Why you shouldn't remove a guard from an angle grinder

The purpose of the guard on a machine is to protect you and the people around you from injuries.  

There is no reason whatsoever to remove a safety guard from a angle grinder.  

Always ensure that the guard is positioned correctly to protect you and direct the sparks away from you.  


  • Always check the correct machine guard is attached and in place
  • Always check that the guard fits around the abrasive product
  • Always check the machine guard is positioned between the wheel and the machine operator


Below are some examples of correct and incorrect positioning of guards.  

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