Grinders smooth out weld lines and remove imperfections, cracks and flaws in metal surfaces. They also eliminate unwanted metal from castings or that has accumulated in corners. They are essential for many metal working projects and are also useful for some masonry, concrete and woodworking applications. Straight grinders are excellent for heavy-duty work, where a die grinder is best for lighter operations. Angle grinders are useful in achieving the correct angle for a given task, such as repointing cement work.
Straight grinders have large powerful motors that make them heavy-hitters for industrial situations such as foundries, welding shops, steel mills, shipyards and in metal fabrication factories. They are also used in domestic applications where prolonged use is necessary or where a high power tool is indicated, such as in a metal construction project or a car body repair job.
Electric straight grinders have high performance motors with hardened steel gears and shafts to make for smooth, low vibration running to reduce operator fatigue. They have protective filters to prevent dust from entering into the motor and causing damage so lengthening their working life. The tool body is thermally insulated so it does not feel hot to the touch and for a better grip. The grinders have wing nuts for fast and easy wheel changes, so changing between jobs is efficient.
There are many accessories for pneumatic straight grinders including steel or brass brushes for rust removal or for polishing metal surfaces. Grinding wheels, stones and burrs of different forms, and made from various materials are also available, as well as sanding sleeves and flap wheels, making an electric straight grinder a very useful and versatile tool. Whether you need a straight, angle, or die grinder, you'll find that we carry a wide variety to suit your project needs.