of metal, but proper lubrication is also of great importance. If the master bought a quality tool with high reliability, for example Makita, he is simply obliged to monitor it and pay due attention to it. Otherwise, the equipment will not be able to prove itself at full capacity and will not serve the entire term for which it is designed.

Is it a better lubricant to use in practice?

According to the vast majority of specialists, the necessary lubricant for an angle grinder should correspond to the manufacturer of the device used. That is, if the equipment is released under a certain brand, then the lubricant must be chosen the same. This option is optimal, since the development of such materials is carried out by specialists who take into account all the features of a particular device. In order for the unit to work with maximum efficiency and for a sufficiently long time it is better to use original lubricants. This approach will save the owner of the angle grinder from many unnecessary problems associated with the maintenance of the tool and its use.

If for some reason the master does not have the opportunity to use optimally suitable lubricants, then the second most preferred option will be a lubricant for CV joints. It also allows you to achieve good results and is used by many on an ongoing basis. Finding it for sale is quite simple.

The worst way to keep the gearbox in good condition is to use solid oil and lithol. It should be said right away that many do not disdain these materials, but you should not count on the full-fledged operation of the tool. Even if the difference is not visible for short periods, after some time the master will most likely run into problems.

If, however, the user has chosen the best way to care for his angle grinder, it is worth deciding which original grease is used to lubricate the gearboxes of Makita angle grinder? Or if a device from another manufacturer is used, then in accordance with it. This will create the most favorable conditions for the long and high-quality functioning of the equipment and in order to solve the corresponding problems with the highest possible results.

How to maintain the angle grinder under warranty?

If the angle grinder has not yet reached the warranty period, then there are no problems with lubrication at all. Regardless of which manufacturer the tool was released, the described works are best handled by the appropriate workshops.

What materials, for example, are used to lubricate the gears of Makita angle grinders?

Specialists, as a rule, know this much better than ordinary users and can do everything with the maximum efficiency that is possible in each case. In addition to using high quality materials, professionals have the most correct idea of ​​the dosage with which to use them, which also significantly affects the final result. At home, even the most suitable lubricants can be applied incorrectly and thus cause some damage to the tool.

An important point is that a grease that is inappropriate for the equipment greatly violates the rules for using an angle grinder. In the future, this may well become the reason why services refuse to service the angle grinder. Workshop services can also be used when operating devices that are no longer under warranty. This is a pretty good approach, which allows you to maintain the equipment in the best condition. Most masters, as a rule, do not do this, since they are used to lubricating the gearbox on their own and believe that it makes no sense to spend time visiting services.

In conclusion, it is worth saying that it is strictly forbidden to leave the angle grinder without lubrication at all. At first, this will lead to some problems with the operation of the angle grinder, and then the gearbox will simply fail. Changing it is quite difficult and in many cases it will be preferable to purchase a new unit. Some inexperienced and irresponsible users have already managed to verify this in practice, but after buying a new tool they have radically changed their attitude to timely service.

As you can see, the lubrication of the gearbox during operation of the angle grinder is a fundamentally important issue that should not be neglected. Only a timely and correct solution to this problem allows you to maintain the equipment in a fully functional state.

Source: Makita on-line.ru. the official dealer of Makita.

How to choose the right grease for the angle grinder and which to use in the gearbox

Angle grinders (angle grinder), popularly called angle grinders, are widely used among tinkering enthusiasts. With their help, the home master can not only perform grinding work, but also cut metal, plastic, stone. Angle grinders are produced by various manufacturers, including domestic ones.

Angle grinder is a reliable tool that can work, with proper operation and timely replacement of grease and carbon brushes, for a long time.

The right lubricant for the angle grinder not only extends the life of the tool, but also improves performance.

Knowing the rules for choosing grease for an angle grinder or making it yourself, you can perform maintenance without contacting service.

Key lubricant characteristics for angle grinder

In angle grinders, the main unit subjected to the greatest loads during operation is a gearbox consisting of helical gears.

The rotational moment created by the rotor of the angle grinder is transmitted from the rotor to the working tool through a small helical gear to a large helical gear. Properly selected gear lubricant significantly reduces friction and heating temperature.

Bearings are used in the grinder, which also requires periodic lubrication. This is especially true for the spindle bearing of a large helical gear.

Such a grease is suitable that meets not only the listed requirements, but also environmentally friendly.

Lubricants for an angle grinder must have certain characteristics and must have the required consistency in properties.

Grease for gearbox angle grinder must have:

  • viscosity no more than 800 Pa · s;
  • dropping temperature not less than 120ºС;
  • tensile strength not less than 120 Pa.

Grease for an angle grinder should not have mechanical impurities, be resistant to corrosion, hold firmly on lubricated parts, do not melt at high temperatures, prevent the formation of scoring at the contact points of parts and, of course, have water repellent properties.

In any angle grinder of any company, two types of sliding bearings are used: bearings for an electric motor and thrust bearings for a gearbox.

Grease selection for motor bearings is different from grease selection for gearbox bearings. It’s all about different working conditions.

Lubricants recommended by foreign tool manufacturers

Foreign manufacturers of tools, including an angle grinder, recommend specially developed ointments as lubricants for grinders.

One of the most common foreign lubricants is the lubricant labeled MoS2 NLGI 2 ISOL-XBCHB 2 DIN 51825-KPF 2 K-20.

  1. MoS2. indicates filler material, in this case molybdenum;
  2. NLGI2. indicates a second viscosity class;
  3. ISOL-XBCHB 2. belonging to ISO standards;
  4. DIN 51825-KPF 2 K-20. grease manufactured according to German DIN standards;
  5. The numbers 51825 indicate that the grease is of type K.

Lubricants manufactured with these characteristics are quite expensive. On the Russian market there are imported, less expensive lubricants.

Each tool manufacturer, be it Bosch, Makita, Hitachi, DeWalt, Metabo, RedVerg, Interskol, E256, LEPSE, recommends its lubricants. This is a manufacturer policy. They insist that the lubricants specified in the instructions be used during maintenance. over, non-compliance with these recommendations does not allow warranty repairs.

Gearbox grease Makita angle grinder is available in tubes. Its high cost is commensurate with high quality and long life.

Lubricants of domestic manufacturers for bearings and gears of grinders

With the growth of prices for foreign lubricants, lubricants of domestic producers became especially demanded.

Russian manufacturers of lubricants have learned to produce high-quality lubricants suitable for any tool.

Lubricants have been developed for reducers of grinders, rotary hammers, drills.

Nanotech Metal Plac Electra products are especially popular. The range of lubricants produced by this company allows you to choose the right lubricant for each unit

Bearing grease angle grinder

Three bearings are installed in the design of the angle grinder. Two bearings are mounted on the rotor of the tool, one bearing is mounted on the shaft of the driven helical gear of a larger diameter.

The angle grinder uses bearings already filled with grease. But from improper use, overheating of the tool grease leaks.

How to choose the right lubricant for bearings angle grinder?

