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Angle Grinder vs Oscillating Multi Tool for Removing TV Wall Bracket

Postby sameerp » Mon May 04, 2015 5:27 am

Hi all

Would like some advice on selecting the best tool (and any other tips oc completing the job in the best way are welcome)

Just purchased a house. Previous owners has places Solid wall anchors to hold TV barcket,. Im not able to remove the anchors from the wall. So want to cut them off. Also assume i will need to grind the anchors after the cut to get them below wall level, so i can fill over them.

Im about to invest in a tool to do the job.

Is an angle grinder best for the job? I know it can cut and grind metal.
Could an oscilating multi tool Complete the job just as well. I know they can cut metal, but can they also grind metal?

Considering a multi tool as i feel its likely i would use it more, but first and foremost need to cut, grind the anchors and fill over them

See pic attached.
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Postby sameerp » Thu May 14, 2015 3:47 pm

So answered my own question, in case it helps someone in the future.

Angle grinder would not have cut close enough without making a big mess of the wall (i think anyway)
Oscillating multi tool could cut, but not grind below the surface.

Instead bought a dremel tool dremel 3000. - rotating multi tool
Fast clic cutting discs to cut the bolts close to the wall, and then a grindstone attachement to grind the bolts just below the surface. Followed by nail varnish on the bolts to prevent rust, before filling over and painting.
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