Bench Grinders are an important piece of bench and stationary machinery to have if you're a metal or woodworker who uses a wide variety of high quality tools. These tools usually feature a grinding wheel on each side of the machine. Made with materials such as vitrified aluminum oxide or silicon carbide, bench grinders can grind or shape heavy-duty tools made of steel, aluminum, copper and other nonferrous materials.
One of the most important uses of a bench grinder is for reshaping worn tools. Professional contractors and tradesmen require sets of tools that can complete the job efficiently. Having this machine on your job site can save both time and money. Bench grinders and anvils allow you to reshape or re-sharpen hand tools such as screwdrivers, chisels, drill bits, knives and saws. It also ensures you get the most out of your existing tool sets before needing to replace them.
Common features to look for when shopping for a bench grinder are no load speeds and spindle locks. No load speed is how fast the disc rotates before you start grinding. Slower speeds usually mean a quieter bench grinder with less heat. If you are looking for time saving then spindle locks help to speed up disc changing times. One other handy feature, common on larger bench grinders, is soft starts. This helps to prevent twisting or wrenching at startup.
Another use for bench grinders is grinding sheet metal in preparation for welding or metal fitting. Metalworkers will find that industrial bench grinders speed up the work process, and provides for a much smoother finish after welding to ensure maximum strength. In addition, a variety of buffers can help to enhance and polish fabricated materials.
These carbide tool grinders offer optimum performance. Simply browse through the various models and brands of machines under the bench and stationary accessories category to find the perfect piece of equipment for your needs.