Bearing grease must meet the following requirements:

  • increase glide;
  • reduce friction between component parts;
  • evenly distribute heat and act as a coolant;
  • prevent corrosion;
  • protect from contaminants and dust;
  • work in the required temperature range up to 150C;

The operating conditions of the bearings of the electric motor differ from the operating conditions of the bearing of the gearbox not only because of temperature requirements, but also because of operating modes, load conditions, frequency and speed of rotation.

The grease for motor bearings must have protective properties that prevent the ingress of dirt, dust and moisture onto the bearing parts.

A wide range of foreign lubricants for bearings operating under different conditions is presented on the Russian market. But their cost makes us look for cheaper, not inferior in quality, domestic lubricants.

From domestic lubricants, we recommend paying attention to the lubricants Tsiatim-221, VNIINP-246 (GOST 18852-73), VNIINP-235.

Well established lithium grease.

Possessing high water-repellent properties, they have a wide temperature range. The role of the thickener in them is played by organic and inorganic substances. For sealed bearings, it is best to use TsIATIM-203, VNIINP-242 lubricants.

Of pigment lubricants VNIIMP-246 blue grease and VNIINP-235 dark violet ointment were widely used for electric motor bearings. Due to the high price, the first grease is less common than the second.

In today’s Russian market, domestic manufacturers of lubricants are represented in a wide range of products.

Gear Lubrication Angle Grinder

Grease for gearbox angle grinder differs from grease for bearings the main feature. increased adhesion. It should firmly adhere to the teeth of the gearbox with a large rotation.

In general, the process of lubricating the gearbox in angle grinders occurs due to the fine spraying of the lubricant and its suspensions. The gearbox works as if in oil mist. Therefore, the lubrication requirements for gearboxes are slightly different.

In addition to increased adhesion, lubricant for gearboxes must have high heat resistance and not melt at elevated temperatures.

DIY grease for gearbox

Given domestic lubricants, although affordable, they are not always at hand.

Is it possible to make grease for the gearbox of a angle grinder with your own hands

And there is an affirmative answer to this question.

Since the main technical characteristics of the lubricants for the angle grinder gearboxes are presented above, they can be taken as the basis for making the lubricants of the desired characteristics with your own hands.

The basis of homemade grease for gearboxes should be a grease with high adhesion. It should hold firmly on contacting parts.

Grease for CV joints has increased adhesion. SHRUS is a hinge in a front-wheel drive car operating in conditions of increased pollution, shock loads, temperature fluctuations and humidity.

Taking the lubricant for SHRUS as a basis, it is necessary to add a liquid lubricant (MS-20) to give the mass the desired consistency. MS-20 oil must be served dropwise, thoroughly mixing the mass with a home-made mixer.

Good results are obtained with a mixture of a mixture of lubricant Tsiatim-221 and TAD-17, where the basis is Tsiatim.

The correct lubricant filling process in angle grinders

Stuffing grease in the nodes of the angle grinder has its own rules. You need to know not only the order of its application, but also how much and where to put it.

When to change grease in an angle grinder

The lubrication of the angle grinder changes according to the maintenance plan of the tool when replacing failed gear parts or rotor bearings.

Old grease has a dirty dark color. This is due to the ingress of foreign particles of metal or dust.

How to remove old grease in an angle grinder

Old grease is always removed completely regardless of its color. The parts should not have traces of old grease, but in the cavities of the particle housing of the destroyed parts.

To remove old grease, you can use various flushing fluids used by motorists to wash the motor and its parts. At home, it is recommended to use kerosene or a solution of kerosene and gasoline.

All parts and their cavities must be thoroughly washed and dried.

Lubrication procedure for gearbox angle grinder

The new grease is thoroughly mixed before application and applied with a thin layer. The bearings are lubricated by packing. If the grease is in a plastic tube, then the neck of the tube is attached to the side bearing cage and squeezed out before it flows out of the back side.

How much grease should be used when replacing the angle grinder in the gearbox

If the amount of grease in the bearings is controlled by leaking it from the back, then a certain amount of grease is packed into the gear of the angle grinder. Excess grease will leak during operation. And its small number will not ensure high-quality operation of the gearbox.

Leave as much lubricant in the gearbox as needed to cover the gear teeth.

For reference, apply so much grease so that it occupies a little less than half the volume of the cavity of the gearbox.

Checking the correct application of lubricant to the gearbox angle grinder

The control of the volume of grease stuffed into the gearbox is carried out by trial inclusion of the assembled angle grinder for a short time at idle.

If the gearbox began to heat up, traces of leakage of grease appear from the seals and gaskets, then the conclusion is clear. You shifted the grease. Open gear housing and remove excess grease. All excess grease will be placed on the gearbox housing covers. The insufficient amount of lubricant in the gearbox is determined by the increased noise of the gearbox.

During prolonged operation, the angle grinder lubricates the gearbox on the walls of the housing and loses its properties from external influences.

Having opened the gearbox cover, carefully inspect the condition of the lubricant, gear tooth profile. If you can, check the contact patch of the gears.

The presence of particles of dry or dried grease in the area of ​​the gearbox or on the housing indicates that the time for changing the grease has come.

Video repair angle grinder

Video: Fixing the Sparky 125 angle grinder / Repair the SPARKY 850 / jammed angle grinder maintenance of the power tool

What grease is needed for the gearbox angle grinder

Angle grinders (angle grinder) or angle grinder in modern versions allow you to perform complex tasks of processing solid materials. This is achieved by increasing the power of the tool and the use of high-strength elemental base. An increase in the number of revolutions also causes an increase in the loads on the electric motor. The gearbox is considered the weakest point in the power plant of such a tool. It is often replaced and repaired even when operating in an average operating mode. High-quality grease for the gearbox angle grinder allows you to extend the working life of the technical filling, but only if the right choice.

Gear lubrication tasks

To understand why a particular angle grinder needs lubrication, you need to understand how the gearbox is designed. the most sensitive and at the same time critical mechanical part of the tool. The gearbox is formed by a whole complex of small elements and parts that are enclosed in a crankcase. In the process, the gears actively interact with each other in direct contact with the generation of excess heat. Accordingly, the grease for the gearbox angle grinder primarily protects the mechanism from wear, deformation and various kinds of damage. The basic protection effect for such devices is provided by antifriction agents. This function involves minimizing friction between parts, which increases their resource and generally strengthens the technical and physical qualities. In addition, the grease must provide heat dissipation. Some compounds create a cooling effect, but in most cases external thermal protection of the elements is assumed.

Mandatory lubrication

To perform the above functions, the lubricant must have an appropriate set of characteristics. Among the main parameters by which it is possible to evaluate the capabilities of gear lubricants, it is worth mentioning the strength, dropping point and viscosity. Strength characteristic is directly responsible for the antifriction function. That is, it will determine how much the formed film on the surface of the part can retain its integrity.

In the question of which grease to use for the gearbox, an angle grinder from the point of view of tensile strength, values ​​of 120-150 Pa can be considered. There are compositions with a strength of more than 400 Pa, but there is no need for such high rates. especially since the growth of this parameter inevitably minimizes other important characteristics.

