230MM (9”) ANGLE GRINDER
MODEL NO: CAG2350
PART NO: 6470098
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
INSTRUCTIONS
LS0111
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing this CLARKE 230mm (9”) Angle Grinder.
Before attempting to use this product, please read this manual thoroughly and
follow the instructions carefully. In doing so you will ensure the safety of yourself
and that of others around you, and you can look forward to your purchase
giving you long and satisfactory service.
GUARANTEE
This product is guaranteed against faulty manufacture for a period of 12
months from the date of purchase. Please keep your receipt which will be
required as proof of purchase.
This guarantee is invalid if the product is found to have been abused or
tampered with in any way, or not used for the purpose for which it was
intended.
Faulty goods should be returned to their place of purchase, no product can
be returned to us without prior permission.
This guarantee does not effect your statutory rights.
IN THE BOX
• 1 x Angle Grinder
• 1 x Side Handle
• 1 x Pin Spanner & 6mm Allen Key
• 1 x Disc Guard and Fixings (Bolt & Nut)
• 1 x Pair of Flanges (Fitted)
• 1 x Metal Grinding Disc
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Recycle unwanted materials instead of disposing of them as
waste. All tools, accessories and packaging should be sorted,
taken to a recycling centre and disposed of in a manner which is
compatible with the environment.
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GENERAL SAFETY RULES
1) WORK AREA
1. Keep the work area clean and well lit. Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
2. Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the
dust or fumes.
3. Keep children and bystanders away while operating a power tool. Distractions can
cause you to lose control.
2) ELECTRICAL SAFETY
1. Power tool plugs must match the outlet. Never modify the plug in any way. Do not
use adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) power tools. Unmodified plugs and
matching outlets will reduce the risk of electric shock.
2. Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
3. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging the
power tool. Keep the cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts.
Damaged or entangled cords increase the risk of electric shock.
4. When operating a power tool outdoors, use an extension cord suitable for outdoor
use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use reduces the risk of electric shock.
3) PERSONAL SAFETY
1. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a
power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools
may result in personal injury.
2. Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Safety equipment such as dust
mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
3. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure the switch is in the off position before plugging in.
Carrying power tools with your finger on the switch or plugging in power tools that
have the switch on invites accidents.
4. Remove any adjusting key or wrench before turning the power tool on. A wrench or
a key left attached to a rotating part of the power tool may result in personal injury.
5. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. This enables better
control of the power tool in unexpected situations.
6. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
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4) POWER TOOL USE AND CARE
1. Do not force the power tool. Use the correct power tool for your application. The
correct power tool will do the job better and safer at the rate which it was designed.
2. Do not use the power tool if the switch does not turn it on and off. Any power tool that
cannot be controlled with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
3. Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing power tools. Such preventive safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
4. Store idle tools out of the reach of children and do not allow persons unfamiliar with
the power tool or these instructions to operate the power tool. Power tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
5. Maintain power tools. Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage
of parts and any other condition that may affect the power tools operation. If
damaged, have the power tool repaired before use. Many accidents are caused
by poorly maintained power tools.
6. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Poorly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
7. Use the power tool, accessories and tool bits etc., in accordance with these
instructions and in the manner intended for the particular type of power tool, taking
into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power
tool for operations different from intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5) SERVICE
1. Have your power tool serviced by a qualified service personnel using only identical
replacement parts. This will ensure that the safety of the power tool is maintained.
ANGLE GRINDER SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Before starting work, always consider the following: The use of hand held angle
grinders for grinding and cutting operations can present risks to the user. Full
observation of the safety instructions in this user guide is essential.
2. Before undertaking grinding or cutting operations, always consider the following: Is
the grinding/cutting work necessary? Could a different tool be used with less risk?
(e.g. a fixed controlled cutting/grinding machine). Can the work be sensibly
positioned, secured and accessed so the operator can maintain adequate control
of the tool, taking into account, for example the possible hazards associated with
potential snatch/jamming of a cutting disc. Is the cutting task too large for a hand
held tool? If in doubt, use an alternative lower risk solution or refer to qualified trade
personnel.
