I only took the paint off. I just skimmed over the screws. I don't think it's made to take screwheads off. It might damage the blad.
I read all those reviews saying that you need a 10 amp grinder but this works just fine on my smaller one.
I don’t think you can replace the diamond pieces. Diamabrush doesn’t sell them separately.
My Dewalt is 11,000rpm and I used it. But tread lightly because it will rip up what you're trying to clean. Hold it just light enough that you keep the grinder in check, do not put much pressure at all to clean surface.
It works like CRAZY SANDPAPER! PUSH GENTLY AND IT WILL MAKE SAW DUST - PUSH HARD AND YOU WILL GET PAPER thin chips.
not made for finish work...made for stripping paint off old deck ... use hand sander..start with 80 grit, up to 220 for finish.
I would imagine this is not ideal if you need to get into tight spots. I also think 7 inch grinder would be too powerful - I used on a 4.5 inch grinder that exceeded recommendations and it was gouging wood
Although you could, this is designed for flat surfaces. The results may require extra sanding or shaping after stripping is done This tool can take off a lot of wood along with your paint if you are not careful.If you do decide to try it, I would suggest using a variable speed grinder and practicing a lot on another painted surface so that you get the feel for the tool and it's ability to remove the paint off the surface. A better and safer option for you and the column would be to chemically strip the column and then sand it smooth after.
Yes, it’ll remove paint from wood siding. I used it to strip pine floors that had 3 layers of paint on them. Be careful, it’s pretty aggressive. It’s easy to gouge swirl marks into the wood.