As for the dropping point, it is possible to give preference to products designed for 150-180 ° C, although this figure most likely depends on the requirements of a particular gearbox. Also with viscosity. Much of the selection of the optimal indicator depends on the recommendations of a particular manufacturer, but most often they advise a viscosity of no higher than 800 Pass.

Gear Lubricant Manufacturers

Manufacturers of lubricants for power tools can be divided into two types. First of all, these are directly manufacturers of tools. They are also engaged in the development of lubricant formulations specifically for their products. Such tools include grease for the gearbox Makita angle grinder under the index 181490-7. This is a composition designed specifically for angle grinders of Japanese manufacture, but, of course, it can also be used for grinders of other brands.

The basis of the segment is the products of specialized manufacturers of lubricants. Customers highly value Castrol lubricant. A well-known company produces a special composition of green color for an electric tool, which can also be used for a bearing group. A similar lubricant for the gearbox angle grinder is presented in the Mobile line. This product is already blue XHP 222, which is supplied in cabinets with the shape of a syringe for oil supply. For budgeting, many praise and lubricant "Nanotech." The composition is suitable as a periodic maintenance tool for an angle grinder used in homework.

Lubrication Technique

During operation, the angle grinder is important not to miss the moment when the tool requires a lubricant update. It is not always possible to determine it by external signs, so you should periodically disassemble the crankcase and directly inspect the condition of the gearbox. Lubrication will be required either in case of drying of the previous composition, or with insufficient quantity.

Next, you need to determine which lubricant is best for the gearbox angle grinder of a particular model? Again, if we are talking about manufacturers of the level of Makita, Bosch, AEG, then you can trust the lubricants of the same brands. But if the angle grinder is made by a little-known Chinese company, then it is better to contact specialized manufacturers.

For lubrication, you will need to disassemble the tool, remove the gearbox and perform cleaning. How to remove the old composition will be described separately. By the time of application, a lubrication tool should be ready. an oiler with a suitable nozzle in size or a syringe included in the kit. Apply exactly the amount that is enough to fully cover the working space without gaps.

Removing old grease

It will be nice if the old grease is dry and not difficult to remove. In extreme cases, it may be necessary to collect pieces of the composition that have scattered throughout the body, but if the product has maintained its state, then it will be necessary to prepare kerosene or a gasoline solution. After wetting a napkin or rags, carefully select the entire volume of old grease from the groove. Then repeat the procedure until the surface is completely clean. If an angle grinder with a reduced temperature endurance threshold was used to lubricate the gearbox, then a hot dryer can also be used. It will melt the lubricant to a fluid state. Then it remains only to rinse the gearbox and dry to apply a new composition.

Alternative lubricants

Refusal of special grease for the gearbox angle grinder can lead to negative consequences for the technical base of the tool, so alternative solutions should be resorted to only in extreme cases. Most warnings apply to materials such as lithol and solid oil. These tools can only externally simulate a full anti-friction mass, but in work they turn out to be of little use. And yet, what kind of grease to lubricate the reducer of the angle grinder, if there is no way to use a special compound at a particular moment? Experienced craftsmen advise you to always have on hand a universal lubricant for a ball bearing group. This is an inexpensive product, but according to its main characteristics, it can, although for a short time, make up for the lack of the required lubricant for the gearbox.

How to evaluate the quality of lubricant use

To understand that the grease used is suitable for a particular model can be based on several criteria. Firstly, it holds its shape, does not spread and does not spill out. Drying is also not a positive factor, but high-quality compositions are not safe from this. Secondly, when deciding what kind of lubrication is needed for a gear reducer, an angle grinder, you should pay attention to the working process. The presence of vibrations, the appearance of new noises, the instability of rotation speed support. these phenomena can also indicate the wrong combination of lubricant and gearbox.

Conclusion

Like any power equipment, a power tool needs maintenance of the element base. If the angle grinder is operated in a regular mode, it is advisable to initially determine the complex lubrication scheme of the entire working parts of the tool and adhere to it in a constant mode. What type of grease in the gearbox can be used as universal and suitable for the bearing group? Such a composition can be determined by the averaged values ​​of strength, viscosity and temperature resistance. For each parameter, there should not be ultra-high values, since they may be appropriate in one part of the application, but will not fit in another.

How to grease the gear angle grinder

I welcome you in the next article on the site! Today we will talk about how to lubricate the reducer of an angle grinder (angle grinder), as well as how and when it is done.

When using this tool, any user sooner or later faces this issue. There are, of course, irresponsible people who don’t follow their equipment at all. And she eventually crashes before they should.

To avoid this, it is necessary to do certain simple procedures. For an angle grinder, the main maintenance action is to change the lubricant in the gearbox. Yes, it is a replacement, not a simple addition. Below I will explain why.

When do I need to change the grease in a gear reducer angle grinder?

So, you disconnected the gearbox and looked inside. What do you have to see there to understand that it is time to make a replacement?

During operation, the lubricant scatters along the walls of the gear case. As a result, over time, it begins to dry out, forming lumps. If you notice this, then it means it’s time to change it.

It should also be borne in mind that the grease can overheat during operation, due to which it becomes liquid, as a result of which it follows corny. For this reason, it becomes small and this is also noticeable. If it does not lie on the gears with a rather thick layer, then it is not enough.

So, we conclude. we carry out the replacement in the presence of dried grease or with a small amount.

What grease to use for a reducer an angular grinder?

The best option would be to use special lubricants for gearboxes that come under the same brand as the tool itself. For example, if the angle grinder is called AEG, then the lubricant should be taken under the same name.

Using such products, you will maximize the life of the angle grinder, as each manufacturer produces lubricants, taking into account all the features of their equipment.

However, the price of such branded things can be quite high, which is why many do not want to shell out for it. In addition, a large number of people use an inexpensive Chinese tool, the manufacturers of which did not bother with the issue of having their own lubricating products. Nevertheless, even such equipment should be serviced. And what to do in these cases?

The most unfavorable options will be solid oil and lithol, since they are not designed for operation at high temperatures and excessive friction. Although some use them, dooming their machine to a quick failure. Trying to get immediate benefits, these users ultimately spend much more money.

How to lubricate a reducer angle grinder?

Now, knowing what and when to lubricate, you need to find out how to do it. Here, the main rules imply that the lubricant should be enough to exclude excessive friction, but not too much so that it does not leak.

However, first you need to get rid of the old grease. To do this, you can use kerosene or a mixture of the latter with gasoline. Any liquids used to flush the engine of the car are also suitable. Thoroughly rinse all parts of the gearbox to make them completely clean. Only then can you start a new lubrication.

The required amount of new grease can be determined by eye. it should be slightly less than half of the internal space of the gearbox. When squeezing the right amount, smear it on all the rubbing parts. After this, you need to assemble the angle grinder, turn it on and let it run for a short time at idle.

If the grease flows out of the slots, then there is too much of it. We’ll have to disassemble everything and remove the excess.