3. Always use the correct tool for the job. Always assess the job. You should never force
a small angle grinder to do the job of a heavy tool. Do not use tools for purposes not
intended.
4. Store power tools properly when not in use. Abrasive products should be stored in a
dry, secure place out of the reach of children.
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5. Start up speed. Always allow the angle grinder to run up to full operating speed
before applying it to the job.
6. Avoid operator fatigue. Stop the angle grinder at regular intervals for a short break to
rest hands and arms.
7. Applying the disc to the workpiece. Never bump the angle grinder disc on the
workpiece, or let the disc hit any other objects while grinding.
8. Dust masks. Always wear a dust mask when operating this angle grinder.
9. Do not abuse the mains lead. Never carry the tool by the mains lead or pull it to
disconnect it from the mains socket. Keep the mains lead away from heat, oil and
sharp edges.
10. Secure the work. Use clamps, or vices to hold the workpiece. Failure to secure the
workpiece could result in serious injury.
11. Maintain your tools. Keep all handles and grips dry and clean.
12. Remove adjusting keys and wrenches. Form the habit of checking to see that keys
and adjusting wrenches are removed from the tool before turning it on.
13. Avoid unintentional starting. Never carry a plugged in tool with a finger on the
switch. Ensure that the tool is switched off when plugging in to the mains supply.
14. Use outdoor extension leads. When the tool is used outdoors, only use extension
leads intended for outdoor use. Always make sure that the extension lead is
correctly rated.
15. Check damaged parts. A guard or other parts that are damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced, by an authorised service centre, unless otherwise
indicated in this user guide. Have defective switches replaced by an authorised
service facility.
16. Accessories. Only use the recommended accessories. Ensure that the wheels and
discs are fitted in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
17. Only use discs that comply with EN12413 or EN13236. Make sure that the disc used is
suitable for the no load speed of the angle grinder. See Specifications on page 16.
Check that the speed marked on the wheel dimensions are compatible with the
grinder. Check that discs are specifically for hand held angle grinder use.
18. Sparks and particles. Ensure that sparks and particles resulting from use do not
create a hazard, Use screens where appropriate.
19. Personal protective equipment. Always use protective safety glasses and hearing
protectors. Use other protective equipment such as gloves, apron and helmet
where necessary. If working at floor level, always wear knee pads.
20. Switching off. The disc will continue to rotate for a few seconds after the angle
grinder is switched off. Always wait until the disc has completely stopped before
putting the angle grinder down.
21. Use the disc guard. Do not use the angle grinder without the disc guard. Make sure
that the guard is securely fitted before operating the angle grinder.
22. Holding the angle grinder. Always hold the angle grinder with both hands. Ensure
that the workpiece is kept at waist height where possible. Never use the angle
grinder between the legs whilst sitting on the floor.
23. Feed direction. For cutting, always feed the disc into the work so that an upcutting
action is achieved.
24. Spindle lock. Do not operate the spindle lock while the spindle is still spinning.
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DISC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. Disc speed. Check the speed of the disc before fitting to your angle grinder. Never
use a disc with a rpm speed less than the rpm speed of your angle grinder.
2. Inspect the disc before fitting. Never use a disc that is chipped, cracked or
damaged. Fragments from a broken or damaged disc can cause serious injury.
Make sure that defective discs are destroyed and not used.
3. Handling and mounting discs. Bonded abrasive products are breakable and shall
therefore be handled with utmost care. The use of damaged or improperly mounted
or used abrasive products is dangerous and can cause serious injuries.
4. Disc usage. Always refer to the label for specified usage and observe the safety
information. Do not use for purposes other than specified. Discs for wet cutting
applications must not be used with this angle grinder.
5. Use the correct disc. Always use the correct disc for it’s intended task. Using the
incorrect disc can cause serious injury.
