A grinder is a versatile tool that any workshop employee or manufacturer understands. This tool will make your life easier, but you have to know which one to choose. Let’s break down how to find the right metal grinder for your business.
The angle grinder received its name from the 90-degree angle created between the attached disc and gear head when holding the tool. The term is used to distinguish this grinder from the straight grinder.
Manufacturers have adopted the angle grinder for various other uses besides what it was initially designed for. This tool is versatile and popular. They’re great for:
- Sanding and surface preparation
- Removing rust
- Adding a matte finish
- Blade sharpening
The straight grinder helps grind down parts’ outer and inner edges when a grinding stone is attached. It’s perfect to use during those times when the angle grinder is challenging to use.
The die grinders are similar to straight grinders, but their discs resemble a drill bit in action instead of using abrasive discs. The smaller discs allow the manufacturers to reach tighter spaces. They’re also excellent for deburring rough metal edges.
Corded or Cordless
The advantage of corded grinders is clear—they provide consistent power that enables you to use the grinder for an indefinite amount of time. The cordless grinders tend to weigh more since their batteries are attached to the tool. The corded grinder typically weighs less as well. The downside is that you must have an outlet within reach. The cordless grinder is excellent for onsite work when you’re unsure if an outlet will be accessible. They usually last for quite a while with their lithium batteries and charge quickly to minimize downtime.
Which One Is Best?
It can be tempting to choose the first inexpensive grinder you find since they all look similar and aren’t pricey. You have to consider what you’ll be using the grinder for most often. Durability is another factor to consider when finding the right metal grinder for your business. You need the correct size and the proper amount of power.
Kaka Industrial has a variety of metal belt grinders perfect for your next metal fabrication project. Reach out today to learn more about our products.