If there is little lubrication, then the gearbox emits some rattling. In this case, be sure to make an addition.

That’s all! These are the rules for selecting and applying grease to the angle grinder gearbox. I hope you find this text helpful. See you soon!

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Extensive distribution among lovers of tinkering was gained by angle grinders (angle grinder), popularly referred to as angle grinders. The cause of the mower’s electric motor failure. With the help of their home master can not only do grinding work, but also cut metal, plastic, stone. Angle grinders are made by different manufacturers, including Russian ones.

Angle grinder is a reliable tool that can work, with proper operation and timely change of grease and carbon brushes, over time.

The right grease for the angle grinder not only extends the life of the tool, but also improves performance.

Knowing the rules for choosing grease for an angle grinder or making it yourself, you can do technical service without contacting service.

Key lubricant characteristics for angle grinder

In angle grinders, the main unit subjected to heavy loads during operation is a gearbox consisting of helical gears.

The rotational moment created by the rotor of the angle grinder is transmitted from the rotor to the working tool through a small helical gear to a large helical gear. Correctly selected lubricant for the gearbox significantly reduces the friction force and heating temperature.

The grinder uses bearings, which also asks for repeated lubrication. Disassembly lawn mower motor Bosch This is especially true for the spindle bearing of a large helical gear.

Such a grease is suitable that meets not only the listed requirements, but also environmentally unsullied.

Lubricants for an angle grinder should possess certain features and should be the desired mixture in terms of properties.

The grease for the gearbox must have the following angle grinder:

  • viscosity less than 800 Pa · s;
  • dropping temperature more than 120ºС;
  • tensile strength of more than 120 Pa.

Grease for an angle grinder does not have to have mechanical impurities, be resistant to corrosion, hold tightly to lubricated parts, do not melt at high temperatures, prevent the formation of scoring at the contact points of parts and, of course, possess water-repellent qualities.

In any angle grinder, at least one office uses two types of plain bearings: bearings for an electric motor and thrust bearings for a gearbox.

Grease selection for motor bearings is different from grease selection for gearbox bearings. Motor malfunction in the lawn mower. It is all about different work criteria.

Lubricants recommended by foreign tool manufacturers

Foreign tool manufacturers, including an angle grinder, recommend specially developed ointments as lubricants for grinders.

One of the common foreign lubricants is the lubricant labeled MoS2 NLGI 2 ISOL-XBCHB 2 DIN 51825-KPF 2 K-20.

  1. MoS2. shows filler material, in this case molybdenum;
  2. NLGI2. indicates 2nd grade viscosity;
  3. ISOL-XBCHB 2. belonging to ISO standards;
  4. DIN 51825-KPF 2 K-20. grease made according to German standards DIN;
  5. The numbers 51825 indicate that the grease is type K.

Lubricants produced with such features are quite expensive. On the Russian market are imported from other countries, the least expensive lubricants.

Each tool manufacturer, be it Bosch, Makita, Hitachi, DeWalt, Metabo, RedVerg, Interskol, E256, LEPSE, advises its lubricants. This is a manufacturer policy. They insist that when performing maintenance, the lubricants specified in the instructions be used. At the same time, non-compliance with these tips does not allow for warranty repairs.

Gearbox grease Makita angle grinder is available in tubes. Its highest price is commensurate with the highest quality and long life.

Lubricants of domestic manufacturers for bearings and gears of grinders

With the growth of prices for foreign lubricants, lubricants of Russian manufacturers became especially needed.

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Russian manufacturers of lubricants have learned to produce high-quality lubricants suitable for at least some tools.

Lubricants have been developed for reducers of grinders, rotary hammers, drills.

Nanotech Metal Plac Electra products are especially popular. Disassembly lawn mower motor video. The range of lubricants produced by this company allows you to choose the right lubricant for each unit

Bearing grease angle grinder

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Three bearings are installed in the design of the angle grinder. Two bearings are installed on the rotor of the tool, one bearing is installed on the shaft of the driven helical gear of the larger diameter.

The angle grinder uses bearings already filled with grease. Winding circuit of a lawnmower electric motor. But from improper use, overheating of the tool grease leaks.

How to choose the right lubricant for bearings of an angle grinder?

Bearing grease must meet the following requirements:

  • increase glide;
  • reduce friction between the component parts;
  • distribute heat moderately and play the role of cooling water;
  • prevent corrosion;
  • protect from contamination and dust;
  • work in the required temperature range up to 150C;

The operating conditions of the electric motor bearings differ from the operating criteria of the gearbox bearing, not only because of temperature requirements, but also because of operating modes, load conditions, frequency and speed of rotation.

Grease for bearings of the electric motor must have protective qualities that prevent the ingress of dirt, dust and water on the bearing parts.

The Russian market has a wide range of foreign lubricants designed for bearings operating under various criteria. But their price makes it necessary to find cheaper, not inferior in quality, Russian lubricants.

Of the Russian lubricants, we recommend that you pay attention to the lubricants Tsiatim-221, VNIINP-246 (GOST 18852-73), VNIINP-235.

Well proven lithium grease.

Possessing high water-repellent properties, they have a wide temperature range. The role of the thickener in them is played by organic and inorganic substances. For sealed bearings, best use lubricants TsIATIM-203, VNIINP-242.

Of pigment lubricants VNIIMP-246 blue grease and VNIINP-235 dark violet ointment were widely used for electric motor bearings. Due to the high price, the first grease is less common than the second.

In today’s Russian market, domestic manufacturers lubricants presented in a wide product line.

Gear Lubrication Angle Grinder

Grease for gearbox angle grinder differs from grease for bearings the main feature. increased adhesion. It should firmly adhere to the teeth of the gearbox with a large rotation.

In general, the process of lubricating the gearbox in angle grinders occurs due to the fine spraying of the lubricant and its suspensions. Replacing an electric motor in a lawn mower. The gearbox works as if in oil mist. The device of the electric motor in lawn mowers. Therefore, the lubrication requirements for gearboxes are slightly different.

In addition to increased adhesion, lubricant for gearboxes must have high heat resistance and not melt at elevated temperatures.

DIY grease for gearbox

Given domestic lubricants, although affordable, they are not always at hand.

Is it possible to make grease for the gearbox of a angle grinder with your own hands

And there is an affirmative answer to this question.

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Since the main technical specifications lubricants for gearboxes the angle grinder is presented above, then they can be taken as the basis for making the grease of the desired characteristics with your own hands.

The basis of homemade grease for gearboxes should be a grease with high adhesion. It should hold firmly on contacting parts.

Grease for CV joints has increased adhesion. SHRUS is a hinge in a front-wheel drive car operating in conditions of increased pollution, shock loads, temperature fluctuations and humidity.

Taking the lubricant for SHRUS as a basis, it is necessary to add a liquid lubricant (MS-20) to give the mass the desired consistency. MS-20 oil must be served dropwise, thoroughly mixing the mass with a home-made mixer.

Good results are obtained with a mixture of a mixture of lubricant Tsiatim-221 and TAD-17, where the basis is Tsiatim.

