Angle Grinder Solutions | Norton Abrasives

How to make the most of your angle grinder

If you work in the metal fabrication industry, you’ll be inseparable from your right angle grinder. You know how versatile it is and you’ll probably be using it for a whole range of applications, from grinding to cutting and polishing. Used with the right abrasive products, angle grinders can help make these inherently manual jobs that bit easier.

But in order to get the best results, there are a number of considerations to take into account to make sure you’re getting the best from your right angle grinder. That goes to the type of disc, the material it’s made from and even the grit you need.

Versatile solution

Right angle grinders are small, easy to control and can work into tight spaces – no wonder they’re so invaluable in the metal fabrication industry. At Norton, we’ve identified eight key application processes for right angle grinders found in metal fabrication operations today. These are:

Cutting off Deburring
Heavy duty grinding Surface preparation and cleaning
Stock removal Finishing
Blending and refining Polishing


All of these processes can be optimised by using the best discs for the job. But how are you supposed to know which product you need to increase efficiency and achieve a more profitable return on your investment?


Norton performance solutions

Our experts have put together a performance solution brochure for right angle grinder applications. They’ve outlined the best products to use on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium at each stage of the metal fabrication process. They’ve also detailed best practice process steps for some common applications within the metal fabrication industry, depending on the metal being worked on to help you get the required results in the fewest number of steps possible. These include operations such as weld preparation and removal, paint and coatings removal and cutting off to a professional finish.


Our expert guidance helps you to:

  • Match application needs and requirements to real solutions

  • Understand our latest product innovations

  • Choose a high performance or more economical product according to your application needs

  • Follow a step-by-step process to achieve the best results at each stage


We’ve even got a handy reference guide to match the type of product with the process and grit size you need to give you a steer at a glance!



Training and demonstration opportunities are available in our Centre of Excellence facilities located across Europe, so if you’re interested in finding out more, contact us or speak with your local sales representative.