Hand Angle Grinders are the tool that any machine shop worth its salt will have its prized possession. From polishing to grinding to cutting, the hand angle grinder is the weapon of chosen when it comes to tough surfaces.
Handheld grinders’ uses reinforced resinous wheels, flat and depressed center and diamond wheels to complete the task.
What is grinding?
Grinding is the industrial process where an abrasive material usually mounted on a wheel chips away material from the workpiece via deformation, either to cut or to smoothen.
Why is it used?
There are plenty of uses for the hand angle grinder. The primary function is to smoothen the surface of floors, walls, and any uneven surface. Running the spinning wheel, at high speed, does this and the abrasive mounted on the wheel, removes the oxide layer as well as material, which is extra or simply unnecessary.
Where are hand held grinders used?
It is employed in any place which will require smoothing of surfaces, and that can vary from housing projects, furniture, and steel cutting to gems and jewellery and diamond polishing. Handheld grinders are known for its ease of functioning and with ergonomic designing, the professional handling the tool has been helped with a greater level of efficiency.
Hand Held grinders can be of many types, and that depends primarily on the kind of job that needs to be done. Hand angle grinders can be powered by an electric motor, compressed air or a petrol engine and are used in prolifically in machine shops and fabrication units.
Angle grinders are used for removing excess material from a work piece. There are various kinds of discs that are used for different materials and tasks, like cut-off discs also known as a diamond blade, abrasive grinding discs, grinding stones, sanding discs, wire brush wheels and polishing pads. There are large bearings in an angle grinder to offset the vibration and help the user gain precision, unlike the power drill, where the force is axial.
Recent research done by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has recommended changes in the design of handheld grinders to create a better design. This would allow the worker to work in a safer environment and more efficiently.
It has also been suggested that hand angle grinders need to be used with their guard or handle attached. This is to ensure the safety of the worker.