6. Using the disc. Allow the disc and tool to do the work. Never force the disc onto the
workpiece as this could cause kickback and/or shatter the disc causing serious
injury. Kickback can occur in the event of a disc jam.
7. Cutting discs. Do not use cutting discs for side grinding. Do not put sideways pressure
on cutting discs.
8. Do not use reducing bushes. Do not use separate reducing bushes or adapters to
adapt large hole abrasive wheels. Do not force a disc onto a machine or alter the
size of the arbor hole.
9. Handling and storing discs.Abrasive products shall be handled and transported with
care. Abrasive products shall be stored in such a manner that they are not
subjected to mechanical damage and harmful environmental influences. It is
recommended that discs are stored in the case provided to protect them from
damage and hazardous material.
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SAFETY SYMBOLS
Wear ear protection
Wear eye protection
Not suitable for wet grinding
Read instruction manual before use
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
WARNING! Read these electrical safety instructions thoroughly
before connecting the product to the mains supply.
Before switching the product on, make sure that the voltage of your electricity supply is
the same as that indicated on the rating plate. This product is designed to operate on
230VAC 50Hz. Connecting it to any other power source may cause damage.
This product may be fitted with a non-rewireable plug. If it is necessary to change the
fuse in the plug, the fuse cover must be refitted. If the fuse cover becomes lost or
damaged, the plug must not be used until a suitable replacement is obtained.
If the plug has to be changed because it is not suitable for your socket, or due to
damage, it should be cut off and a replacement fitted, following the wiring instructions
shown below. The old plug must be disposed of safely, as insertion into a mains socket
could cause an electrical hazard.
WARNING! The wires in the power cable of this product are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
Blue = Neutral
Brown = Live
If the colours of the wires in the power cable of this product do not correspond with the
markings on the terminals of your plug, proceed as follows.
• The wire which is coloured Blue must be connected to the terminal which is
marked N or coloured Black.
• The wire which is coloured Brown must be connected to the terminal which is
marked L or coloured Red.
Plug must be BS1363/A approved.
Always fit a 13 Amp fuse.
Live
Neutral
(Brown)
(Blue)
Ensure that the outer sheath of the cable is firmly held by the clamp
We strongly recommend that this machine is connected to the mains supply via a
Residual Current Device (RCD)
If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician. DO NOT attempt any repairs yourself.
This symbol indicates that this is a Class II product, and does not require an
earth connection.
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OVERVIEW
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DESCRIPTION
NO DESCRIPTION
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Lock Off Lever
7
Threaded hole (for the side handle)
2
On/Off Trigger Switch
8
Rear Handle
3
Disc Guard
9
Mains Lead
4
Grinding/Cutting Disc
10
Air Vents
5
Direction of Rotation Indicator
11
Side Handle
6
Spindle Lock Button
12
Rear Handle Release
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BEFORE USE
FITTING / ADJUSTING THE DISC GUARD
WARNING: MAKE SURE THAT THE ANGLE GRINDER IS SWITCHED OFF AND
UNPLUGGED FROM THE MAINS SUPPLY BEFORE FITTING OR REMOVING
ANY ACCESSORIES.
1. Slide the disc guard into place as
shown.
2. Rotate the disc guard to the
required position and secure by
tightening the cap head screw
using the hexagonal key supplied.
WARNING: THE DISC GUARD SHOULD BE FITTED SO THAT IT PROVIDES
MAXIMUM PROTECTION TO THE USER WHEN IN THE WORKING POSITION.
3. Make sure that the disc guard is securely fitted before using the grinder.
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FITTING AND REMOVING A DISC
WARNING: MAKE SURE THAT THE ANGLE GRINDER IS SWITCHED OFF AND
UNPLUGGED FROM THE MAINS SUPPLY BEFORE FITTING OR REMOVING
ANY ACCESSORIES.
1. Make sure the disc guard is fitted before you fit any cutting/grinding disc.
2. Press and hold the spindle lock as
shown on the right.
NOTE: You may need to turn the
spindle by hand to fully
engage the spindle lock.
