An angle grinder is a handheld power tool that can be used for a variety of metal fabrication jobs that include cutting, grinding, deburring, finishing and polishing. The most common types of angle grinder tools are powered by electricity; either corded or battery powered.
What Are Grinders Used For?
A grinder is a machine tool used for grinding, which is a type of machining using an abrasive wheel as the cutting tool. Each grain of abrasive on the wheel‘s surface cuts a small chip from the workpiece via shear deformation.
Grinding is used to finish workpieces that must show high surface quality (e.g., low surface roughness) and high accuracy of shape and dimension.
As the accuracy in dimensions in grinding is of the order of 0.000025 mm, in most applications it tends to be a finishing operation and removes comparatively little metal, about 0.50 to 0.75 mm depth.
There are many types of grinders available, each with a different purpose. Here are some common uses for grinders: –Surface grinders are used to create smooth, level surfaces on metal, stone, and other materials.
–Angle grinders are handheld power tools used for grinding, abrasive cutting, and polishing.
– Bench grinders are stationary power tools used for grinding abrasive wheels.
– Die grinders are handheld power tools used for grinding, sanding, honing, and polishing.
– Cylindrical grinders