The correct lubricant filling process in angle grinders

Stuffing grease in the nodes of the angle grinder has its own rules. You need to know not only the order of its application, but also how much and where to put it.

When to change grease in an angle grinder

The lubrication of the angle grinder changes according to the maintenance plan of the tool when replacing failed gear parts or rotor bearings.

Old grease has a dirty dark color. This is due to the ingress of foreign particles of metal or dust.

How to remove old grease in an angle grinder

Old grease is always removed completely regardless of its color. The parts should not have traces of old grease, but in the cavities of the particle housing of the destroyed parts.

To remove old grease, you can use various flushing fluids used by motorists to wash the motor and its parts. Electric motor device for lawn mowers. At home, it is recommended to use kerosene or a solution of kerosene and gasoline.

All parts and their cavities must be thoroughly washed and dried.

Lubrication procedure for gearbox angle grinder

New grease before application it is thoroughly mixed and applied with a thin layer. Tigo lawnmower electric motor device. The bearings are lubricated by packing. If the grease is in a plastic tube, then the neck of the tube is attached to the side bearing cage and squeezed out before it flows out of the back side.

How much grease should be used when replacing the angle grinder in the gearbox

If the amount of grease in the bearings is controlled by leaking it from the back, then a certain amount of grease is packed into the gear of the angle grinder. Excess grease will leak during operation. And its small number will not ensure high-quality operation of the gearbox.

Leave as much lubricant in the gearbox as needed to cover the gear teeth.

For reference, apply so much grease so that it occupies a little less than half the volume of the cavity of the gearbox.

Checking the correct application of lubricant to the gearbox angle grinder

The control of the volume of grease stuffed into the gearbox is carried out by trial inclusion of the assembled angle grinder for a short time at idle.

If the gearbox began to heat up, traces of leakage of grease appear from the seals and gaskets, then the conclusion is clear. You shifted the grease. Open gear housing and remove excess grease. Mower motor malfunction. All excess grease will be placed on the gearbox housing covers. The insufficient amount of lubricant in the gearbox is determined by the increased noise of the gearbox.

During prolonged operation, the angle grinder lubricates the gearbox on the walls of the housing and loses its properties from external influences.

Having opened the gearbox cover, carefully inspect the condition of the lubricant, gear tooth profile. If you can, check the contact patch of the gears.

The presence of particles of dry or dried grease in the area of ​​the gearbox or on the housing indicates that the time for changing the grease has come.

Makita 125 Angle Grinder Variable Speed

Angle grinder, which is popularly called the angle grinder, is a universal tool with which you can perform a list of works: cutting, grinding, cleaning metal, wood, stone and other materials. This tool has found its application in industry. It is ideal for both professional repair work and household chores.

Makita 125 Angle Grinder Variable Speed

Now on the market there are a large number of different models of angle grinders designed for home or professional use. The latest angle grinder with speed control is equipped with special nozzles of any size, characterized by the presence of descent safety locks and additional functions. With all the variety of models and sizes, an angle grinder has a common task, which is to facilitate the person’s workflow as much as possible and save time.

Which angle grinder to choose? Household and professional tools

When buying an angle grinder, you should take into account such indicators as rotation speed, power, the presence of additional functions and disk sizes.

Indispensable in everyday life are angle grinders. This is a conventional angle grinder, which are compact in size and demanding on the operating mode. After 10-15 minutes of operation, the owner of a conventional grinding machine is forced to take a mandatory break to prevent its overheating. The household angle grinder is not designed for daily use. Their technical indicators are much lower than that of professional devices that can be used for a long time without fear of overheating. In addition, professional angle grinders are equipped with brass inserts and a metal housing. This is due to the fact that they have to be used in extreme conditions: laying pipelines, earthwork, etc. For such an environment requires a tool that is as much as possible protected from dust and moisture.

Universal angle grinders

Universal are considered an angle grinder with speed control. These machines are ideal for jobs such as cutting, grinding and polishing any materials.

angle grinder with speed control and soft start are mainly used in those cases when it is necessary to polish stone or wooden surfaces. This is due to the structural features of these materials, the processing of which at high speeds is undesirable, as it leads to the destruction of the surface and rapid wear of the nozzles.

The best manufacturers of grinders

Angle grinders are produced by domestic and foreign companies. High results were achieved by the German manufacturer Bosch, Japanese Hitachi and Makita. Mostly they produce models for professional use: an angle grinder with speed control, power exceeding 1200 W, and various disk diameters. Angle grinders make it possible to carry out any kind of complex work. Using special diamond blades, it is possible to cut concrete and stone, to cook walls under wire. The presence of an additional side handle provides control over a powerful power tool during its operation.

Bosch: Model GWS 850 CE

The Bosch angle grinder with speed control and an output of 850 watts is ideal for grinding with diamond cups in natural and artificial stone. This angle grinder is one of the most popular electronic tools in the work of professional stonecutters, who every day are faced with the need to polish in places where granite or marble are cut. This angle grinder is lightweight, which greatly facilitates operation: the master can hold it with one hand.

The Bosch GWS 850 CE angle grinder with speed control is warranted for one year of professional use.

You can adjust the grinding speed using six positions. The rotation speed range of grinding nozzles and discs is from 2,800 to 11,000 rpm.

The quality of polishing directly depends on the speed of rotation of the nozzles. The smaller it is, the higher the quality of work. This requirement applies to granite, marble, glass and other surfaces that can be operated with a grinding tool equipped with an adjustment function. To work with marble surfaces, experts recommend a choice of speed at which the grinder produces 2800 revolutions. Wooden surfaces can be treated with special nozzles at the highest speeds. The maximum speed for this angle grinder is 11,000 revolutions.

Video: Makita 125 Angle Grinder Variable Speed


Bosch GWS 850 CE comes with a key, handle and two mounting washers for discs and nozzles.

Nozzles for polishing work

The quality of polishing work depends on the adjustable speed and correctly selected nozzles. For grinding marble and granite surfaces by experienced engravers who work with stone professionally, flexible diamond blades are recommended. For wood, an emery petal circle is suitable. For polishing metal products and surfaces, it is best to use circles containing felt or felt, which is attached to the nozzles with a special Velcro. Felt nozzles are also suitable for polishing glass. But in this case, you need to purchase a special diamond paste. Painted or varnished surfaces must be treated with lamb wool tips.

Household Makita GA5030 angle grinder

Makita angle grinder with speed control is considered one of the best models of household angle grinders. Its price is 2500 rubles. The Makita GA5030 has a low weight that does not exceed 1.8 kg, which is an advantage of this tool compared to other similar models in this price category.