3. Use the pin spanner supplied to
remove the outer flange.
4. Make sure that the inner flange is
fitted correctly with the raised
circular section pointing outwards
as shown and the flat section on the opposite side engages with the flat
section on the spindle.
5. Place the grinding disc over the
spindle and on top of the inner
flange.
• Place the disc onto the spindle
as shown.
• Make sure that the disc is
properly located on the inner
flange.
6. Place the outer flange over the
spindle
• For standard discs make sure that the raised section of the outer
flange is pointing towards the disc.
• When using thin discs, the outer flange washer can be reversed so
that the raised section is pointing away from the disc.
7. Press and hold the spindle lock and use the pin spanner to tighten the
outer flange.
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FITTING THE SIDE HANDLE
1. Fit the side handle by screwing it into one of the 3 threaded holes on the
angle grinder.
ADJUSTING THE REAR HANDLE
The rear handle can be rotated to
give a more comfortable grip.
1. Push and hold the rear handle
release backwards with one
hand.
2. Twist the rear handle in 90 degree
steps and release the rear handle
release button. The handle will
only turn a maximum of 180
degrees.
Rear Handle
Release
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USING YOUR ANGLE GRINDER
WARNING: FRAGMENTS FROM A BROKEN/DETACHED DISC CAN CAUSE
SERIOUS INJURY.
WARNING: WHEN USING CUTTING DISCS, DO NOT STAND DIRECTLY IN
LINE WITH THE ROTATING DISC.
WARNING: DO NOT PUT SIDEWAYS PRESSURE ON CUTTING DISCS.
WARNING: ENSURE THAT THE WORKING POSITION ADOPTED DOES NOT
CAUSE OPERATOR FATIGUE WHICH MAY LEAD TO LOSS OF CONTROL OF
THE CUTTING DISC AND IMPACT/SNATCH WITH SURROUNDING OBJECTS/
MATERIALS.
WARNING: ENSURE THE INTENDED CUTTING PATH IS CLEAR AND WITH
SUFFICIENT CLEARANCE BETWEEN SURROUNDING OBJECTS.
WARNING: WHEN CUTTING, KEEP THE ANGLE GRINDER STRAIGHT TO
PREVENT SNATCHING OR JAMMING.
THE ON/OFF SWITCH
1. To start the angle grinder, slide the
Lock Off Lever forwards and
squeeze the trigger upwards.
NOTE: The angle grinder has a soft
start feature and will reach
full speed in around 3
seconds.
2. To stop the angle grinder, release
the trigger.
Trigger
Lock Off Lever
WARNING: THE DISC WILL CONTINUE TO ROTATE FOR A FEW SECONDS
AFTER THE TRIGGER HAS BEEN RELEASED.
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CUTTING TIPS
• Do not force the disc through the material. Work with a feed rate
that is suited to the material being cut.
• Do not subject the cutting disc to sideways pressure.
• The direction of the cutting motion is important. Always feed the
cutting disc into the work so that it cuts in an upward direction. If you
do not do this It can result in the disc climbing out of the cut in an
uncontrolled manner and may lead to loss of control or serious injury.
GRINDING TIPS
WARNING: WHEN GRINDING, ONLY USE DISCS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED
FOR GRINDING. YOU MUST NEVER USE CUTTING DISCS TO GRIND ANY
MATERIAL.
• The key to efficient grinding is to control the pressure and surface
contact between the grinding disc and the workpiece.
• Flat surfaces are ground at an acute angle, usually 15 to 30 degrees
to the workpiece. Too great an angle causes concentration of
pressure on a small area which may gouge, or burn the workpiece.
• Allow the disc to reach full speed before grinding.
• Avoid overloading the angle grinder. If it becomes hot when being
used, allow it to run for a few minutes under no-load conditions.
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MAINTENANCE
CHANGING THE CARBON BRUSHES
1. Remove the screw holding the
brush cover in place.
2. Remove the worn brush.
3. Replace with the new brush
supplied.
