A power grinder is one of the most versatile handheld tools. With the tool, you can sharpen cutting edges, do metal cleaning, polishing, remove old mortar, and cut workpieces as bars, rods, pavers, stone, and concrete. As you hunt for the best, read through the following list of some of the best types of power grinders.
An angle grinder is also a handheld power tool usually used for polishing and grinding (abrasive cutting) of workpieces. It is designed with a motor that drives a geared head at a right angle. The head has an abrasive disc or thinner cut-off disc mounted on it.
The grinder is used for a variety of projects. The uses include cutting through metal bars, rods, and bolts, tiles, concrete, and stone. It is also used for cleaning and polishing metal workpieces, removing old paint, sharpening blades like knives, shovels, and lawn mowers, and grinding mortar.
Types of angle grinders based on power source:
- Battery-powered (cordless)
A bench grinder is a stationary tool bolted to a workbench or table, hence its name. The grinder features a central motor and an abrasive disc on each side. If you have some heavy-duty cleaning work like removing rust, grinding, shaping, buffing metal, stone, pipes, wood, or sharpening tools, the bench grinder would be an ideal tool.
The different types of bench grinders are:
- The automotive bench grinders used on automotive doors, handles, body pieces, and engine parts.
- Variable speed bench grinders for improved flexibility and control.
- Electric bench grinders for added convenience.
- Woodworking bench grinders, usually used in woodworking factories and large workshops for sharpening tools.
A die grinder is a smaller handheld grinder that is designed for polishing and shaping round objects such as pipes and in plumbing. A die grinder may also be used for engraving work, contouring, fabrication, and woodworking. With motors providing speeds of up to 27,000RPM, die grinders acquire the right speeds for their tasks.
The performance of a die grinder is dependent on the attachments it is using. The accessories that one can use with a die grinder include drill bits, end mills, burrs, and mounted points (or abrasive stones).
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