Professional Angle Grinder Makita 9565Cv

Angle grinder Makita angle grinder 125 mm speed control provides the implementation of any kind of work at speeds from 2800 to 11000 rpm. Makita 9565Cv requires a 125 mm diameter drive and 220 volt power. Power Consumption Angle Grinder. 1400 watts. 125 mm angle grinder with speed control 9565Cv is a professional power tool, the design of which contains:

  • adjustment of rotation speed, which makes it possible to optimize the operating mode. The spindle receives a certain speed necessary for a specific task: cutting, grinding or grinding;
  • power button lock. This is important to ensure safety during operation, especially in cases of unplanned power outages (turning off the light, pulling the plug out of the socket). Thanks to the secondary start-up fuse, the owner of the Makita 9565Cv is protected against arbitrary switching on the angle grinder and does not risk injury;
  • double isolation;
  • speed stabilization system, which, due to changes in disk loads, facilitates the process of working with massive labor-intensive parts;
  • two-position side handle, which ensures reliable holding of the power tool during operation. A convenient version of the handle performs an anti-vibration function.

9565Cv angle grinder is an angle grinder "Makita" 125 with speed control and smooth descent, due to which the power tool is protected from critical overloads when turned on. A soft start protects the angle grinder system and the numerous parts contained in it (disk, winding, engine brushes) from a strong power surge. Turnovers are typed smoothly, the angle grinder does not tremble in the hands.

How to choose the required disk size?

For angle grinders, discs with a diameter of 115 to 230 mm are intended. Working is the part that extends beyond the apparatus. Nozzles tend to wear off during use. Disks with a diameter of 115 mm quickly wear out and are suitable for cutting products with a thickness of not more than 3 cm. over, this diameter is unsuitable for working in hard-to-reach places. For such operations, 180-230 mm discs are better suited.

Metabo WEV 10-125 Quick

This is another angle grinder with speed control. 125 mm is considered the optimum disk size for the Metabo WEV 10-125 Quick. Among all the well-known 125-mm angle grinders, this model is considered the best in terms of power. It features a wide range of adjustment of spindle speeds and a constant speed under the influence of a variable load. This is ensured by built-in electronics, which protects the engine from the overload grinder and produces a smooth start of the system. The angle grinder has an automatic safety clutch and corner brushes that turn off if voltage suddenly drops. This is important for safety during operation of a powerful angle grinder.

Hitachi G13SS

The ergonomic shape of the model, the presence of a removable handle in its design, which allows it to be installed on either side, the ease of replacing carbon brushes are advantages for Hitachi G13SS that many users have already appreciated.

What to consider when buying?

If you want to purchase an angle grinder, you need to get acquainted with the technical indicators of the model you like. Best of all, if there is a soft start. This will protect the owner of the angle grinder from possible jerks when turning on the power tool and from knocking out fuses. The problem of increasing the load on the system of an angle grinder can occur when the speed is reduced. In such cases, overheating occurs. It is desirable that the angle grinder be equipped with modern sensors that regulate the speed of revolutions during overload and overheating. The more complex the model system, the higher its class and the more expensive it is. At the same time, more and the amount of work that can be done using expensive power tools.

Work Protection With Angle Grinder

Work Protection With Angle Grinder

Any cutting device has high security requirements. Especially when it comes to cutting metal and other hard materials.

An angle grinder, or an angle grinder (angle grinder), is the most dangerous power tool, and when working with it, safety precautions must never be neglected. Even experienced professionals sometimes get injured using an angle grinder in violation of the instructions.

Safety precautions

There are several types of protective equipment required for the operation of this device.

Personal protective equipment

Guaranteed eye safety when using an angle grinder are safety glasses. They have several varieties:

  1. Open glasses. They resemble ordinary glasses for vision correction or protection from the sun, but have a denser structure and increased thickness of the plastic. These glasses protect your eyes from sparks and small fragments. Their disadvantage is exposure to dust. When working with ceramics and stone, dust is formed that can cause eye irritation. In this case, the following type of glasses will do.
  2. Closed glasses. They fit tightly on the contour of the face and do not allow dust to penetrate the eyes. Also protect eyes from shards and sparks. Some models have a ventilation system that prevents fogging on the inside of the lens. This version of the glasses will cost a little more, but it has more advantages.

Glasses must be worn regardless of the nature of the material being cut or ground.

Face mask

Another safety feature when working with an angle grinder is a face shield. It can be reinforced with a special mesh, which makes it stronger. Such a mask is much better than glasses, because it protects not only the eyes, but also the rest of the face.

The main cause of injury is a saw blade split. Its fragments flying with great speed can injure not only a person working with an angle grinder, but also people nearby.

Principles of Safe Operation

Video: Work Protection With Angle Grinder


The presence of personal protective equipment undoubtedly reduces the risk of personal injury when using the angle grinder. But it is worth remembering also other safety requirements.

  • Protective cover. This device must always be on the angle grinder. Some negligent operators remove protection in order to wear a larger diameter wheel that is not designed to work with this angle grinder. Sometimes the casing is removed in cases where it is necessary to use an angle grinder at an uncomfortable angle. Such actions are not allowed. Of course, the protective casing does not provide absolute safety, but in most cases it will protect you from getting injured. Recently, a protective modification for the angle grinder has appeared a useful modification. It is called dust extraction. The name is clear. this device helps to direct dust particles in the opposite direction from the operator, which greatly simplifies the work.
  • Hand protection. To prevent sparks and hot metal particles from getting on the skin of the hands, it is recommended to use special welding gaiters. Small sparks, getting on the skin, do not bring obvious pain. But when a large burning particle gets in, it causes severe pain. At this moment, the hand may flinch, thereby creating a traumatic situation. Gaiters help to avoid getting hot metal on your hands.
  • The choice of abrasive wheel. To work with an angle grinder, you should use an exclusively suitable circle for it. If you use a circle with a diameter larger than the specified, then it can split, even without touching
  • with the cut object. The fact is that different models of angle grinder have different speeds, and abrasive wheels have different revolving resistance.
  • You should also not use circles with visible external defects such as chips, deep scratches or cracks.
  • It is forbidden to install a disk for sawing wooden products on an angle grinder. Firstly, it is dangerous. the saw blade can meet with a knot, because of which the tool can be pulled out of the hands. Secondly, the disk will soon become unusable, because it is not adapted to such a load. The speed of the circular saw is much lower than that of the angle grinder.
  • Sawing object. If the workpiece is small, you need to fix it with something. The best option for this would be to use a vise. Never cut the product with one hand while holding it with the other. In this case, the sawing element may be pulled out of the hands.

If the product is large and installed motionless, the bite of the abrasive disc must be prevented. General rules:

  1. Always unplug the angle grinder when replacing a disc. This is to prevent accidental startup.
  2. When choosing an abrasive disc, give preference to a trusted manufacturer.
  3. When working, make sure that the power cord is away from the cutting circle.
  4. When using an angle grinder, eliminate the possibility of winding hair and clothing onto a rotating disc.

The correct location of the power tool in your hands is the key to safe use. Do not neglect the instructions for working with the angle grinder, this tool is capable of causing severe injuries when neglected.

Angle Grinder Status 125 Variable Speed

Engine power angle grinder is 1250 W

Set the optimal settings for specific tasks. With speed control on any material, an even cut is obtained.

Disc diameter 125 mm

The most popular disk size for household and repair work.