4. Repeat on the other side of the
body.
• Both brushes must be replaced
at the same time
CLEANING
• To maintain the best possible performance from your angle grinder,
it must be kept clean.
• To reduce fire hazard, keep the cooling vents free of debris.
• Clean the area around the spindle and mounting washer and keep
the threaded locking washer clean.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
• Make sure that all nuts, bolts and screws are tight and secure.
• Check the secondary handle and the guard for damage.
• Always have any damaged, or worn parts repaired, or replaced.
• Always have your angle grinder inspected and maintained by
qualified service personnel. Do not attempt to repair the angle
grinder unless you are qualified to do so.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model Number
CAG2350
Rated Voltage (V)
230 V
Input Power
2350 W
No Load Speed
6000 rpm
Disc Diameter
230 mm
Disc Bore
22 mm
Spindle Thread Size
M14
Guaranteed Sound Power (Lwa dB)
110
Vibration Levels
3.82 m/s2
Dimensions (L x W x H)
560 x 310 x 136 mm
Weight
5.4 kg
PARTS AND SERVICING
There are no user serviceable parts in this angle grinder, all servicing and repairs
should be carried out by your nearest Clarke dealer.
For Parts & Servicing, please contact your nearest dealer, or
CLARKE International, on one of the following numbers.
PARTS & SERVICE TEL: 020 8988 7400
PARTS & SERVICE FAX: 020 8558 3622
or e-mail as follows:
PARTS: Parts@clarkeinternational.com
SERVICE: Service@clarkeinternational.com
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OVERVIEW
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PARTS LIST
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DESCRIPTION
PART NUMBER
NO
DESCRIPTION
PART NUMBER
1
Outer Flange
KPCON260001
33
Rotor
KPCON260033
2
Grinding Disk
KPCON260002
34
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260034
3
Inner Flange
KPCON260003
35
Stator Pressure Plate
KPCON260035
4
Hexagon Socket Head Bolts
KPCON260004
36
Stator
KPCON260036
5
Guard
KPCON260005
37
Bearing
KPCON260037
6
Guard Screw
KPCON260006
38
Bearing Ring
KPCON260038
7
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260007
39
Casing
KPCON260039
8
Elastic Washer
KPCON260008
40
Label
KPCON260040
9
Flat Washer
KPCON260009
41
Right Cover
KPCON260041
10
Spindle
KPCON260010
42
Reset Spring
KPCON260042
11
Front Cover
KPCON260011
43
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260043
12
Bearing
KPCON260012
44
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260044
13
Bearing Pressure Cover
KPCON260013
45
Right Handle
KPCON260045
14
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260014
46
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260046
15
Circular Key
KPCON260015
47
Sheath
KPCON260047
16
Big Gear
KPCON260016
48
Cable
KPCON260048
17
External Circlip
KPCON260017
49
Cable Pressure Plate
KPCON260049
18
Porous Bearings
KPCON260018
50
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260050
19
Open Shield Ring
KPCON260019
51
Inductance
KPCON260051
20
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260020
52
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260052
21
Self Lockpin
KPCON260021
53
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260053
22
Self Lockpin Spring
KPCON260022
54
Spiral Spring
KPCON260054
23
Gear Case
KPCON260023
55
Capacitor
KPCON260055
24
Side Handle
KPCON260024
56
Switch
KPCON260056
25
Hexagon Nut
KPCON260025
57
Tie Rod
KPCON260057
26
Elastic Washer
KPCON260026
58
Left Handle
KPCON260058
27
Small Gear
KPCON260027
59
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260059
28
Bearing
KPCON260028
60
Left Cover
KPCON260060
29
Bearing Pressure Cover
KPCON260029
61
Carbon Brush
KPCON260061
30
Barrel Head Screw
KPCON260030
62
Carbon Brush
Support
KPCON260062
31
Fan
KPCON260031
63
Soft Start
KPCON260063
32
Fan Baffle
KPCON260032
64
Carbon Brush
Support
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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