  • Angle Grinder Status 125 Variable Speed
  • 3 year warranty
  • 14 days to return
  • Official Manufacturer’s Warranty
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Internal characteristics. an important aspect when choosing an angle grinder. Consider in advance what tasks the tool will perform and, in accordance with this, choose an angle grinder. Let us consider in more detail the main indicators of the GL-125S model. The 1250 W engine produces up to 11,000 rpm. For this model, a circle with a diameter of 125 mm is suitable, which is quite enough to perform basic household tasks. Such a size can make a shallow cut of corners, pipes, tiles and other materials. However, remember! To remove a protective casing and establish circles of the wrong diameter or disks for circular saws are forbidden!

Among the advantages of the GL-125S model it is worth noting:

External parameters are equally important when choosing a power tool. The compact design weighs only 2.2 kg, which allows it to be transported, stored and carried out in small rooms and even at height without any problems.

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Sawing Angle Under 45 Degrees

Sometimes you need to trim a particular part or product at a certain angle. As a rule, you need to trim baguettes, fillets, platbands, plinths and other similar interior elements at an angle of 45 degrees. Everyone can cope with this task. The main thing is not to rush, not to be nervous and everything will work out.

Buy finished corner elements

For example, with regard to baguette or fillet, special corner elements are sold to them that fit perfectly into the corner and do not need to be trimmed. It is enough to simply stick them in their place and press them down well.

The method of joining platbands without undercutting

Platbands today often do not cut at an angle to then dock with each other, but make a joint at right angles. This method of joining platbands does not require any special trimming, which is very convenient. In addition, this method looks more modern and attractive.

Miter cuts using a miter box

If, nevertheless, it is necessary to cut one or another part at an angle, then it is worth stocking up with a miter box. the simplest device that looks like a small box. The miter box has slots that are designed for a saw or a long sharp knife. Of course, these slots are made so that they form an even and accurate angle of 45 degrees.

However, the miter box can have many slots at once, from different angles. This is convenient, because with the help of a single device, you can cut any parts at different angles.

Sawing Angle Under 45 Degrees

Video: Sawing Angle Under 45 Degrees


There are adjustable miter boxes on sale. The slots of such a miter box can be adjusted, which allows the master to set exactly the angle that is currently required. In particular, it is quite simple to translate the slots of such a miter box to a position of 45 degrees.

Now the workpiece can be cut elementarily. A baguette, platband or baseboard is placed in the miter box, after which the saw is inserted into the slots and the excess is cut off elementarily. The angle is ultimately perfect, exactly 45 degrees.

What to do if there is no bite? Very simple. You need to make a template according to which it will not be difficult to transfer the necessary markup to the workpieces. As a template, you can choose a thick cardboard or something else that will be appropriate in this case.

Cutting parts at an angle with a protractor

You can trim the part at an angle using a protractor. This is a measuring tool that is easy to use, and which is designed specifically to measure angles or make the necessary marking on certain parts. The protractor is applied to the part, mark the corner and make markings with a pencil. With this markup, cutting the workpiece at the right angle is not difficult.

Using patterns

If there is no protractor, miter box or ready-made corner elements, you will have to look for a suitable template. Of course, the template should have the right angle. It is applied to the workpiece and the workpiece is marked with a pencil. This is one of the easiest ways to achieve the desired result.

In-place pruning

Not always the walls, floor and ceiling will be in practice perfectly even. Most often they have irregularities. For this reason, there is no need to cut the workpieces at clear and precise angles, because they still will not fit perfectly.

Instead, it is sometimes convenient to trim the same ceiling plinth in place. That is, first one plinth plank is glued, cut it in the corner, and the second plank is cut under it.

Of course, it’s hardly possible to cut off the workpiece perfectly. However, if a small gap appears in the corner, it can always be covered with putty or gypsum plaster. Nothing special.

Video: How to cut a corner of a plinth or baguette without a miter box

What is the angle of sharpening the band saws

The most important factor in the success of a sawmill business is which saws are used in production. The size of the saw, the material from which it is made, and the technology by which it is made, matters.

But even the use of saws of the optimum size, produced according to the most modern standards, will not allow you to get the profit you are counting on if these saws are not correctly sharpened and divorced. Improper saw blade sharpening and sharpening lead to defects on the lumber, which means that its cost drops significantly.

Particularly important is the correct sharpening and separation of saws when working on a tape sawmill. Unfortunately, in practice, many people even confuse the sequence of these procedures: first they make a saw, then they grind it. As a result, the saw tooth divorce “goes away”, and the saw needs to be raised again, or, if this is not done, the quality of the finished product will leave much to be desired.

If we talk about machines on which sharpening and sawing are performed, then every detail is really important here. The Emerald Forest company has contributed to the development of high-quality adjustable and sharpening devices.

The adjustable machine has the correct geometry: when installing the saw in the adjustable machine, the tooth root is between the cheeks that clamp the saw. In many other machines, including from a number of well-known manufacturers, this condition is not fulfilled. Therefore, when bending the tooth, both the tooth and the saw body deviate. Technically correct saw blade divisions imply something else: the pusher abuts 1/3 of the tooth and bends only its tip.
In the manufacture of the adjustable machine, two clamping stops are used, which, with light pressure on the handle, press the tooth against the indicator head. The pusher, not reaching the tip of the tooth, shows the actual divorce on the band saw. If it is insufficient, the operator presses the tooth until it is diluted to the required size. We consider it very important to pay attention to one point: a band saw tooth has a property such as metal memory. Because of it, under the influence of inertia, the tooth tends to return to its original position. Therefore, for proper wiring, it is not enough to make one click on each tooth: it is necessary to act on the tooth several times so that it remembers its position. If someone tells you that it is enough to click on each tooth once, know: you are misled.

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Two clamping stops with powerful springs used in the machine show the actual tooth tooth bend, which is very convenient: you do not need to unscrew the pusher endlessly and reconnect to find out how the tooth tooth has been retracted.

Another strength of the adjustable machine manufactured by the company is the ease and safety of the operator’s work: tooth extraction does not occur due to the operator pushing the pusher forward, as in a number of analogues, but due to the operator’s own weight and using an eccentric. As a result, the operator does not experience sprains.
So, high-quality adjustable and sharpening machines are what, undoubtedly, should be in the arsenal of each owner of the sawmill. But by themselves, they do not guarantee the quality of lumber, they will not allow the saw to serve for a long time if sawmills with serious technical flaws are used in production.
For example, if the rollers are made with a cone, or they became conical, because the saw has undermined them, then even with the correct sharpening and wiring, the saw begins to look for its place in the log. This will happen because the rollers are tilted. If the pulleys on the sawmill are divorced and are not in the same plane, then the saw is not flared clearly in the middle, but from the sides, and then the voltage goes to the edge of the tape blade. It also reduces the life of the saw.

So the role of the correct wiring and sharpening of the saw, of course, is great, but these factors do not determine 90% of quality sawing, as is commonly believed. It’s just that the saw itself will not be able to cut perfectly evenly and will not fail for a long time if, for example, a hard tension is used on the sawmill.

If you are just starting your business and have not yet had time to get acquainted with all these nuances, we recommend that you contact those who have been working in the market for more than a year. Phone number of the central office of the Emerald Forest company in Novosibirsk: 8 (383) 249-43-21. Contact us and we will advise you on the choice of equipment based on your needs and your budget.

What is the angle of sharpening the band saws

At What Angle Is A Chainsaw Chain Sharpened

At What Angle Is A Chainsaw Chain Sharpened

The tooth of the chain planes the wood like a planer, and the thickness of the chips is controlled by the height of the limiter.

Intensive work of the saw leads to a rapid blunting of the chain. Several sharpenings may be required within one day. The problem is aggravated by the fact that the tooth quickly becomes dull when it encounters the ground. It is enough to hook the soil once or twice, and the work can be stopped. the chips become shallow, and the saw ceases to go deeper into the tree.

The earlier blunted teeth are sharpened, the less material needs to be removed during sharpening, as a result. the chain life is longer. Determining the moment when sharpening is already required is quite simple. An important feature is the feed force. A properly sharpened chain retracts into the cut even with a slight pressure. If on the contrary, a chainsaw is forced to saw with an increased feed force, then the teeth become dull. A dull chain can also be recognized if, instead of a large thick chip, only small chips fly out of the cut.

In this situation, the chainsaw should be sharpened urgently. Do not saw with a blunt or defective saw chain. the result is a strong tension in the body, a large cyclic load, poor cutting results. In addition, this means a decrease in productivity, high fuel consumption and increased wear on all nodes of the chainsaw.

Chain Tooth Parameters

To achieve optimal cutting properties, certain angles are attached to the tooth blades. The tooth back that slopes at an angle back forms the posterior angle of the upper blade. This angle is needed for cutting the upper blade into the wood.

The tapering back of the tooth blade forms the posterior angle of the end blade. This angle is needed for side cutting chips.

The edge of the end blade forms a rake angle with the sliding surface of the cutting link. The front angles of different types of chains vary from 60 to 85 °.

The rear corner of the upper blade characterizes the tilt of the upper blade back.

This angle is measured relative to the sliding plane of the cutting link and, depending on the type of saw chain, has a value from 50 ° to 60 °. The upper blade is the main blade, and the rear corner of the upper blade. this is the most important angle. The rear corner of the upper blade is difficult to measure, its correct value is formed subject to other prescribed values.

The grinding angle or the angle in the plan is obtained by measuring from the upper cutting edge at a right angle to the guide rail.

The angle of sharpening can be changed, depending on the application. The main rule: the greater the angle of sharpening, the higher the cutting performance when cutting unfrozen soft wood. Reducing the angle of sharpening when cutting frozen and / or solid wood contributes to a smoother stroke of the saw and a reduction in vibration. However, sharpening angles of more than 35 ° and less than 25 ° should be avoided (chains are excluded for longitudinal cutting, in which this angle is 10 °).

The rake angle, the angle of sharpening and the angle of the upper blade change when sharpening. These angles have a decisive influence on the cutting ability of the chain. Be sure to follow the prescribed values.

Video: At What Angle Is A Chainsaw Chain Sharpened


On each cutting link in front of the tooth blade there is a depth limiter. The height difference between the top edge of the depth gauge and the front edge of the tooth back is defined as the distance of the depth gauge.

The depth of penetration of the upper blade into the wood (chip thickness) and, thereby, productivity, depend on the distance of the depth gauge. The depth gauge distance is set depending on the chain pitch and type of execution. Normally, it should be 0.5-0.8 mm, usually 0.6 mm. High values ​​will lead to an increased tendency of the chainsaw to recoil, too much grip and vibration of the chain. Low values ​​result in poor performance. Since the distance of the depth gauge with each sharpening of the saw is reduced due to the reduction of the upper edge of the tooth, the depth gauge also needs to be filed periodically. after 5-10 sharpening the chain.

General rules for sharpening chainsaw chains

Chain sharpeners

There are lines on the round file holder that allow it to be correctly positioned relative to the chain. The holder is mounted on the sharpened tooth in accordance with the orientation lines. In this case, the plate itself rests on the upper edge of the tooth and the depth gauge, and the file is located under the cutting edge.

Using a toolholder ensures that the file adheres to the tooth at the correct height. There are various tool holders for different steps of the saw chain. The right choice of tool holder in combination with the correct file diameter ensures that the file protrudes 1/5 of its diameter above the tooth back. Use only special files for sharpening chains.

Before sharpening the chain of the chainsaw, it is advisable to fix the tire. When sharpening, it is necessary, while maintaining the position of the holder and pressing the file against the edge to be sharpened, to make several (2-3) turning movements away from you. No need to try to press the file too hard, the movements should be smooth and measured. Turn the file regularly to avoid one-sided wear. All other teeth are ground in the same way. It is more convenient to first sharpen the teeth of one direction, then change position and do the same with the teeth of another direction.

When sharpening all teeth, make the same number of movements with a file at the same pressure. This will result in the same tooth length. All cutting teeth must be the same length. Different tooth lengths cause uneven chain travel and cracking in it. If the length of the teeth is not the same, all cutting teeth should be filed to the length of the shortest tooth.

After several sharpening of the cutting teeth, the depth gauge grinds. To do this, a template is superimposed on it so that the limiter falls into the slot, and the tip protruding from the slot is ground with a flat file.

The principle of using a different set for sharpening chains of chainsaws does not differ from the first, although its design has differences.

A round file is also used for sharpening a cutting tooth, and for sharpening a depth gauge. flat. A special template provides sharpening parameters for both cutting teeth and limiters. In the first case, it is superimposed on the chain so that it falls into its slots. A file overlaid on the template and brought under the cutting edge rests on the guide rollers. The direction of file movement should be parallel to the side edges of the template.

When grinding the limiter, the template is superimposed so that the limiter falls into the slot next to which SOFT (for soft wood) or HARD (for hard wood) is written. As in the case of the first fixture, grinding is performed by smooth smooth movements of the flat file away from you.

Chainsaw sharpening machines

Stihl produces two modifications of hand-held machines. stationary FG 2 and mobile FG 1 mounted directly on the bus. There are analogues of lesser-known companies, comparable in price with the simpler devices described above.

The working part of these devices is structurally reminiscent of a beam saw, into which a round long file is inserted instead of a saw blade. FG 1 and FG 2 not only sharpen the chains, but also straighten them, adjusting the length of the upper edge of all the teeth to the same size. on the smallest tooth, which is taken as the control. A rather complicated configuration mechanism allows you to set all the necessary parameters. Sharpening is performed in 2-3 movements, after which they proceed to the next tooth, saving for it all the settings that were made for the control tooth. This ensures the same grinding parameters for all teeth. When grinding the limiter, the round file changes to a flat one.

Simple and easy to use electric grinding machine for chainsaw chains. It has a tuning system that allows you to set the chain at the right angle and bring the disc exactly to the edge to be sharpened. There are machines that automatically clamp the vise when lowering the disc onto the chain.

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